Annual Report 2001 - Cornell University
003 Selected Faculty Research

10 Advancing Research in Wireless Communications

Kevin T. Kornegay, Electrical and Computer Engineering, directed the opening of the Cornell Broadband Communications Research Laboratory (CBCRL), organizing a unique industry/academia partnership to support it. The facility is a state-of-the-art laboratory used for the design and testing of radio-frequency (RF) integrated circuits, such as transceivers in cellular phones and other wireless devices, and for training future RF engineers. Kornegay designed a hands-on laboratory course in RF integrated circuit design targeting new Bluetooth devices—an industry standard that allows cell phones, computers, personal digital assistants, and other applications to communicate with one another. Students design chips in the fall semester, the chips are manufactured over semester break, and then students test and evaluate chips and give oral and written reports in the spring semester. The laboratory serves the critical need for well-trained RF circuit designers, particularly in the northeast U.S. The laboratory also supports Kornegay's research in wireless communications system design, which aims to reduce size and power requirements.

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