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Monday, May 19, 2003


Excellent powerline broadband articles and links

Excellent powerline broadband articles and links

1. The May edition of the IEEE Communications magazine has several good articles on powerline broadband. (Unfortunately, you have to be a subscriber to access all but the first article.)

2. Late 2002 overview of powerline broadband.

3. Early 2003 report onpowerline broadband penetration.

Many thanks to Ed Hare with the ARRL for pointing these articles out.

Ed also pointed to a link to a PowerPoint presentation on powerline broadband. Ed commented:

"It does contain one glaring flaw; one of the slides stipulates that FCC radiated emissions limits do not apply to PLC at this time. As carrier-current devices, PLC systems must meet the general radiated emissions limits for intentional emitters, Sec. 15.209. (See slide 19 and wait a couple of seconds for the note to pop up.) I also note the way that the measured fields vary with distance from the radiating source."


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