carrier wave


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carrier wave:

see modulationmodulation,
in communications, process in which some characteristic of a wave (the carrier wave) is made to vary in accordance with an information-bearing signal wave (the modulating wave); demodulation is the process by which the original signal is recovered from the wave
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carrier wave

[′kar·ē·ər ‚wāv]
(chemistry)

carrier wave

The component of a modulated wave that is independent of the modulation. Generally referred to as a carrier.
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Different from a 400G system with multiple aggregated carrier waves, a 400G WDM system with a single carrier wave requires only one optical transceiver system.
At present, each relay station handles a maximum of six i-mode-related carrier waves, allowing six people to access the service at once via the station.
The message could be encoded in carrier waves, modulated signals like those of AM or FM transmissions, or in pulses that would carry further given the same amount of energy.
Freescale's product significantly improved our overall base station efficiency by providing highly efficient DSP cores and accelerators, allowing us to provide the industry's highest number of TD-SCDMA carrier waves in a base station and increased system flexibility.
The micro-base station is designed support 3 MIMO carrier waves, and has a powerful data processing capability of 84Mbps downlink and 11.
It optimizes the transport capacities of optical fiber and tremendously extends distances spanned by optical carrier waves.
Unlike conventional wireless systems, which use narrowband modulated carrier waves to transmit information, Ultra-Wideband transmits over a wide swath of radio spectrum, using a series of very narrow and low-power pulses.