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downlink

[′dau̇n‚liŋk]
(communications)
The radio or optical transmission path downward from a communications satellite to the earth or an aircraft, or from an aircraft to the earth.

downlink

(1) The transmission from a satellite down to an earth station. Contrast with uplink.

(2) The transmission from a cell tower to a cellphone or other mobile device. Contrast with uplink.
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5 kg or less and power under 25 W, we see this solution as a game changer for eliminating data downlink constraints for the commercial satellite community.
By having Tulix downlink their linear feeds directly from satellite, broadcasters and content aggregators save significant costs associated with purchasing, operating, and maintaining their own encoders.
The downlink facility, to be completed by the end of the year, will consist of 10 4.
Instead, MAMM used a special-purpose scheduling algorithm to quickly expand the acquisitions into supporting activities and schedule the downlinks.
As a result, Precise receives a "downlink rebate"-available to all downlink sites for providing the space and equipment-- of $170 per student.
When the electronic messages between the telescopes mingle with Iridium's downlinks, they become garbled, and the array doesn't function properly.
However, with the growth of the number of downlinks this--like the two-way video discussed previously--quickly reaches a point of diminishing returns.
Using this method, existing iBurst equipment provides user downlinks of up to 2Mbps; base station downlinks of up to 24Mbps; frequencies of 1.
A High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) service is to be introduced in Japan on 31 August 2006 by mobile operator NTT DoCoMo, coinciding with the release of the 3G FOMA N902iX HIGH-SPEED, the first HSDPA-compatible handset in Japan.
HSxPA technology describes the third generation (3G) cellular High Speed Packet Access protocol that combines both the High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) modes for high performance WCDMA systems.
This support for symmetric broadband data rates is one of the key advantages of a meshed wireless system over cellular or next generation "3G" wireless systems that only offer high-speed on the downlinks.
According to the company, its X455 HSDPA product will enable the development of mass-market HSDPA-capable feature phones and smartphones, enabling data downlinks at up to 3.