Winner: Radio Revolutionaries

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Winner: Radio Revolutionaries
Illustration: Sean Mccabe; Original Photo: Joshua Dalsimer

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Illustration: Sean Mccabe; Original Photo: Joshua Dalsimer
Vanu Bose, founder, and John Chapin, CTO, of Vanu Inc.

Software-defined radio is one of those promising but elusive ideas that’s been anticipated for quite some time. The concept is elegantly simple: get rid of the specialized electronics used to process radio signals and instead do everything with software. The result, we’ve been promised, will be a universal wireless device that can seamlessly handle a range of frequencies, modulation techniques, and encoding schemes. Just as the personal computer replaced the typewriter, the adding machine, and even the telephone, so too will a software radio one day replace your cellphone, Blackberry, and any other wireless device you may happen to use.

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