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Connection One: Communication Circuits & Systems Research Center

Research Focus & Anticipated Benefits

Connection One is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) focused on research in RF and wireless communication circuits and systems. The aim is to integrate technologies to enable a small, portable, all-in-one communication device that can handle multiple communication protocols.

NSF's I/UCRC program is effecting positive change in the performance capacity of the U.S. industrial enterprise.  The centers feature high-quality, industrially relevant fundamental research, strong industrial support and collaboration in research and education, and direct transfer of research results to U.S. industry, improving its competitive posture in world markets. With industrial and other support totaling 10-15 times the NSF investment, I/UCRCs are a premier example of how to leverage federal funding to synergize the research and development process.

Education & Outreach

The center features a state-of-the-art educational program in RF, analog/digital, mixed-signal, and communication devices, and currently boasts the largest U.S. concentration of graduate students in these areas.  It offers balanced training in hardware, analysis, and design; a fellowship program; and internships at industrial sites.

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