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In digital communication , CellonicsTM offers a fundamental change to the way modem
solutions have traditionally been designed and built. CellonicsTM technology introduces
a simple and swift Carrier - Rate DecodingTM solution to the receiving and decoding of
a modulated signal. It encodes and decodes signals at one symbol per cycle-a feature not
found elsewhere. Its simplicity will obsolete the super heterodyne receiver design that has
been in use since its invention by Major Edward Armstrong in 1918.In fact, according to
one estimate,98 % of the worlds radio systems are still based on this superhet design.
Cellonics Inc. has invented and patented a number of circuits that mimic the above
biological cell behavior. The CellonicsTM circuits are incredibly simple with advantages
of low-cost, low power consumption and smallness of size. When applied in
communication, the CellonicsTM technology is a fundamental modulation and
demodulation technique. The CellonicsTM receivers are used as devices that generate
pulses from the received analog signal and perform demodulation based on pulse
Birth Of Cellonics
For the last 60 years, the way radio receivers are designed and built has undergone
amazingly little change. Much of the current approach could be attributed to EH
Armstrong, the oft -credited Father of FM, who invented the super heterodyne method in
1918.He further developed it into a complete FM commercial system in 1933 for use in
public-radio broadcasting. Today, more than 98% of receivers in radios, television and
mobile phones use this method.
The subsystem used in the superhet design consists of radio-frequency (RF)amplifiers
mixers ,phase-lock loops ,filters, oscillators and other components ,which are all complex
,noisy ,and power hungry. Capturing a communications element from the air to retrieve
its modulated signal is not easy ,and a system often needs to spend thousands of carrier
cycles to recover just one bit of information .This process of demodulation is
inefficient ,and newly emerging schemes result in complex chips difficult and expensive
to manufacture.
So it was necessary to invent a new demodulation circuit ,which do the job of
conventional superheterodyne receiver but at afar lesser component count, faster and
lower in power consumption and possessing greater signal robustness These requirements
were met by designing a circuit which models the biological cell behavior as explained
earlier. The technology for this, named CELLONICS ,was invented by scientists from
CWC(Center for Wireless communication) and Computational Science Department in
Principles Of The Technology
The Cellonics technology is a revolutionary and unconventional approach based on the
theory of nonlinear dynamical systems and modeled after biological cell behavior. When
used in the field of communication, the technology has the ability to encode, transmit and
decode digital information powerfully over a variety of physical channels, be they cables
or wirelessly through air.