Date: Wednesday, Dec 20, 2006, 6:00 pm
Title: Mesh Networking
Speaker: Ajay Mishra
Biography: Ajay brings approx. 15 years of experience in wireless and networking industry (Motorola, Cisco, Airespace, Interwave) where he has held several senior level positions in wireless business development, strategic alliances, product management and engineering.
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 6:00 pm
Title: DTV on Mobile Platform
Speaker: Ernest Tsui
Abstract: New usage models for watching Digital Television include watching while in trains, buses, cars, etc. on handheld devices with relatively low resolution video such as QVGA (320x240) or QCIF. However, watching high definition television (720p or 1080i) on a higher resolution displays like those available on notebook computers while mobile will be a challenge. Other challenges include co-existence with other wireless transmitters on the platform (e.g., like cellular, etc.), having adequate antenna orientations/architectures, meeting thermal requirements and finally having good battery life while watching DTV. We will address these challenges and describe some of the key components and the associated architectures in this presentation. We will focus on the DVB-T/H standard but the techniques are equally applicable to other COFDM based DTV standards around the world. The intended audience is architects, managers, and designers that want to learn about DTV architectures for mobile platforms.
Biography: Ernest Tsui is a DTV architect and principal engineer in the Wireless Communications Architecture group in the Mobility Group at Intel Corporation. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a graduate of Cal Berkeley. He has also been involved in development universal QAM demodulators and managed a group that provided equipment to the Grand Alliance during the formulation of the ATSC DTV standard.
19 January 2006, 6.15 p.m. -
Abstract: This panel session will explore current discussions within the WiMAX Forum on the technical dimensions of business opportunities in both current fixed applications and prospective mobile broadband. The program will highlight how equipment manufacturers and service providers can differentiate their WiMAX offerings by going beyond the standard "cookie-cutter" in WiMAX Forum(tm) certification. Attendees will learn how to differentiate their offerings, increasingly link budget and shorten development cycles by going beyond the minimum features required for certification. This session convening leader chip manufacturers at the forefront of the technology is aimed primarily at manufacturers, service providers, analysts and the news media. End-users and government officials also are a target audience.
Admission: Admission is only by permission of the SCV ComSoc. SCV ComSoc members will be admitted at no charge to WCA’s International Symposium & Business Expo exhibit floor immediately preceding the Chapter meeting, and may obtain the WCA Member price to attend WCA’s entire four-day convention. For details on that offer, visit: www.wcai.com. For eligible pre-registrants, the member price is $545 to obtain full-conference admission. Admission is only by permission of the SCV ComSoc. SCV ComSoc members will be admitted at no charge to WCA’s International Symposium & Business Expo exhibit floor immediately preceding the Chapter meeting, and may obtain the WCA Member price to attend WCA’s entire four-day convention. For details on that offer, visit: www.wcai.com. For eligible pre-registrants, the member price is $545 to obtain full- conference admission.
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