RTT Technology Topics - 2004

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2004 Title Synopsis
December OFDM performance and cost Why OFDM is becoming increasingly prevalent as a way of improving PHY performance and some of the 'hidden' costs implicit in getting OFDM to work at a practical level.
November 3G cost and quality The cost/performance trade offs inherent in the Release 6 IP multimedia sub system (IPMMS)
October Wideband wireless The rebirth of short wave, medium and long wave digital radio wide band transmission
September BLUWB? How Bluetooth and UWB are evolving and how WiFi, Bluetooth and UWB might co-exist and complement each other in future applications including home networking and wideband wearable wireless
August WiFi PHY The WiFi physical layer (PHY) and related changes being made to the Medium Access Control (MAC) layer.
July Five PHYS named FLO How adding phys to a phone increases the phone's value both at point of sale and through life (operator revenue and margin).
June Handset and network value The interrelationship between handset and network value, the impact of Symbian based Nokia devices on network functionality.
May Handset and network loading The impact of handset hardware and handset software on the user experience and the related properties needed from the radio layer and the network.
April Handset software testing The software tasks and tests required to make multi-media handsets work with multi-service networks.
March Handset hardware testing The conformance and performance testing of 3G handset hardware
February The impact of quality on session length An important objective in 3G networks is to create the conditions whereby session lengths can and will increase over time. Quality and consistency are important pre-conditions that need to be met before this happens. Quality is a composite of power efficient source coding, channel coding, a flexible layer one, a deterministic network and good audio and video capabilities in the receiver. Consistency is dependent on trying to avoid too much band limiting of the channel and careful management of session maintenance protocols (the need to avoid dropped sessions).
January Media Processor Design Power optimized media processor design - the design issues implicit in specifying and implementing power efficient microprocessors for multi-media hand held devices.