Updated February 11, 2004

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CDMA2000 1xEV-DO and 1xEV-DV


February 11-12, San Diego, CA. Hosted by QUALCOMM.
Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research.


Meeting Agenda
Meeting Location
Hotel Information
Information for Presenters



The pace of innovation in cellular technology continues unabated. Operators have deployed CDMA2000 1x networks around the world. The next step in the evolution of CDMA2000 is 1xEV-DO (1x evolution data optimized) which provides a high-speed data channel with peak data rates of 2.4 Mbps, and typical throughputs of 300 to 500 Kbps. According to the CDMA Development Group, there are ten 1xEV-DO commercial networks across Asia, the Americas and Europe and three more planned to be deployed in the next year. In the US, Verizon Wireless offers CDMA2000 1xEV-DO in San Diego and Washington DC. Beyond 1xEV-DO, 1xEV-DV (1x evolution data and voice) allows both voice and high-speed data on the same radio channel.

The purpose of this meeting and workshop is to explore the true capabilities of this technology, its likely deployment, supported applications, and standing relative to competing technologies.


Some specific questions we intend to address include:


  • How does 1xEV technology work?
  • What type of performance can users expect under what circumstances?
  • How does 1xEV technology compare with competing technologies?
  • How do 1xEV-DO and 1xEV-DV differ in capability, maturity and deployment status?
  • What are the best applications for 1xEV-DO?
  • What are the deployment plans for 1xEV-DO and 1xEV-DV?
  • How might 1xEV networks co-exist with wireless hotspots?
  • What types of devices will be available?
  • What interfaces will devices use?
  • What options exist to integrate 1xEV devices with computing platforms?





February 11, Workshop. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Hands on opportunity for participants to use and test with the 1xEV-DO network.

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Orientation

10:30 PM to 3:00 PM Workshop

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch concurrent with workshop

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Debriefing and summary of workshop results


February 12, Meeting. 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The preliminary agenda is as follows.

1. QUALCOMM host presentation (Anil Kripalani, Sr. Vice President, Global Technical Marketing and Brad Kirn, Sr. Manager, Business Development, 45 - 60 minutes total)

- QUALCOMM overview
- CDMA2000 standards evolution
- 1xEV market, deployment, services update
- Korea data services video (5 minutes)

2. 1xEV Technology Overview (Ruchi Prasad, Director CDMA/TDMA,Nortel, 60 minutes)

- Differences between voice and data traffic
- Key technology advancements used in 1xEV-DO
- Airlink overview
- Infrastructure and deployment

3. Operator Experience (Mary Ellen Baumann, Product manager for National Access (1xRTT) and for Broadband Access (EVDO), Verizon Wireless, 45 minutes)

- Data strategy (key market segments)
- Commercial phase
- Markets, San Diego and Washington DC
- Services offerings
- Future nationwide deployment plans

4. 1xEV Enhancements (Samir Khazaka, Director, Technical Marketing, QUALCOMM, 60 minutes)

- Release A
- Advanced services capabilities

5. 1xEV Devices / OEM (Justin Schmid, Director, Marketing, Embedded Modules & Designs, Sierra Wireless, 30 minutes)

- Devices available today
- Future enhancements



The meeting will be held at QUALCOMM. 


10185 McKellar Ct.
San Diego, 92121

Feb. 11, Workshop: Room 324
Feb. 11, Demo (if needed): Room 344
Feb. 12, Meeting: Room 324

From San Diego International Airport

Follow the signs to I-5 North (take Harbor Dr., to Grape St. and then turn left). Stay on I-5 North until you reach the Sorrento Valley Rd. exit, turn left at the bottom of the off-ramp. Take the next right (across the railroad tracks) on Sorrento Valley Blvd. Take the next right, on Sorrento Valley Road. Follow Sorrento Valley Road (under I-805, where it becomes Mira Mesa Blvd) to Lusk Blvd. Turn left onto Lusk Blvd. Turn right onto Pacific Center Blvd. Take first left onto McKellar Ct. QUALCOMM (building R) is at the end of the court on the right.



We are not holding a block of rooms at a hotel for this meeting. The following hotels are close to QUALCOMM.


Wyndham San Diego
5975 Lusk Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
Rates starting at $118 Web rate

Homestead San Diego/Sorrento Mesa
9880 Pacific Heights Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
Rates starting at $89 Web rate


Marriott Courtyard San Diego Sorrento Mesa
9650 Scranton
San Diego, CA 92121
Rates starting at $149

Marriott Residence Inn Sorento Mesa
5995 Pacific Mesa Court
San Diego, CA 92121
Rates starting at $149


San Diego International Airport is approximately eleven miles north of the hotels. You may wish to consider a rental car so that you can get to and from QUALCOMM. From the airport, taxi is approximately $35 one way up to 5 persons. Cloud 9 Shuttle 858-278-8877 or 800-9-shuttle is $14 per person one way.


The registration deadline is end of day, Wednesday, February 4.

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please register by sending e-mail to:


Please include your name, company name, e-mail address and phone number and indicate whether you are attending the workshop, meeting or both. Because this meeting is at Qualcomm, and to expedite the availability of entry badges, we also need your full company address and citizenship.

Meetings are intended primarily for PCCA members. However, non-member organizations that have not attended a prior PCCA meeting, interested in the topic and wishing to learn about the PCCA, may attend on an introductory basis for a fee of $375 per person. This fee can be applied towards membership. For others, the meeting fee is $500.


The following information is for people presenting at this PCCA meeting: 

  • Presentations are typically 30 minutes to 45 minutes long unless arranged otherwise.
  • This is a technical audience, so please make the presentations technical. Emphasis

  • should be on industry issues and proposed solutions versus selling your product. 
  • There is usually a 5 to 15 minute discussion following the presentation.
  • We will provide an LCD projector.
  • The audience is technical, consisting mostly of engineering and program managers.
  • Generally, 30 to 50 people attend each meeting, representing a broad spectrum of

  • the wireless industry, including carriers, infrastructure vendors, device vendors, 
    software vendors and computer vendors. 
  • If you are presenting a technical contribution, please provide hard copy for attendees. We will advise you on the number. 
  • We request a copy of your presentation (PDF or PPT) before the meeting so that we
  • can post it in the members area of the PCCA web page. 

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