Updated October 3, 2007.


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Multi-Radio Wireless Devices


Hosted by Novatel Wireless
San Diego, CA

Meeting October 10, 2007.

Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research




Meeting Agenda

Meeting Location
Hotel Information
Information for Presenters




Mobile computing devices are increasingly supporting more radios, raising both issues and opportunities. The intent of this meeting is to examine developments and issues in both notebook and handheld platforms. The scope of the meeting will include both hardware and software:

  • RF considerations
  • Co-existence protocols and application issues with multi radios
  • Limits to the number of radios and antennas for small form-factor devices
  • Software defined radio approaches
  • Battery ramifications of multiple radios
  • Electromagnetic compatibility and regulatory aspects
  • Antenna design and optimization with multi radios
  • Global spectrum harmonization and regulatory aspects
  • Connection manager interfaces/approaches for multi-radios
  • Operating-system support and network selection
  • Optimal application architectures
  • Form factor options
  • Tradeoffs of between half-size mini cards and multi-technology full-size mini cards
  • Mobile computing policies to control network selection and application behavior

Note that meeting presenters, and many of the attendees, are world leading technologists on the subject material. We allocate sufficient time for discussion that attendees can ask questions of greatest interest. Moreover, the meetings allow informal networking during breaks where attendees can exchange important information.




October 10 , 2007. Meeting. 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


Coffee service and lunch provided.

The preliminary agenda is as follows:


  • 8:00 to 8:30 Coffee service and registration.
  • 8:30 to 8:45 Peter Rysavy, Executive Director, PCCA. Introductions. PCCA meeting schedule and association update.
  • 8:45 to 9:30 Slim Souissi, CTO, Novatel Wireless. Host company presentation.
  • 9:30 to 10:15 Joe Savarese, CTO, NetMotion Wireless. Multi-Radio Enterprise Systems and Mobile VPNs.
  • 10:15 to 10:30 Break
  • 10:30 to 11:15 Robert Scodellaro, Senior Staff Engineer, Qualcomm. EMC/Regulatory Impacts of Multi Radios.
  • 11:15 to 12:00 Ulun Karacaoglu, Principal Engineer, Intel. Wireless Coexistence and Antenna Placement Issues in Notebook Computers.
  • 12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 to 1:45 Allen Tran, Director, Engineering, Qualcomm. Antenna Design Issues with Multi Radios.
  • 1:45 to 2:30 Santosh Khare, Program Manager, Microsoft. Challenges in Connection Management for Multi-Networked Devices.
  • 2:30 to 2:45 Break
  • 2:45 to 3:30 Jan Vercruysse, Vice President Technology, Option. Multi-radio Design Issues.
  • 3:30 to 4:00 Discussion and analysis.


Note: agenda is subject to change.




The meeting will be held at The Westin Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego. See details below.



The Westin Horton Plaza San Diego
910 Broadway Circle

San Diego, California 92101

Phone: (619) 239-2200   

We do not have a room block, but there is a discounted rate available if you book online at:


There is no airport shuttle service, but the hotel is close to the airport, and a taxi takes less than 15 minutes.

General hotel information is available at:





The registration deadline is one week before the meeting.


Meetings are intended primarily for PCCA members. However, non-member organizations may attend for a fee of $375 per person. This fee can be applied towards future membership. Executive-level members may send five people, associate-level members may send two people and affiliate-level members may send one person to the meeting without incurring meeting charges.

We expect a full meeting and may have to turn away attendees. If you intend to come, please register soon.


Click here to register for the meeting using our secure Web page.




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


  • Presentations are typically 30 minutes to 40 minutes long unless arranged otherwise.
  • There is usually a 5 to 15 minute discussion following the presentation.
  • This is a technical audience (e.g., engineering and program managers), so please make the presentations technical. Emphasis should be on industry and technology at large, versus selling your product. Consider items such as compatibility, technical alternatives, standardization, interoperability, certification and adoption.
  • Generally, 30 to 50 people attend each meeting, representing a broad spectrum of the mobile computing industry, including operators, infrastructure vendors, device vendors, middleware providers and application vendors.
  • We will provide an LCD projector.
  • 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.
  • Since PCCA meetings are considered public meetings, please do not include any confidential or proprietary information. 


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