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in Ultra-Wideband (UWB) and Wireless USB
(Meeting and Demonstrations)
Wednesday, June 11, 2008.
Rysavy, Rysavy Research
Information for Presenters
(UWB) has finally emerged onto the market in the form of laptops with
embedded WUSB technology and Certified Wireless USB (WUSB) hub and
dongle adapter kits. First generation technology, to be sure, but its
impact is already apparent in the PC world and impending in the
embedded device world.
This should be a
highly worthwhile meeting on a technology that has the potential to
fundamentally change how devices communicate in local environments. In
the words of one of the presenters, “Just as it took hundreds of years
to change our view of earth and its rightful place in the universe it
seems to be taking hundreds of Internet-years to change the view that
the PC is the center of the connectivity universe. For future
generations and use-cases it is not! And UWB could actually succeed in
making that change!” However, this assumes that key issues are
addressed correctly. Identifying these is one of the objectives of this
Hosted by MCCI
Corporation, a leading supplier of USB software and support IP to the
cellphone industry, speakers and attendees will examine UWB's
standardization status, productization challenges and future.
The meeting will
address questions such as:
- What are the usage
scenarios that could propel UWB to widespread adoption?
- What is the timeframe for
widespread UWB and Wireless USB deployment?
- How will UWB and
- Will the market be
fragmented across competing technical approaches?
- How will UWB products
address pairing issues that have complicated Bluetooth usage?
- What are future
directions in laptop/phone tethering using UWB?
- Will business or consumer applications
- How do UWB developments
relate to Wi-Fi developments?
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.
Meeting and Demonstrations. June 11, 2008. 8:00 AM to
Meeting attendees obtain access to all content presented at the meeting
and detailed minutes.
We plan to have
demonstrations of personal-area networking products at the meeting.
preliminary agenda is as follows:
- 8:00 to 8:30 Coffee service and
- 8:30 to 8:40 Peter Rysavy, Executive
Director, PCCA. Introductions. PCCA meeting schedule and association
to 9:20 Terrill Moore, CEO, MCCI. Host company presentation.
to 9:40 Steve Brightman, Director of Marketing, WiMedia. "The
WiMedia Alliance Landscape."
to 10:20 Presentation. Morten Christiansen, Senior System
Designer, Ericsson Mobile Platforms. “How Can UWB Change Our View of
the PC Universe?”
to 10:40 Break
to 11:20 Presentation. Pratik Mehta, Communications
Technologist, Dell. "Ultra-Wideband for Short Range
to 12:00 Presentation. Inanc Inan, PhD, Systems Engineer,
Realtek. “Emerging Applications and Use Cases in UWB Domain.”
to 1:00 Lunch
to 1:40 Presentation. Dave Sroka, International Marketing
Manager WUSB/UWB, NXP Semiconductor. "UWB, the
Ultimate Choice for PAN Technologies."
to 2:20 Presentation. Wayne Daniel, Director of Strategic
Marketing, WiQuest. "Video over UWB for Portable Computer Applications"
to 2:40 Break
to 3:20 Presentation. Zach Little, Program Manager, Wireless USB
and UWB, Microsoft. "Ultra-Wideband: Hard Issues and Direction in the
to 4:00 Presentation. Jim Lansford, PhD, CTO, Alereon. "WWW:
World-Wide Wireless USB"
remaining to 4:00. Discussion and further Q&A.
agenda is subject to change.
meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Austin.
500 East 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Room block is
under the name PCCA. Room block expires May 11. Book soon.
registration deadline is one week before the meeting.
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.
expect a full meeting. If you
intend to come, please register soon.
Click here to register for the meeting using
our secure Web page.
INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS
information is for people presenting at this PCCA meeting:
are typically 30 minutes to 40 minutes long unless
is usually a 5 to 15 minute discussion following the presentation.
must provide their presentations (PDF or PPT) at least one week prior
to the meeting to allow for copying to the members area of the PCCA Web
site, as well as to allow detailed questions for discussion.
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 (limit of
3 slides). Consider
items such as compatibility, technical alternatives, standardization, deployment
certification and adoption.
- Generally, 40 to 60 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. Presenters
should plan on presenting from their own
computers. Presenters should use their own presentation templates.
- Since PCCA meetings are considered public meetings, please do
not include any confidential or proprietary information.
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