February Meeting: Wed. Feb 22nd – Overview of 3G

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 at 7:15pm

568 Broadway at Prince St, NE corner
Suite 404
New York, NY 10012
(Please note: Everybody will need to sign-in in the lobby.)


  1. Dr. Joseph Boccuzzi, Broadcom: Overview of 3G Cellular Communications
    • Introduction to 3G — What is 3G?
    • Key points about the WCDMA standard — Uplink and downlink discussion, Some terminal operating scenarios
    • Signal processing requirements — Base station and terminal perspective, Areas of product differentiation
    • Trends in 3G terminals — Features and Functionality
    • Discussion of the evolution of 3G — HSDPA, HSUPA, MIMO, etc.
    • Q & A
  2. 2006 membership drive
  3. Workshop breakout sessions: small group discussions from novice to advanced questions
  4. SuperNode (aka WifiDog) breakout session:
    • review the SuperNode’s OpenWRT operating system status
    • review the SuperNode’s WifiDog software status
    • access the SuperNode’s WifiDog traffic metrics
    • switch the SuperNode from Splash Page Only to a Member Login portal
    • upload the SuperNode’s initial content


Dr. Joseph Boccuzzi obtained his Ph.D. from Polytechnic University of N.Y. in the area of wireless digital communications. He has over 18 years of experience in the wireless field consisting of Satellite, Paging, Cordless, WLAN/PAN, WiMax? and Cellular. He has also worked on Cable Modems and Power Line Communications. This experience stems from System Design and Analysis to Hardware/Software product development. His most recent interests are in 3G voice and data services such as HSDPA, as well as Mobile TV.