Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
2:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PT / 18:00 GMT (Duration: 1 hour)
The availability and performance of LTE components are becoming a critical issues as carriers move ahead with LTE deployments. Highly integrated devices using the latest silicon technology are transforming this market. At this critical time we take a look at the latest solutions involving LTE for cellular base stations as well as the emerging HetNet (heterogeneous networks) technology to provide the fully integrated coverage and bandwidth that are needed in next-generation mobile infrastructure equipment.
Stephen Turnbull- Division Marketing Manager, Freescale Wireless Access Division
Stephen is responsible for Freescale's wireless access portfolio which encompasses both discrete and fully integrated SoC base station solutions including QorIQ multicore processors, StarCore DSP baseband processors and the QorIQ Qonverge, base station SoC family.
Stephen and his team drive all elements of the definition and marketing of Freescale's scalable, wireless base station solutions including both silicon and software.
Stephen joined Motorola Semiconductor/Freescale in 1984 and throughout his career has held positions of increasing responsibility spanning materials, marketing, sales, engineering and product management.
Prior to his current role Stephen served as Global Operations Manager for multicore processors, before this he was based in Europe and held the role of EMEA Operations Manager for Communications Processors.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Strathclyde University and a Master of Science degree from Napier University.
Michael Christofferson- Director of Product Management, Enea
Michael Christofferson has over 30 years experience in software development for deeply embedded systems and telecom networking systems. He spent the first 8 years of his career with Raytheon in Defense Communications, specifically with remote controlled signal and communications intelligence systems (SIGINT/COMINT). That was followed by 8 years in the Telecom/Datacom market working for such companies as GTE Telecom, Sprint, Data General Telecommunications, and Pulse Communications. For the past 14 years, Mr. Christofferson has moved into sales, marketing, and business development for leading industry RTOS, embedded development tools, and middleware providers. These have been Ready Systems, then Microtec, then Mentor Graphics, and now finally Enea for whom he has served since 1998. He is currently Director of Product Management at Enea. Mr. Christofferson received a B.S. in Physics from Bradley University in 1972, and an M.S. in Physics from the University of Michigan in 1974.
Dexter is the author of IEEE Spectrum’s online blog The Nanoclast. He has researched and written reports and analysis in the areas of nanotechnology, sensors, IT, advanced manufacturing and economic trends within a number of different industries. He has been the program director for international conferences in the areas of telecommunications, digital content delivery and nanotechnology. In addition to his work at IEEE Spectrum, Dexter is a senior analyst with Cientifica, a UK-based business intelligence company for emerging technologies.
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