A Simulation Model for IEEE 802.11n

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007 at 6:00 PM

TI Auditorium


Speaker: Thomas Paul

Bio: Thomas Paul has worked in the communications industry since 1996. Most recently, he worked at Atheros Communications on the development of Wi-Fi phone products. Prior to that, at Ralink Technology, he worked on development of a low-cost version of the 802.11b WLAN chipset. Earlier, at PC-TEL Inc., he worked on the maintenance and improvement of their V.92 software modem product, attaining the position of Project Lead Product Enhancement. He also holds a U.S. Patent regarding dynamic block processing in software modems. He earned his B.A.Sc. degree at the University of Toronto, Canada in 1996. He is currently a graduate student in Electrical Engineering at Santa Clara University.

Title: A Simulation Model for IEEE 802.11n

Abstract: In an effort to improve the performance of Wireless LAN (WLAN) devices, the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), in late 2003, formed a task group, TGn, to work on a new specification: 802.11n. The goal was to deliver speeds of at least 100Mbps, which would more than double the existing maximum rate of 54Mbps provided by the 802.11a and 802.11g amendments. Currently, the 802.11n draft (standard still under development) offers rates up to 600Mbps through the use of MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) antenna structures.