Wireless Technology Direction for the 21st Century

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004 at 6:00 PM

TI Auditorium


Speaker: Robert Sanchez

Bio: Robert J. Sanchez is currently with inCode Wireless, a San Diego-based consulting firm of over 300 people, he co-founded in 1998. He serves as VP & Chief Architect responsible for developing technical and strategic points of view on telecommunications advances such as SDR, MIMO, IPv6, mesh topologies, telematics and others as well as wireless over-the-air technologies such as 802.11, 802.16, 802.20, 802.21, CDMA (UMTS-FDD, UMTS-TDD, 1xRTT, 1xEV DV, 1xEV DO, TD-SCDMA), OFDM, GSM/GPRS/EDGE and others. Robert oversees the operation and integration of inCodes Wireless Technology Lab licensed to operate in the PCS and MMDS bands consisting of over $30 million worth of wireless infrastructure, core network systems and OSS/BSS platforms.

Prior to inCode, Robert was with Qualcomm from 1990 where he led Globalstars worldwide system integration and test program. He also was the general manager for the Ancillary Test Products and Optimization Group as well as led the initial CDMA research and development program through concept validation and test. While on the CDMA program, Robert jointly with others defined and developed industry standards for CDMA handsets and base stations. Robert also worked on the OmniTRACS program designing airborne applications of Ku-band satellite systems.

Prior to Qualcomm, Robert was a staff systems engineer and section head at TRW/Military Electronics and Avionics Division starting in 1984 managing several defense surveillance systems for SIGINT, COMINT and ELINT networks. He oversaw the design, development and test and served as Test Director of the avionics portion of a high altitude UAV used in the Persian Gulf.

Prior to TRW/MEAD, Robert was a systems analyst at General Dynamics/Electronics Division starting in 1982 designing simulations and coding software for avionics systems such as the Tomahawk digital imaging system prior to GPS. He also developed satellite navigation software for Mobile Sea Range operations.

Robert holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from the University of California at San Diego. He is also a wireless engineering professor at the University of California at San Diego for the Engineering Extended Studies Program. Robert is also a member of IEEE.

Robert sits on several company boards as a director and as an advisor providing technical direction and guidance for commercial product development and introduction. Robert has published many papers and is an invited speaker at telecommunications conferences worldwide.

Title: Wireless Technology Direction for the 21st Century

Abstract: As we advance into the 21st century, consumers and the enterprise are confused with the alphabet soup of wireless technologies in the market place. Do we really care what version of UMTS or CDMA we're using, what is IPv4 versus IPv6, ZigBee, UWB versus Bluetooth ? This discussion addresses where technology, features and advances are positioned with wireless carriers for the next several years and how performance is measured.