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Back from CTIA

I am headed back from CTIA and am on an airplane heading back to Connecticut. A look at my watch and out the window makes me think we are in Virginia along the coast. Sometimes you luck out and have the seat empty next to you. Today is not that day. Anyway, CTIA was a busy show and it is interesting that the show can encompass so many disparate topics from mobile music to consumer applications to devices to power supplies to base stations to IMS.

In fact it almost seemed like I was looking for needles in haystacks for the areas of interest I cover. For the most part I avoided getting too engulfed in the latest gadgets as you could spend weeks just absorbing them all. Instead, for the most part I focused on companies targeting service providers or enterprise customers.

I think the most impressive technology was shown by a company named Vanu which makes equipment in the software defined radio space. This allows a base station to support multiple standards such as CDMA, GSM, EVDO, etc. The technology is very similar to what you may know as host media processing or HMP. Basically the DSPs are replaced with software running on Intel processors.

This technology allows service providers to save money while reducing time to market. I hope to cover all the companies I met with as soon as I get a moment. I am really looking forward to it actually.


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I am headed back from CTIA and am on an airplane heading back to Connecticut. A look at my watch and out the window makes me think we are in Virginia along the coast. Sometimes you luck out and have the seat empty next to you. Today is not that day. Anyway, CTIA was a busy show and it is interesting that the show can encompass so many disparate topics from mobile music to consumer applications to devices to power supplies to base stations to IMS.

 

In fact it almost seemed like I was looking for needles in haystacks for the areas of interest I cover. For the most part I avoided getting too engulfed in the latest gadgets as you could spend weeks just absorbing them all. Instead, for the most part I focused on companies targeting service providers or enterprise customers.

 

I think the most impressive technology was shown by a company named Vanu which makes equipment in the software defined radio space. This allows a base station to support multiple standards such as CDMA, GSM, EVDO, etc. The technology is very similar to what you may know as host media processing or HMP. Basically the DSPs are replaced with software running on Intel processors.

 

This technology allows service providers to save money while reducing time to market. I hope to cover all the companies I met with as soon as I get a moment. I am really looking forward to it actually.



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