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Thursday, April 08, 2010

CTO Chris Rowen Speaking at CoolChips XIII in Yokohama, Japan

On Wednesday, April 14 at 10 am Dr. Rowen will discuss "Resolving the Grand Paradox: Low Energy and Full Programmability in 4G Mobile Baseband SOCs". On one hand, increased mobility dictates smaller batteries, longer battery life and improved energy efficiency. On the other hand, the complexity of new baseband standards like LTE - plus the multimedia, network protocols and application services enabled by fast baseband - dictate increased programmability, ubiquitous multi-core and more software layers. Rowen will describe practical successes for ultra-low energy processors used for LTE PHY subsystem designs achieving 150Mbps data rates in less than 250mW. And he will conclude that resolving this paradox has a domino effect on wireless infrastructure, DTV and wired communications.