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SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO AND DYNAMIC SPECTRUM ACCESS COMMUNITIES TO CONVERGE IN DUBLIN

DENVER, CO, Feb. 21, 2007 -- Imagination Technologies - a leader in mobile multimedia technologies - has extended the support of its multi-standard mobile TV receiver platform to include the Japanese 'One Seg' mobile TV standard and is demonstrating this technology in action at 3GSM 2007 in Barcelona.

The week of April 16 will see the worlds of software defined radio (SDR) and dynamic spectrum access networks (DySPAN) converge at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin, as the SDR Forum (www.sdrforum.org) holds its general meeting (April 16-17) and the IEEE Communications Society (www.comsoc.org) its DySPAN 2007 symposium (April 17-20). SDR is a collection of hardware and software technologies that allows reconfigurable system architectures for wireless networks and user terminals; DySPAN is a breakthrough architecture that enables the use of any spectrum band to change moment to moment.

"There is great synergy between SDR and DySPAN," said William Webb, senior technologist and head of research and development for Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the U.K. communications industries. "The concepts developed in dynamic spectrum access will be easier to implement on a software defined radio system, while the applications made possible by the DySPAN concepts will provide a strong driver for SDR devices."

The SDR Forum is a nonprofit international industry association, and its general meeting will bring together SDR development leaders from all over the world to discuss key issues relating to the technology and its deployment. The meeting will entail focused plenary sessions addressing both the business and technical aspects of the Forum, including public safety, SDR security, space and avionics, cognitive radio, and R&D. Webb will keynote the closing plenary session.

At the DySPAN symposium, a global gathering that includes scientists, engineers, economists and policymakers will share and discuss innovative technology and research that could revolutionize the way governments assign rights to use the world's radio spectrum resources. There will be demonstrations of working systems plus more than 50 sessions and papers exploring technology developments. Among the keynote presenters will be SDR pioneer Joseph Mitola III, consulting scientist for the MITRE Corporation, and Bruce Fette, chief scientist at General Dynamics C4 Systems and board member and Technical Committee chair of the SDR Forum.

"The combination of the SDR Forum general meeting and the DySPAN symposium - addressing a related set of opportunities - is an important occasion for the communications industry," said Webb. "It presents a rare chance to get up-to-date information on progress and key issues, see working demonstrations, meet the world's leading experts, and network together across a range of social events."

The Forum general meeting is open to anyone interested in SDR and cognitive radio technologies; additional details and registration information are available on the web at www.sdrforum.org/pages/whatsNew/whatsNewDetails.asp?id=379&news_cat=Forum+Meetings. DySPAN 2007 is also open to the public, with registration required at the symposium website: www.ieee-DySPAN.org.

Editorial contacts

SDR Forum General Meeting:
Allan Margulies, SDR Forum, 303-628-5461, asm@sdrforum.org or Neal Leavitt, Leavitt Communications, 760-639-2900 or 760-212-9112, neal@leavcom.com

DySPAN 2007:
Diane Williams, IEEE Communications Society, 703-725-2949, d.williams@comsoc.org

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