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A Conversation with Teresa Meng

In 1999, Teresa Meng took a leave of absence from Stanford University and with colleagues from Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley, founded Atheros Communications to develop and deliver the core technology for wireless communication systems. Using a combination of signal processing and CMOS RF technology, Atheros came up with a pioneering 5 GHz wireless LAN chipset found in most 802.11a/b/g products, and continues to extend its market as wireless communications evolve.

by Robert Broderson | April 16, 2004


ACM CTO Roundtable on Mobile Devices in the Enterprise

Finding solutions as growth and fragmentation complicate mobile device support

by Mache Creeger | August 3, 2011


Designing Portable Collaborative Networks

A middleware solution to keep pace with the ever-changing ways in which mobile workers collaborate.

by Lyn Bartram, Michael Blackstock | July 30, 2003


Enterprise-Grade Wireless

We have been working in the wireless space in one form or another in excess of 10 years and have participated in every phase of its maturation process. We saw wireless progress from a toy technology before the dot-com boom, to something truly promising during the boom, only to be left wanting after the bubble when the technology was found to be not ready for prime time. Fortunately, it appears that we have finally reached the point where the technology and the enterprise's expectations have finally converged.

by Bruce Zenel | June 7, 2005


Java in a Teacup

Programming Bluetooth-enabled devices using J2ME

by Stephen Johnson | May 2, 2006


Like a Podcast in the Sea:
Mean ol' LoTech Blues

Is it just a matter of semantics?

by Stan Kelly-Bootle | July 27, 2006


Mobile Application Development: Web vs. Native

Web apps are cheaper to develop and deploy than native apps, but can they match the native user experience?

by Andre Charland, Brian LeRoux | April 12, 2011


Mobile Devices in the Enterprise: CTO Roundtable Overview

An overview of the key points discussed in the ACM Roundtable on Mobile Devices in the Enterprise

by Mache Creeger | August 12, 2011


Mobile Media:
Making It a Reality

Many future mobile applications are predicated on the existence of rich, interactive media services. The promise and challenge of such services is to provide applications under the most hostile conditions - and at low cost to a user community that has high expectations. Context-aware services require information about who, where, when, and what a user is doing and must be delivered in a timely manner with minimum latency. This article reveals some of the current state-of-the-art "magic" and the research challenges.

by Fred Kitson | June 7, 2005


Open Spectrum:
A Path to Ubiquitous Connectivity

Path to Ubiquitous Connectivity

by Robert J. Berger | July 30, 2003


Streams and Standards:
Delivering Mobile Video

Don’t believe me? Follow along… Mobile phones are everywhere. Everybody has one. Think about the last time you were on an airplane and the flight was delayed on the ground. Immediately after the dreaded announcement, you heard everyone reach for their phones and start dialing.

June 7, 2005


The Family Dynamics of 802.11

The 802.11 family of standards is helping to move wireless LANs into promising new territory.

by Bill McFarland, Michael Wong | July 30, 2003


Wireless Networking Considered Flaky

You know what bugs me about wireless networking? Everyone thinks it's so cool and never talks about the bad side of things. Oh sure, I can get on the 'net from anywhere at Usenix or the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force), but those are _hostile_ _nets_. Hell, all wireless nets are hostile. By their very nature, you don't know who's sharing the ether with you. But people go on doing their stuff, confident that they are OK because they're behind the firewall.

by Eric Allman | December 5, 2003