Keynote Speech

Monday, February 21, 2000 
8:00 - 9:00 am

Title: High Performance Ultra-Wideband RF Data Links

Speaker: Paul Withington, Time Domain Corporation

Speaker biography:
Paul Withington is Vice President and Senior Technologist of Time Domain Corp. in Huntsville, Alabama. Mr. Withington is the company's chief technical spokesperson and manages regulatory issues. Previously, Mr. Withington served as a strategist for BellSouth's Worldwide Wireless Strategy Group and as a senior member of The Partridge Group, a Washington, D.C., based management consulting firm specializing in mobile telephone businesses. Mr. Withington joined Pulson Communications in 1990 as its Vice President and technical spokesperson, and joined Time Domain upon the Company's acquisition of Pulson. Mr. Withington, a Retired Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Applied Sciences and received an M.S. in Operations Research from George Washington University.

High performance computing requires high performance connectivity. Current RF technologies cannot effectively address the requirements of bandwidth, user density, cost, battery consumption, and range. However, research and development of ultra-wideband RF (UWB) technologies suggests that UWB is the technological break-through required to meet the demands of high performance computing. The discussion will cover the demands of the market place, an overview of UWB technologies, and the potential to meet the demand with this radical approach to radio.