Seminar: Femto Cells

For NYU Community

Speaker: Dr. Joseph Boccuzzi

Faculty Host: Prof. Shivendra Panwar


This talk will provide an introduction to Femto Cells. The discussions will begin with an overview of the cellular evolutionary path, in particular “Where are we now and where are we going?”  There will be an overview of the planned spectral efficiency and the migration of the Network Architecture as the demand for packet data services increases, mainly focused on the following standards: WCDMA, HSDPA/HSUPA and LTE.
We hope to answer the question: "What are Femto Cells?" A Home NodeB based architecture will be shown and the 3GPP performance requirements reviewed. Next, the system level benefits and the impact on implementation options will be outlined, here benefits to the end users as well as service providers will be discussed. An introduction to various deployment scenarios and their role in generating interference will be compared. Lastly, a brief summary of alternatives to Femto Cells is mentioned followed with conclusions.

About the Speaker

A Principal Scientist at Broadcom Corp. working in the Mobile Products Group, Joseph has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Analog and Digital Communications. His roles have included algorithmic R&D, signal processing, product development as well as systems architect. This experience spans wire line applications such as Cable Modems and Power Line Communications through short range applications such as BT, WLAN and Two Way Radio continuing to high mobility such as 2G/3G/4G Cellular, GPS, FM Radio, DVB-H, Paging and Satellite Systems. Joseph holds a Ph.D. in EE/MA from Polytechnic University (Polytechnic Institute of NYU), has published numerous articles, holds over 20 Domestic and International Patents and has made various technology presentations. 
His book entitled Signal Processing for Wireless Communications, by McGraw Hill (ISBN 978-0-07-148905-8) is on a best seller list and being sold in the US, Europe and Asia regions.
His new book entitled Femto Cells: Design & Applications, by McGraw Hill is scheduled to be published Jan 2010.