ISCAS 2002

IEEE International Symposium

on Circuits and Systems

Sunday, 26 May 2002 - Wednesday, 29 May 2002

Scottsdale Princess Resort

Scottsdale, Arizona

ISCAS 2002 Theme: Circuits and Systems for Ubiquitous Computing


Wireline Broadband Communications
Dick Hester
TI Fellow
Monday, 27 May

Wireline systems are used to provide the broadband access links between infrastructure gateways and home and business premises as well as the local area networks within those premises. Broadband cable and digital subscriber line (DSL) access links capitalize on the installed wired infrastructure for television and telephony, respectively, They are the predominant access technologies today, and there are no apparent replacements on the horizon. In contrast, ethernet, the predominant wireline broadband LAN technology for business, requires a dedicated wiring infrastructure. The wiring installation cost in older structures is significant, and it threatens to undermine ethernet's predominance as more and more homes are retrofitted with LANs. Competing wireline systems, HPNA and HomePlug, employing the telephone and electrical power wiring networks, respectively do not pose as great a threat as do wireless broadband systems.

This talk will provide an overview of each of the wireline technologies. This will include their system architecture, present and future circuit implementations and the author's biased forecast of their success in the marketplace.

The 2002 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems is sponsored by:
and supported by:
Texas Instruments
Date     Announcement
    6 March     Preliminary conference schedule available. See "Program" area of website.
    29 January     Session information for accepted papers is now available.
    19 January     The list of accepted papers has been posted. Please see the Paper Submission page for the link.
Tutorial Proposal Deadline         Friday, 21 September 2001
Paper Submission Deadline         Monday, 29 October 2001
Paper Acceptance Notification         Friday, 18 January 2002
Author Registration Deadline         Friday, 1 March 2002
Final Submission Deadline         Friday, 1 March 2002
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