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Compelling needs and technologies to support reconfigurable terminals

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  • NJ Drew
  • D Williams
  • MA Beach
  • M Dillinger
  • Tim Farnham
  • P Mangold
Original languageEnglish
Publication dateOct 2000
Pages101 - 108
StatePublished

Abstract

To date, research into reconfigurable mobile communications has predominantly focussed on the software radio concept, and specifically on the hardware technologies required to move physical layer processing into a programmable environment [1][2][3]. Although an interesting and necessary challenge, this only represents a fraction of the overall support and technology required to realise the potential of the concept. Other necessary developments include network/terminal cooperation for seamless inter-standard handoff, QoS management, a secure software download mechanism, terminal software architecture supporting reconfiguration, configuration management, capability negotiation, etc.. Summarising results from early ISTTRUST (Transparently Reconfigurable UbiquitouS terminal) [4] project deliverables, this paper describes the likely overall system environment and the key technical challenges to be researched in TRUST for realising a reconfigurable terminal to meet the needs of users within that environment

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Sponsorship: This work has been performed in the framework of the IST project IST-1999-12070 TRUST, which is partly funded by the European Union. The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions of their colleagues from Siemens AG, France Télécom - CNET, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique S.A., King‘s College London, Motorola Ltd., Panasonic European Laboratories GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, Telefonica Investigacion Y Desarrollo S.A. Unipersonal, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., TTI Norte S.L., University of Bristol, University of Southampton Name of Conference: IST Mobile Communications Summit Venue of Conference: Galway, Ireland

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