The complexity of modern devices is growing rapidly as wireless applications place demands on processing horsepower, battery performance, and data transfer speeds, on top of the traditional demands of designing to the latest RF and protocol standards. Ensuring a positive end user experience presents significant challenges for application developers and test engineers. By changing the test approach to more accurately emulate the activities and services that real users would utilize on a smart phone, engineers can assess the performance of their devices in a lab environment. Many aspects of a device’s performance can be evaluated and optimized by using this type of real-world user profile test approach, including data throughput, battery life, and application performance. Test methodologies for these areas will be explored in a series of webcasts on testing today’s smartphones; Part 1 of this series will focus on testing the packet data performance of smartphones and their applications, simulating real world conditions in the lab and tools for measuring and optimizing data throughput and performance.

Who should view this webcast:
Smart phone developers, mobile phone designers, test engineers, and managers responsible for phone design, test, integration, or acceptance test and, mobile phone applications developers

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Marv Wagner, Agilent Technologies
Marv is currently an applications engineer and software developer and has been with Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies for 29 years serving in a variety of roles including R&D HW development, R&D project Management, Applications Engineering and Software Development. Marv received his Electrical Engineering degree from University of Utah in 1981.

Dan Aubertin, Agilent Technologies
Dan is currently a product manager and has spent twenty seven years with Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies in a variety of roles including Product Management, Applications Engineering, Business Development, Sales Support and Service Engineering.

Dan Aubertin and Marv Wager are with the Mobile Broadband Operation within Agilent Technologies' Electronic Measurement Group. The Mobile Broadband operation focuses on providing one-box tester solutions for use in both Wireless Manufacturing and R&D.
Dan and Marv are based in Spokane Washington.