Abbas Poonawalla


Radio/Protocols Stack Software Developer with over 4 years of experience in the Telecommunications and networking space. I am particularly interested in the development of embedded systems and the design of secure and robust networks


Programming Languages: C/C++, C#Cellular Technologies: UMTS, CDMA 2000 1x-EvDO, LTEVoiP Telecommunication Systems: Avaya Communication Manager, Avaya Modular Messaging, AsteriskTest Systems: Rohde & Shwarz CMU200 and CMW500, Agilent 8960, Agilent N4010A

Work History

Work History
Oct 2010 - Present

Radio/Protocols Software Developer

Research In Motion

Development, debugging, integration and testing of radio protocol stack software for CDMA 1x-EvDO and UMTS. 

Debugging and fixing of carrier and inter-operability test protocol stack performance issues for CDMA 1x-EVDO.  

Development of modules for an automated RF calibration and verification suite for board level testing of UMTS, CDMA, WiFi, GPS and LTE in C# for QualComm 8960, 8600 and TI 1271 based BlackBerry smartphones.

Optimized the board level test suite using smart alignment and six sigma methodologies improving rolled yield to ~98% for BlackBerry Curve 9300, 9360, 9370 and 9310 smartphones which resulted in the most efficient test methodology now being used at all RIM manufacturing locations.

Jan 2010 - Aug 2010

Product Software Developer Intern

Research In Motion

Developed an RF calibration and verification test suite for GSM, UMTS, Wifi and GPS according to vedor specifications to ensure RF performance exceeds 3GPP spec which was used in the Marvell, Infineon and TI1271 based BlackBerry Curve 9300.Optimized board level testing by implementing composite calibration and non-signaling RF verification saving production test time resulting in improved yield and lower cost of test in production.

Aug 2008 - Jan 2010

Research Associate

Laboratory of Information Systems and Telecommunications (University Of Florida)

ACELP CODEC studies for improved bandwidth utilization in VoIP and multimedia.Designed and implemented an asterisk based SIP system to provide a free and open VoIP service to students at UF called GatorPhone.

Researched MAC layer improvements for HomePlug AV power line communication protocol.