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NEW    –    International Wireless Industry Consortium
Interactive Technical Workshop


Limited to 100 seats
First Registered, First Served



60 GHz Multi-Gigabit Short Range
Wireless Connectivity
-Status and Technology Challenges

Hosted By:

Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
13869 Park Center Road
Herndon, VA  20171
Phone: 703-478-2900
Fax: 703-478-9286

September 17-18, 2006



Organized byInternational Wireless Industry Consortium


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Moderated by:
Don Brown, Director, IWPC
Rene Douville, Technical Director, IWPC

Gary Spedaliere, IWPC


Workshop Background:


There is increasing interest in developing 60 GHz multi-gigabit datarate wireless systems for short range wireless communication in homes, offices and small coverage areas.  Interest in this application has been stimulated by the rapid advances in Silicon based technologies where single chip solutions appear possible operating at gigahertz frequencies. 


Standards are still under development and major technical challenges still exist to reach the price points desired to allow broad deployment and thus the large volumes anticipated for target applications.


Workshop Goal:


The Goal of this one day workshop is to bring together the entire millimeterwave supply chain, to:

  • obtain a better understanding and appreciation of the current status of market and technology development for 60 GHz multi-gigabit short range wireless systems

  • open dialogue on identifying and proposing ways to address and meet the technological challenges

  • to identify ways the various levels of the supply chain can work together to move this technology forward


Sunday, September 17, 2006


Social Reception and Registration

At Hotel

Monday, September 18, 2006

7:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast


8:00 AM

Opening Remarks


8:20 AM

Self Introductions

Each person is asked to introduce him/herself and help us understand what they wish to learn and contribute to this event.

9:00 AM

Host Presentations

  • Why is multi-gigabit wireless needed?

  • Why 60 GHz?

  • What are the competitive alternatives and their pros and cons?

  • What are the possible usage models and target markets?

  • What are the activities worldwide and who are the key players

  • What is the current status of the Standards development and what are the highlights of agreement and contention?



Multi GigaBit Wireless Communication at 60 GHz

Paul Mattheijssen

Research Scientist

Research Group Integrated Transceivers

Philips Research Laboratory

Title TBD (Usage Cases)

Neil Bird

Department Head

Philips Research Laboratory


Ali Sadri

Wireless Architecture Manager

Intel Corporation

10:10 AM

Networking Break


10:40 AM

Host Presentations

  • What are the key technical requirements being faced to meet the varied requirements such as:

    • Operational distances from 2 meters to 20 meters

    • Direction of communication

    • Mobility of users

    • Data rates from 0.5 Gbps to 10 Gbps

    • Receiver challenges vs. transmitter challenges

  • What are the key technology areas in need of special attention?

    • Miniature, low cost, antennas and antenna arrays, both off chip and on chip, sectorial or steerable

    • High speed processors

    • MMIC technologies for low cost, high volume millimeterwave applications

  • To keep the volumes up and the cost down, it will be desired to have a single solution or very few different solutions. What possible architectures might best lend themselves to this while allowing the multiple foreseeable applications requirements to be met?

  • What options existing for partnering or working together to meet these challenges?



Technology Milestones for 60GHz Wireless Connectivity

Duixian Liu
Member of Research Staff

Thomas J. Watson Research Center

IBM Research

Low Cost 60 GHz  Deployment: Supply Chain Implications, Opportunities and Challenges

Rudy Emrick

Manager Millimeter-wave Applied Research

Systems Solutions Group

Motorola Labs


11:50 AM

Networking lunch


12:50 PM




Enabling Technology 

  • System architectures for high level of receiver,  transmitter and processor integration.

  • Low cost, miniature millimeterwave Integrated Antennas and antenna arrays, omni, directional and steerable or switchable

  • 60 GHz Semiconductor Options and pros and cons.

  • MEMS Technology

  • Packaging and modular level integration for millimeterwave and low cost.

  • Low cost, small, power efficient baseband processors.



Silicon Technologies: Addressing 60 GHz Wireless Communication Market

Alvin Joseph

Senior Technical Staff

Semiconductor R&D

IBM Corporation

Challenges in Integration and Packaging of Millimeter-Wave IC

Paul Beasly

Product Manager

Mimix Broadband

2:50 PM

Networking Break



Enabling Technology 


Options for Low-Cost Antenna Integration

Ed Stoneham

Advanced Technology Director

EndWave Corporation


MM-Wave Integrated Antennas on Bulk (10 ohm-cm) Silicon for Air Transmission

Dr. Langis Roy

Professor and Chairman

Department of Electronics

Carleton University

4:20 PM

Wrap Up Discussions, Takeaways and Host Workshop Assessment


5:30 PM





Deadline for electronic version of handout materials: September 8, 2006



ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to cover workshop costs such as conference room costs, food (Social Reception plus First Day breakfast/lunch/dinner plus Second Day breakfast/lunch plus 4 Breaks), booklet copying, audio/visual costs, etc.


These costs will be $489. (USD) per person. (For IWPC Members, only.)


ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to pay this fee in advance with either Visa, Mastercard, American Express, cash, personal check or business check.


Make checks payable to IWPC.



Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
13869 Park Center Road
Herndon, VA  20171
Phone: 703-478-2900
Fax: 703-478-9286


Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention the IWPC room block rate of $189. USD


Cut-off date for reservations is September 6, 2006.  After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.



A Computer Projector will be available for the speakers.

In addition, we audiotape all presentations and the interactive discussions. Post workshop, presentations are made available to IWPC Members on the IWPC WEB site, along with “movies” of all presentations and panel sessions.



Business cards will be collected at the door from all attendees. We will make copies of these cards, which will be available to all who provided a business card.



Business casual suggested. No ties, please !!



IWPC prepares a handout binder with ALL presentation materials delivered to the IWPC on or before the deadline.


For ALL IWPC members:

All IWPC members are invited to submit a maximum of 4 pages of materials to include in this handout binder. These pages should NOT BE SALES MATERIALS. Rather, we suggest it contain technical information about your technology as it relates to the workshop topics.

For all companies who will be making a presentation at the Workshop:

You are asked to submit an advance copy of your presentation, complete with graphics and illustrations.

These materials will be copied and handed out at the workshop and included in the IWPC Web site.

Please submit these materials either by email, as a Word for Windows file, Power Point files or PDF files.


Please send electronic materials (any size file) to:


sent any size email attachment to: 
[email protected]


or use one of these FREE FTP Sites
IF your email system cannot send large files: 



and email to [email protected]


or by snail mail to:


600 Louis Drive, Suite 104

Warminster, PA 18974    USA


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