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NEW    –    International Wireless Industry Consortium
Interactive Technical Workshop


Limited to 100 seats
First Registered, First Served



Table of Contents


Agenda, Day 1


Agenda, Day 2


Agenda, Day 3


Agenda, Day 4




How to Register


Deadline for Presentation Materials


Costs/Registration Fee for Members


Hotel Information


Travel Options from Airport to Hotel


Dress Code


Handout Material Options for Members



Handset Power Management for
Multi-Mode, Multi-Band


Improving the User Experience
and Operator ARPU


And Tour: Vodafone’s Multi-Vendor Test Center


Hosted by:  Vodafone


with Special Contributions by:

BT, T-Mobile/UK, Verizon Wireless


Hilton Dusseldorf
Georg-Glock-Strasse 20
Dusseldorf, Germany D-40474
Tel: 49-211-43770
Fax: 49-211-43772519


May 8-9, 2007


Dusseldorf, Germany

With special events:






Organized by the International Wireless Industry Consortium


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Moderated by:
Don Brown, Director, IWPC
Joe Madden, Senior Project Manager


Workshop Background:


This workshop is designed to look at ALL facets of power sources and power consumption in the handset – from future operator requirements to the various use-cases to an examination of every handset functional block that uses or provides power.


The IWPC has held 14 workshops related to handset technology over the years, and consistently our members express strong interest in meetings focused on the efficient use of power within handset electronics. In our Future SmartPhone Power Management workshop, May 2004, Verizon Wireless introduced the idea of Handset Autonomy--which describes the operating time for a handset before a re-charge is necessary. For the past three years this has become a major focus area for the IWPC, with focused workshops and a separate collaborative group known as the Handset Autonomy Model Working Group.


For this workshop, Vodafone and Verizon Wireless have expressed interest in learning about the latest trends in Handset power management in all of the functional blocks of a multi-mode, multi-band handset.


Workshop Goals:


To have a better understanding of what consumes current in a multi-mode, multi-band handset.


What needs to be modified and what technologies need to be developed to increase the customer experience - standby/talk/data time and increase Operator ARPU?



Monday, May 7, 2007


9:00 AM

Handset Advisory Panel Meeting


If you wish to attend a small meeting of active IWPC Members to discuss planning future IWPC Handset meetings and activities, please contact Linda to hold your seat at this Advisory Panel Meeting.


Optional - at Hotel



12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Non-50 Ohm RF Chain Matching Working Group Meeting

  • Determine organization of working group

  • Set common goals

  • Nominate lead members for key roles

Group leaders will be asked to write and present a short position statement or list of questions for each of the Handset RF Chain blocks, namely:

  • PAs

  • Transceiver interface

  • Filter/Duplexer

  • Switch

  • Antenna

  • Test – component test in design

  • Test – finished system test

Non 50-Ohm Matching Project


During the IWPC's Handset Antenna Technologies workshop, January 2007, it was desired to set up a working group to ascertain if using non 50-ohm matching in the RF chain would result in increased PA efficiency, increased RF gain, reduced size, reduced weight and reduced cost of handsets.


A Working Group was set up to develop an industry wide agreement on the benefits and ways and means to accomplish this.


Click HERE to join the project (conditions apply)

At Hotel


Paul Cooper from TriQuint will Chair this meeting


5:00 PM Adjourn  

7:00 PM

Networking Social Reception

At Hotel


Tuesday, May 8, 2007


7:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast


8:00 AM

Opening Remarks


8:15 AM

Self Introductions

Each person is asked to introduce him/herself and what he/she is hoping to learn in the next 2 days.

9:00 AM

Keynote Presentations


What are the carrier’s views and requirements for Handset Power Management for multi-mode, multi-band handsets?

  • What are likely subscriber use cases and their impact on handset power requirements?

    • Requirements for HSUPA Dual Transfer Mode

    • Requirements for television

    • Other use case requirements

  • What new applications will drive power consumption in the future handset?

  • What will be the impact of the OS on power management?

Energy Sources: Technologies, Performance, Manufacturing and Safety

        Dr. Hans-Walter Praas

            Vodafone Germany


Terminal Features versus Battery Performance

Markus Larkamp

Manager Terminal Health & Safety

Vodafone Germany


10:30 AM

Networking Break


11:00 AM

Session - Operator Keynote


What are the carrier’s views and requirements for Handset Power Management for multi-mode, multi-band handsets?

  • What are the likely subscriber use cases and their impact on handset power requirements?

    • Requirements for HSUPA Dual Transfer Mode

    • Requirements for television

  • What new applications will drive power consumption in the handset?

  • What will be the impact of the OS on power management?


Use Cases and the Need for Extended Autonomy Time (working title)


Overview of Handset Autonomy Model

Ron Borsato, MTS

John Seeman, MTS

Verizon Wireless


11:40 AM



12:40 PM

Session - Handset Makers


  • What challenges do the Handset Makers face to meet carrier’s power management requirements?

    • RF

    • Baseband

    • Displays

  • What is needed from the industry to meet these requirements?

  • Impact of Non 50-Ohm matching for antennas

  • Impact of lower voltage power sources

  • What power-hungry applications will require changes to component technologies?

Title TBA

Jukka Kuusinen

Director, Technology Collaboration



GSM/EDGE Handset Tx Power Statistics

Daniel Badiere

Senior Member Technical Staff



Title TBA

David Freeman

Motorola, UK


2:10 PM

Session - Operator Keynote



Requirements for Converged

Wi-Fi/Cellular Devices

Pin Yip

Head/Convergence Devices

British Telecom


2:40 PM Networking Break  

3:10 PM

Panel Session – Carriers and Handset Makers


Key issues to be discussed:

  • Technology challenges perceived by integrators and users of technology

  • Interactions between hardware and software in managing handset power

  • Implications of simultaneous operation of multiple radios in multiple bands

  • How to utilize the supply chain to create flexible solutions and lower handset costs.

Panelists Confirmed

  • British Telecom

  • Celestica

  • Jabil

  • Motorola

  • Nokia

  • RIM

  • T-Mobile/UK

  • Verizon Wireless

  • VodaFone


4:10 PM

Session – Technology Providers


Power Sources

  • Chemical battery technology review

    • Special capacitors to reduce peak current in batteries

    • New battery chemistries to increase energy storage

    • Safety requirements for the industry (IEEE 1725)

    • Battery aging effects

  • Fuel Cell review

  • Nano Tube technology review (MIT is doing work in this area)

  • Impact of dual voltage sources on the industry


An Overview of Developments in Fuel Cell R&D

Adam Briggs


Millennium Cell


Lithium Sulfur Battery Developments

Neal White, PhD

Senior Staff Scientist

Sion Power


New High Capacity Technology for Li-Ion Battery

Michio Ito

Area Technical Manager

Panasonic R&D Center China Co., Ltd.


5:40 PM

Adjourn for Day


6:30 PM

Leave Hotel from Lobby

Bus transportation will be provided from/to  Restaurant and from/to hotel.

7:00 PM


Dusseldorf Style

Weinhaus Tante Anna (opened in 1528)




Wednesday, May 9, 2007


7:00 AM



8:00 AM

Session – Technology Providers




RF Chain components
for WANs, MANs, LANs, PANs, Broadcast, GPS

  • Antennas

  • Switches

  • Filters

  • Matching Networks

  • Power Amplifiers

  • Transceivers (including reconfigurable radios and timeframe)

  • What operating voltage is best for RF efficiency?

  • What is the impact of lower operating voltage?

  • How much power can be saved through integration of RF components?


Front End Power Management: An Opportunity for Energy Conservation

Hannes Rahn

Manager of Technical Development

RF Micro Devices


Power Utilization Curves and Their Implications for Optimum Power Amplifier Architecture

Paul Cooper

Strategic Marketing Manager


Dr. Peter Wright

Strategic Marketing Manager

TriQuint Semiconductor


Smart Power Management in Multimode Transceivers

Aravind Loke

VP, Engineering

Skyworks Solutions Inc.


Infrastructure Enhancements to Extend Handset Battery Life

Dr. Bob Hammond


Superconductor Technologies Inc.


9:40 AM

Networking Break


10:10 AM

Session – Technology Providers




Baseband components and software

  • Processors

  • Memory

  • OS

  • What operating voltage is best for baseband hardware and memory?

  • What new “hooks” do software vendors need in hardware to allow for improved power management?


Power Management in the Memory Subsystem

Dan Skinner

Director, Mobile Memory Architecture Dev.

Micron Technology


Software-Based Power Controls for Handsets

Uwe Hildebrand

Expert, Concept Engineering

Comneon - An Infineon Co.


3G Outer Loop Power Control (OLPC) Problematic and Novel Solution

Alfonso Campo


Top Optimized Technologies


12:00 Noon



1:00 PM

Session – Technology Providers




Key components

  • Power management controls

  • Display technologies

  • Camera Modules

  • Music Players in devices - speakers and amplifiers etc

  • Audio/Video player – dedicated hardware to reduce power consumption

  • Flash lights

  • Ear buds

  • What operating voltage is best for each of these subassemblies?

  • How much can each subassembly improve in efficiency with new techniques?

Improving User Experience in Handset Requires Not Only Power Management; But Further System Energy Consumption Management is Needed

Michel Cantelobre

Sr. System Architect

National Semiconductor


Dynamic Power Management in a Small Footprint

Michael Laflin

Director of Marketing

Enpirion Inc.


Title TBA (power management ICs)

Vincent Kramer

Applications Engineer



2:15 PM

Networking Break


2:45 PM

Session – Technology Providers




Key components


Increasing Handset Power Efficiency through Dynamic Voltage Scaling

Francesco Carobolante

Sr. Director, Advanced Technology

Fairchild Semiconductor


Innovative Low Power Display Technology

Mithran Mathew

Staff Engineer

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies


3:35 PM

Panel – Technology Providers


  • Comneon

  • Enpirion

  • Ethertronics

  • Fairchild Semiconductor

  • Micron

  • National Semiconductor

  • Qualcomm

  • RFMD

  • Skyworks

  • Superconductor Technologies

  • Top Optimized Technologies

  • TriQuint

4:35 PM

Take Aways and Closing Remarks

  • For the Hosts:

    • Did the workshop meet the Host's expectations?

    • What is required by the industry to further meet the Host's expectations?

    • What are the next steps?

    • What can the IWPC do to assist?

  • Each workshop attendee is asked to share what they learned at the workshop.

  • What can the IWPC to help move this process forward?


5:30 PM



7:00 PM



Good food, good friends, good wine and Really Bad jokes.

Dinner cost is not included in registration fee.


Thursday, May 10, 2007


7:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

At Hotel

8:00 AM

Handset Autonomy Model Working Group: Working Session

  • Update status on data for the Autonomy Model

  • Review NEW Autonomy Model website

  • Train users for website updates

  • Identify tasks to include new inputs into model

Groups will be organized to continue the development of Models for:

  • Antenna

  • Audio Analog Chain

  • Baseband

  • Bluetooth radio

  • Camera

  • Display

  • Ear buds

  • Flash

  • Memory

  • Power Source

  • Processors

  • Rx chain

  • Speaker

  • Tx chain

  • Video player

  • WiFi radio

  • Etc.

Please contact Linda to reserve your seat.

Handset Power Management Autonomy Model Project


Developing a Model to estimate the length of time a handset's power source will operate before charging is required (autonomy) given different "use cases" and different sets of handset components.


We are looking for companies to help develop the model's requirements for ALL power consuming handset components.


Hosted by: Verizon Wireless


Click HERE to learn more about this project


Click HERE to join the project (conditions apply)


At Hotel


Led by Verizon Wireless


Networking Lunch  

1:30 PM

And Tour:


Vodafone’s Multi-Vendor Test Center


Bus transportation will be provided from/to Tour Location



Deadline for electronic version of handout materials: 

April 23, 2007



ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to cover out of pocket 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, bus transportation to dinner and tour.


These costs are $974. (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 Dusseldorf
Georg-Glock-Strasse 20
Dusseldorf, Germany D-40474
Tel: 49-211-43770
Fax: 49-211-43772519


Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention the IWPC room block rate of 149 Euros.


Cut-off date for reservations is April 9, 2007. 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 invited 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:


[email protected]


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





or by snail mail to:


600 Louis Drive, Suite 104

Warminster, PA 18974    USA


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