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Agenda

 

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Deadline for Presentation Materials

 

Costs/Registration Fee for Members

 

Hotel Information

 

Travel Options from Airport to Hotel

 

Dress Code

 

Handout Material Options for Members

 

 

 

WiMAX, LTE and UMB Infrastructure-
RF  Technology Challenges and Comparisons 

Power Amplifiers, Transceivers, Antennas, Modems, Subsystems

 Hosted by: 

preceded by Tour of Alcatel-Lucent R&D Facility

Kongresshotel Europe
Siemensstrasse 26
70469 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: 49-711-81004 1125
Fax:      49-711-81004 1444

October 16-18, 2007
Stuttgart, Germany  


Organized by the International Wireless Industry Consortium

 

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

Workshop Background

The number of options for delivery of wireless mobile services has been increasing over the last several years.  WiMAX, LTE and UMB all promise to deliver broadband services, each with its own special advantages and disadvantages

These approaches will offer significant challenges to the RF subsystems designers and suppliers.  In addition, combinations of these systems may be considered advantages suggesting that flexibility to adapt the infrastructure to the different requirements may also be attractive.

New semiconductor and subsystem technologies are emerging to address these challenges.

 

 

Workshop Goal

The goal of this workshop is to: 

  • Examine and identify the emerging requirements for WiMAX, LTE, UMB and OFDM based systems and networks,

  • Determine the demands these place on the RF systems and subsystems, and 

  • Explore the technologies and solutions which different organizations in the supply chain can identify and propose to respond to these demands. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Lv 1:00 PM

Rtrn 4:30 PM 

Tour of Alcatel-Lucent 
R&D Facility

  • SDR Development

  • PA Development

  • LTE Demo

(Restrictions may apply - subject to Alcatel-Lucent approval.)

Bus Transportation provided from and to hotel.

7:00 PM

Social and Networking 

Reception & Registration

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

7:00 AM


Breakfast & Registration
 

 

8:00 AM


Opening Remarks
 

 

8:15 AM  


Introduction

Each person will be asked to introduce him/herself and share how they can contribute to this process

REQUIREMENTS AND SYSTEM SOLUTIONS OFFERED

 

9:00 AM

alcatel-Lucent KeynoteS

OVERVIEW

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Overview of Cellular Networks and network architecture options for WiMAX, LTE and UMB 

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What are the key challenges to the RF Subsystem suppliers to meet the demands of WiMAX, LTE and UMB basestations?

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What are the key handset features and parameters which will affect the basestation requirements for each of these access modes? What is the timing for handset availability?

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Which parts of the network might be required to be installed, updated or replaced?  What might the conversion plan look like and over how much time?

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What are the key factors and implications which OEMs wish to ensure the Operators are aware and informed of and sensitive to?

  • Network operations

  • Network overlay vs. new sites

  • Implication on handset capabilities

  • Installation, Maintenance, Repair, Servicing

  • Energy Consumption

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To what questions would OEMs like operators to respond to better appreciate their concerns?

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Will reconfigurability be desired and if so, to what extent?

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What are the key standards and to what extent will they allow interoperability?

 

Overview of the Wireless Technologies Evolutions

Director of Wireless Technologies

Alcatel-Lucent Wireless Group 

CTO Office

Alcatel-Lucent

 

 

9:45 AM

OPERATORS' VIEWS

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How do operators view the evolution of their Cellular Networks and network architectures and the possible roles of WiMAX, LTE and UMB? 

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What do they see as the major advantages and or disadvantages of the different systems?

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What are the major impediments to adoption of each of the options? Legacy? CAPEX? etc.?

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What are the key handset features and parameters they would like to offer which will affect the basestation requirements for each of these access modes? What is the timing for handset availability?

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What might the timetables be for adoption of the different options if at all?

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Do operators see network sharing as an option for introduction of these options?

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What do operators see as the biggest technical equipment challenges for these advanced systems and how do they believe they will differ between the WiMAX/LTE/UMB options?

 

Next Generation Technology Options and 
Deployment Challenges for a Global Operator

Technical Specialist - Radio Access Networks

Technology Evolution

Vodafone Global Networks

 

 

10:20 AM


NETWORKING
BREAK
 

 

10:50 AM

OPERATORS' VIEWS
(continued)

 

France Telecom Requirements Towards Evolution of its Networks

Head of Solutions Evolutions & Benchmarks

Radio Access Systems

France Telecom/Orange
 

11:25 AM

PANEL - OPERATORS

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What is the timeframe for making decisions on OFDM network technologies?

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What do operators see as the major advantages and or disadvantages of the different systems?

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What are the implications of technology choice on handsets and the features available to customers?

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Do operators see network sharing as an option for introduction of these options?

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What is the biggest barrier to achieving return on investment (ROI) in a next-generation network investment?

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Is it possible to converge these standards for a truly global "4G" standard?

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What applications are expected to drive the need for higher data rates and new network technology?  What is the timeframe for this kind of demand?

 

 

Operators Present

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Orange/France Telecom

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T-Mobile

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TeliaSonera AB

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Vodafone

 

12:10 PM

 NETWORKING LUNCH

 

1:10 PM

Base station oem Views

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What are the key challenges to the RF Subsystem suppliers to meet the demands of WiMAX, LTE and UMB basestations?

bullet

What are the key handset features and parameters which will affect the basestation requirements for each of these access modes? What is the timing for handset availability?

bullet

Which parts of the network might be required to be installed, updated or replaced?  What might the conversion plan look like and over how much time?

bullet

What are the key factors and implications which OEMs wish to ensure the Operators are aware and informed of and sensitive to?

  • Network operations

  • Network overlay vs. new sites

  • Implication on handset capabilities

  • Installation, Maintenance, Repair, Servicing

  • Energy Consumption

bullet

To what questions would OEMs like operators to respond to better appreciate their concerns?

bullet

Will reconfigurability be desired and if so, to what extent?

bullet

What are the key standards and to what extent will they allow interoperability?

 

The Radio Techniques that Enable 4G

Director, Standardization & Partner 

WiMAX Division

Alcatel-Lucent

 

Path Towards LTE Deployment

Executive Director,

Strategic Product Evolution

Alcatel-Lucent

 

A Common Platform Solution for Seamless mWiMAX, LTE, & UMB Network Upgrades

Senior Director, Wireless R&D

Wireless Network Solutions

Huawei Technologies

 

Contemporary Radio Considerations

Technology Strategist

Ericsson

 

3:10 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

 
3:40 PM

Base station oem Views
(continued)

UMB & LTE - Next Generation OFDM Networks

Sr. Director

Qualcomm
 

4:10 PM

PANEL

BASE STATION OEMS

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Which standards are best suited to highest data rate?  Best mobility?  Best handset performance?

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Which technology offers the most cost-effective deployment from a CAPEX point of view?

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Which technology offers the most economical network from an OPEX point of view?

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Is there any possibility of converging these OFDM standards into one "global 4G standard"?

 

 

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Alcatel-Lucent

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Ericsson

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Huawei

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Qualcomm

 

4:55 PM

ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES 1

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New Thermal Management Systems

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Environmental protection for outdoor equipment

 

High Reliability with Direct Air Cooling

Key Account Manager - Cooling Filters

Cooling Filters Product Specialist

W. L. Gore & Associates

 

5:25 PM


ADJOURN
 
 

 

7:00 PM

Dinner
Stuttgart Style

Bus Transportation provided to and from hotel

Meet in Hotel Lobby at 6:15 PM

Bus leaves hotel at 6:30 PM promptly
 

Thursday, October 18, 2007

7:00 AM


NETWORKING
BREAKFAST  
 

 

8:00 AM

ANTENNA SUBSYSTEM SUPPLIERS 

 

 

Mechanical Challenges of "One Box Antenna Solutions" Suited for WiMAX, LTE and UMB

Deputy Head of Mechanical Development

Kathrein

 

BSA Solutions for Evolving Networks

Director of Antenna Engineering

Base Station Antennas

Andrew Corporation

 

The Benefits of Continuous Network Optimization

Director

Research & Advanced Development

PowerWave Technologies

 

What Antenna for 4G Networks
 (WiMAX, LTE, UMB)?

Deputy CTO - WIS

Radio Frequency Systems

 

10:00 AM  

NETWORKING BREAK

 

10:30 AM

SUBSYSTEM SUPPLIERS
ANTENNA EMBEDDED RADIOS, Transceivers, MODEMS, filters 

 

 

Reconfigurable Filters for Emerging Interference Challenges

Senior Vice President/CTO

Superconductor Technologies, Inc.

 

Active Antennas for Next Generation Mobile Communications

CTO and Co-Founder

Ubidyne

 

11:30 AM

 NETWORKING LUNCH

 
12:30 PM

SUBSYSTEM SUPPLIERS
POWER AMPLIFIERS 

 

 

Future Radio Module Requirements and Technology Development

Principal Engineer

Nokia-Siemens

 

Amplifier Efficiency Enhancement and
Linearization Techniques for OFDM Signals

Senior Principal Engineer

R&D After Market Services

Andrew Corporation

 

1:30 PM

Key Enabling Technologies 2

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Linearization and efficiency enhancement

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Thermal Management Systems

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Key Semiconductor Device technologies (Non-power)
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A/D Converters

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Linearization Chipsets

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Low noise devices

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Packaging technologies

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Material options

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Testing and diagnostics

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Shielding

 

Expanding the Thermal Management Tools for RF Infrastructure & Power Amplifiers –  Low Loss Thermally Conductive PTFE and Thermally Conductive FR-4 Laminates 

Technical Marketing Manager

Materials for Electronics Division

Arlon

 

Solutions for High Reliability Power Amplifier Printed Circuit Boards 

Vice President Global Sales& GM Europe

Advanced Dielectric Division

Taconic

 

2:30 PM

 NETWORKING BREAK

 
3:00 PM

Key Enabling Technologies 2

(Continued)

Using FPGAs to Enable Multi-Mode Radio Whilst Reducing CapEx, OpEx and Increasing Reliability

Radio Solutions Product Manager

Xilinx

 

3:30 PM

CLOSING PANEL

Base Station OEMs 
and Operators

 

These industry leaders will be asked to recap the extent to which the workshop has addressed their wish lists.

  • Have we answered your questions? 

  • Do you now have better insight into the tradeoffs and values for the different options? 

  • What gaps do you see and what should be done to address these gaps? (Communications and Technology) 

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

 

Base Station OEMs and Operators

 

  • Alcatel-Lucent

  • Ericsson

  • Huawei

  • Qualcomm
     

  • Orange/France Telecom

  • T-Mobile

  • TeliaSonera AB

  • Vodafone

4:30 PM

Take Aways & Closing Remarks

 
5:15 PM  

Adjourn

 

Friday, October 19, 2007

7:00 AM


Breakfast & Registration  

for

Power Amplifier Devices for 
WiMAX, LTE and UMB Basestations
Friday, October 19, 2007

 Requires separate registration

DEADLINE FOR HANDOUT MATERIALS

Deadline for electronic version of handout materials: 

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

 

COSTS/REGISTRATION FEE

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, etc.

We estimate that these costs will be $849. 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.

HOTEL

Kongresshotel Europe
Siemensstrasse 26
70469 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: 49-711-81004 1118
Fax:      49-711-81004 1994

res[email protected]

 

Please contact the hotel directly for room reservations by phone, fax or email.  Mention the IWPC room block rate of 100 Euros and the keyword: "IWPC 2007".

Cut-off date for reservations is Wednesday, Sept. 26th.  After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.

 

AUDIO VISUAL

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

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.

DRESS

Business casual suggested.   No ties, please !!

HANDOUT MATERIALS

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: 
www.SendThisFile.com
www.avvenu.com
www.yousendit.com/

 

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IWPC

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