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Extending Handset Usage Time
Advanced power management technologies

Displays, RF, Power Sources, PMICs, Processors, and OS


 Hosted by:  Verizon Wireless



September 23-26, 2008


West Orange, New Jersey


And Tour: Verizon Wireless CPE Lab

(restrictions may apply)


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Moderated by:
Don Brown, Director, IWPC
Joe Madden, Technical Director


Workshop Background:


This workshop continues the series of annual events in which the IWPC examines new technology related to mobile handsets.   Specifically, each year the IWPC helps network operators to evaluate new technologies for an improved user experience, through the longest possible usage time for the feature set required.  


During the 2007 meeting, (hosted by Vodafone in Dusseldorf, Germany) a list of 12 innovations were identified which could roughly double the usage time of a 3G handset on a single battery charge.   This year's meeting will look at these innovations again and view them with regard to some specific network operator scenarios.


Workshop Goals:


The goal of this meeting will be to estimate the power savings for multiple innovations,  to allow Verizon Wireless and other operators to make applications decisions and to set realistic targets for battery life in their handsets.



Tuesday, September 23, 2008


2:00 to 4:30 PM

IWPC Handset Advisory Panel


This is your opportunity to meet with Senior IWPC Staff to directly influence future IWPC Workshops, Projects and Activities.  One particular item of discussion will involve the future goals for the Handset Autonomy Model.


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At Hotel


Refreshments will be served.

7:00 PM

Networking Social Reception

At Hotel


Wednesday, September 24, 2008


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 Presentation and Welcome Remarks


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

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

§         Requirements for VOIP

§         Video usage on handsets

§         Music phones...how to improve efficiency

§        Bringing data to emerging markets without power problems

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

o        How will operators be driving data revenue in emerging markets?  

o        How to run data applications in emerging markets where power sources for charging are limited? 




Why isn't my phone connected to an infinite power bus?

Member of Technical Staff

Verizon Wireless


Challenges for power and data applications in emerging markets

Sr. Director


10:15 AM

Networking Break


10:45 AM

Session - Operator Views

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

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

o        How can the industry do a better job creating "Green Devices" and low-impact chargers?

o        Is there a way to develop an industry-standard charger?



Green Devices & Accessories

Director of Research

Orange Labs


11:20 AM

Session – Technology Providers


Operating System

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

·         What are high-level OS suppliers doing to improve energy efficiency?


Power Management - A view from 30,000 Feet!

Semiconductor Product Manager


12:00 PM



1:00 PM

Session - Handset Makers

·         What challenges do the Handset Makers face to meet carrier power management requirements?

o        RF and MIMO architectures

o        Baseband

o        Displays

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

·         How do LTE and multi-band requirements make power efficiency more challenging?

·         What is the impact of lower voltage power sources on the handset?

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



Mobile Internet Impact on Battery Life

Technology Manager



Evolving Li-Ion Technology and Implications for Mobile Phones

Principal Engineer



Reduce Power Consumption in Voice Centric Handset

N. American Terminal

R&D Support Manager




2:30 PM

Panel Session – Carriers and Handset Makers

·         Key issues to be discussed:

o        What are the trends in applications?  What areas of development should engineers focus on for power savings?

o        What are the technology challenges, as perceived by integrators and users of technology?

o        What are the interactions between hardware and software in managing handset power?

o        How to utilize the supply chain to create flexible solutions and lower handset costs...what can industry-wide collaboration do to help?

o        How does the ecosystem need to adapt, to allow for high functionality that's independent of the electrical grid?


Companies Included


  • Huawei
  • Microsoft
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • Orange
  • Symbian
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Vodafone


3:30 PM

Networking Break



Session – Technology Providers


Interconnect Solutions for Batteries and Handsets

·         What suggestions can industry give for improved power and data in connectors like like microUSB?  

·         Can the industry "go green" and possibly standardize the I/O connector to reduce waste?

·         How can contact resistance be reduced at the power source itself to improve efficiency?


Charging, Interconnect, and Reliability

Director, Apps Engineering & Technology

Brush Wellman


Mobile Phone I/O's:  What are my choices?

New Product Dev't Group Manager



5:00 PM

Session – Modeling the Battery Drain & Demo


·         Improved definitions of “the real world scenarios” for usage

·         Using RF stress testing scenarios to estimate battery life

·         Tying battery drain simulations to industry test models


Functional and Stress Test Solution - Considerations for Realistic Battery Life Compliance Testing for 3G

Sr. Systems Engineers

Agilent Technologies


5:30 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


New Jersey Style






Thursday, September 25, 2008

7:00 AM



8:00 AM

Session – Technology Providers


Power Sources

·         Chemical battery technology review

o        Special capacitors to reduce peak current in batteries

o        New battery chemistries to increase energy storage

o        How much voltage variation will new batteries have?

o        Battery aging effects

·         Fuel Cell review

·         Impact of dual voltage sources on the industry...are multiple-tap batteries feasible for the industry?


An overview of battery and fuel cell technologies

Principal Scientist



High Performance, low cost micro fuel cell technology

Chief Technical Officer



Tradeoffs in Li Ion Battery Technology

Vice President

ATL, A Division of TDK


9:20 AM

Session – Technology Providers


Power Management ICs and System Power Considerations

·         Power Management ICs

·         LED Drivers


·         How can power management ICs get more intelligent?

·         How should PMICs be structured to dynamically scale for best efficiency at all times?

·         How should power supplies be managed for processors, amplifiers, displays, and other major consumers of power?

·         How does peak current stack up in a system, and how does that affect performance factors for semiconductors and power sources?


Power Management Integrated Circuits and System Power Considerations

Chief Technical Officer

Packet Digital


Improving efficiency for display + backlight drivers

Sr. System Architect

National Semiconductor


10:20 AM

Networking Break


11:00 AM

Session – Technology Providers


Displays and user interface


·         Displays

·         User interfaces


·         What’s the best way to reduce power in displays?

·         What are tradeoffs between transflective displays, standard displays, and OLEDs?

·         How do large touchscreens change the power consumption in a handset?  What changes can mitigate increased power draw?



Color Transflective Displays

Staff Engineer

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies


Low-power LCD and OLED for Mobile Phone

Chief Customer Solutions Officer

TMD Technology Co., Ltd.


12:00 Noon



1:00 PM

Session – Technology Providers




·         Audio components

·         RF Front Ends

·         Processors and Processor Cores

·         What operating voltage is best for RF efficiency?

·         What is the impact of lower operating voltage?

·         What is the impact of highly variable operating voltage?

·         How can the audio chain be architected for low power?



Handset Power Amplifier Design Considerations for High-Capacity Low-Discharge Voltage Batteries

Director, Design Engineering

Skyworks Solutions


Potential Power Saving of Ceramic Speakers

Director, Business Development



How to Get 100-Hour Multimedia Playback Time in Mobile Devices

Marketing Director



2:30 PM

Networking Break


3:10 PM

Closing Panel Session --- Estimating the Benefits


·         What is the battery-life benefit in key usage scenarios for:

o        Streaming video vs. Downloaded Video

o        2G and 3G Voice Calls vs. 4G VOIP calls

o        How to make a music-phone last as long as an iPod

·         What is the NET benefit of new battery types?

o        Increase in energy stored

o        Inefficiency created by variable and low voltage

o        Power losses in DC/DC converters

·         How does the "current per bit" compare between 3G and LTE?  How will our net energy efficiency change with LTE?


·         How will the ecosystem evolve to address handset design issues over the long term?

·         What will happen if we implement all of the power savings that we've identified?  Will new features consume all of the savings?  Or will new handsets actually have longer battery life in field use?


Companies Included:


  • Huawei
  • Microsoft
  • Nokia
  • Orange
  • Samsung
  • Symbian
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Vodafone


4:10 PM

Take Aways and Closing Remarks


·         For the Hosts:

o        Did the workshop meet the Host's expectations?

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

o        What are the next steps?

o        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?



5:20 PM



7:00 PM



Good food, good friends, good wine and Don's Really Bad Jokes.


Dinner cost is not included in registration fee.


Friday, September 26, 2008


Meet in Hotel Lobby at 7:45 am



Verizon Wireless CPE Lab


Bus transportation will be provided from/to Tour Location

Restrictions may apply for tour access.



Leave Hotel at 8:00 am


We will return to the Hotel approximately 11:00 am





Deadline for electronic version of handout materials: 

September 2, 2008



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 $688. (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.



The Wilshire Grand Hotel
350 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ  07052
Phone: 973-731-7007
Fax: 973-731-7066


Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention the IWPC room block rate of $179.00 (single occupancy) and $199.00 (double occupancy).


Cut-off date for reservations is September 8, 2008. 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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