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Industry Briefing - RF Tunability for Handsets/Devices
Is this THE Solution for Future Multi-Band, Multi-Mode Devices?


 IWPC Tunable Components and Architectures
Working Group Meeting


Doubletree Arctic Club Hotel
700 3rd Avenue

Seattle, WA  98104

Phone: 206-340-0340

November 17-19, 2010


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Moderated by:
Don Brown, Director, IWPC

Mike Alferman, IWPC


Workshop Background:

This is the 30th IWPC Workshop on Device/Handset topics.

The IWPC Tunable Components and Architectures Working Group originated from the “Managing Coexistence of ’15 Modes & 40 Bands’ for MIMO Handsets and Data Devices” workshop hosted by Sony Ericsson in October 2009. The coexistence challenge has led to the question: How can tunable architectures provide solutions to the coexistence challenge?

The IWPC Tunable Components and Architectures Working Group brings together key elements of the wireless ecosystem to identify the key issues and suggest solutions for maximizing the benefits of incorporating tuning into the wireless infrastructure. The Objective for the Working Group is to answer the following:

           Why Tunable Architectures?
           How can Tunable Architectures be implemented in a Handset?


As we move to the world of LTE, the Operators are faced with some significant challenges – how to design Networks and Devices to operate, simultaneously in multiple frequency bands, in a 2G, 3G and 4G environment – along with the many “connectivity” environments on other frequency bands - and to support roaming around the world. This must all be done in a compact, low cost implementation. This makes future Devices highly complex.

Workshop Goals:

One of the Goals of this workshop is for the suppliers, which the Operators depend on (the Handset makers, Network Infrastructure makers, Component Suppliers and the entire supply chain that supports these companies) to leave the workshop with an understanding of the deep issues involved with Tunable Components and Architectures, and their implementation and interaction with Networks/Base Stations

Another goal is to stimulate thought thru interactive discussion across the entire supply chain – so that people can discover, sooner rather than later, the challenges confronting all of us. Our desire is that we can converge on “clarity” as soon as possible rather than each person independently discovering these challenges on their own over the next year or two..




Wednesday, November 17, 2010

7:00 PM


Social and Networking
Reception & Registration


At Hotel

Thursday, November 18, 2010

7:00 AM




8:00 AM

Opening remarks

8:15 AM

Self introductions


8:45 AM

Tunable RF components


  • How RF Tunable Components address the Worldwide Multi-Band RF Challenge?

  • What can Tunable Antennas Achieve?

  • How can Tunable Antennas address MIMO LTE architectures

  • What power savings can be achieved with Tunable Front Ends?

  • How can Tunable Front Ends reduce the cost of Multi-Band, Multi-Mode Devices?

  • How can RF FEMs integrate Tunable Component Technologies ?

  • Are Tunable RF Filters Practical?

Tunable RF Applications using BaSrTiO3 Technology

VP Engineering & Operations

Agile RF


Optimized Tunable Front-End Architecture

Director of Technical Marketing

Peregrine Semiconductor



9:45 AM


Networking Break


10:15 AM

Tunable RF components





Integration of Low-cost High-Performance Tunability into Handsets




MEMS - The ultimate technolgy for tuning components

EVP, Sales & Marketing

Cavendish Kinetics


Tunable Antenna Configurations for Next Generation LTE/4G Devices

Chief Scientist



11:45 AM




12:45 PM

Tunable RF components

  • How and Where can Tunable Components be controlled?

  • What does Tunability mean for the RF Transceivers?

  • What architectures look the most promising to implement Tunability?

  • What are the Device System Implications of having Tunable Components?

  • What is needed from the eNode B and Network to allow Device Tunability?

Co-existence Challenges and Solutions for Multi-mode, RF Tunable Smart Phones

Senior Director Product Marketing

Beceem Communications


Evolution of Multi-Mode/Multi-Band RF Frontends for Terminals: Searching for Disruptive Technologies

Sr. Principal RF Device

Infineon Technologies AG

1:45 PM

IWPC’s Tunable Components and Architectures Working Group Meeting

  • Introduction of Working Group

  • Breakout Group Description

  • Task Force Break-out Groups

    • Intro/Benefits/Need for Tuning Sections

    • Examples Section – PA (incl. next steps)

    • Examples Section - Antenna (incl. next steps)

    • Barriers to Adoption

    • Defining Phase 2 (“How Document”)

    • Systems Issues

  • Groups Report In  

  • New China Mobile Request

  • Next Steps for WG


5:45 PM



7:00 PM

Dinner (Dutch*)


* = in this context, Dutch is a term which means that each person will be responsible for their own dinner costs.

For those who desire to join us, we get together to enjoy good friends, good food, good wine and [really] bad jokes

Friday, November 19, 2010

9:00 am - 11:00 am


Tour:    AT&T Testing Lab

Note:  Restrictions may apply   --   tour attendance subject to AT&T approval


Bus Transportation provided from and to hotel. 




Deadline for electronic version of handout materials: 

Friday, November 5, 2010



  • We do not permit the Press.

  • We do not permit Analysts.

  • We do not permit Consultants.

  • We do not permit 3rd party sales reps.

We only permit "first hand knowledge experts" in business and technology issues, prepared to contribute to the discussion.



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 $ 499.00 (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.



Doubletree Arctic Club Hotel
700 3rd Avenue

Seattle, WA  98104

Phone: 206-340-0340




Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention the IWPC room block rate of $129.00 USD single occupancy or register on-line at www.arcticclubhotel.com and use code IWP in the Group/Convention Code Box.



Cut-off date for reservations is Friday, October 29, 2010.  After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.


TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL:  The hotel is 30 miles from Seattle Airport. 




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 use this FREE FTP site to send electronic materials (any size file):




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