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NEW    –    International Wireless Industry Consortium
Interactive Technical Workshop


Limited to 100 seats
First Registered, First Served

Future Handset Power Management


Devices, Architectures and Packaging

Moving Toward Multi-Day Autonomy


For CDMA, WCDMA, EVDO, GSM and other Portable Mobile Devices




Handset Autonomy Model Working Session


With Tour -- TELUS Mobility Wireless Research Laboratory


Hosted by:


September 13-16, 2005

Toronto, Canada


Westin Harbour Castle
One Harbour Square
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 1A6

Phone (416) 869 1600
Fax (416) 869 0573


Organized by the International Wireless Industry Consortium
(Click HERE to read why we changed our name.)


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Workshop Background

The IWPC has held 9 previous workshops on handsets, handset power management and packaging.


In our May 2004 Workshop, hosted by Microsoft, we learned how important power management is to future handsets.


During that May 2004 Workshop, Verizon Wireless presented the idea of Handset Autonomy - meaning, how long will a handset operate between having to re-charge the power source.


Shortly after that May 2004 Workshop, IWPC Members along with Verizon Wireless, other carriers and many others in the supply chain began to develop an industry-wide spreadsheet model to estimate Handset Autonomy.

Workshop Goal

The GOAL of this workshop is to bring the entire handset development supply chain together to explore the current and future state of the art of handset power management and further the development of the Handset Autonomy Model Project.


Tuesday, September 13, Evening


7:00 pm

Social Reception

At Westin Harbour Castle


Wednesday, September 14


7:00 am


At Westin Harbour Castle

8:00 am

Opening Remarks


8:15 am


All participants are invited to introduce themselves.

8:45 am

Keynote Presentations

  • What are the current and future requirements for Handset Power Management and Handset Autonomy?

    • CDMA

    • EVDO

    • GSM

    • WCDMA

    • etc...

  • What power management differences are there between low tier, mid tier and full featured portable handset devices?

  • What are the various Handset "Use Cases" in terms of minutes of use for standby, talk time, internet access, MP3 play, video play, game play, etc?

    • Road Warrior

    • Outside Sales

    • International Traveler

    • Soccer Mom

    • Teenage Girl

    • Teenage Boy

    • Grandmother

    • Others...

  • etc...

  • What are the handset power use implications with the inclusion of alternate radios:  WiFi, Bluetooth, WiMAX, etc.

  • What are the future requirements for the OS in terms of power management "hooks"?

  • What is required of the handset industry supply chain to meet the needs of future handset designs, in terms of power management and handset autonomy.

  • What changes, if any, can be done at the base station to increase handset autonomy?



Title TBA

Steve Werden
Director, Device Evolution
Verizon Wireless


Title TBA

Stephen Wiktorski


TELUS Mobility

10:00 am



10:30 am

Operating System (OS) Providers


  • As handsets get more and more complicated, the Handset OS becomes more important in power management control.

  • What "hooks" are being developed to control power management functions in the handset?

  • What is desired from the hardware supply chain, to facilitate "system wide" and "local functionality" power management from the OS?

  • What are the implications of various handset Tiers to OS and OS Power Management?

    • IE:  Are their low, medium, high end handset OS's

      • If so, are the power management hooks the same with each Tier'd OS?

      • And, what different hooks are needed in the hardware to compensate for the OS variations between Tiers of handsets?




The Blackberry 'Systems' approach to battery life; no magic bullets

Trevor Plestid
Senior Manager, Systems Integration and IOT

Research in Motion


11:00 am


Keynotes, OS Suppliers, other Operators and Handset Makers


Confirmed Panel Members


  • Verizon Wireless

  • TELUS Mobility

  • Research In Motion (RIM)

  • Kyocera Wireless

  • Motorola

  • Bell Mobility



12:00 am



1:00 pm

Component and Sub-System Suppliers


Power Sources

  • What is the roadmap towards future high capacity power sources?

  • What voltages are expected and available to be used for future handset designs?

  • What is needed by the supply chain to support future high capacity power sources?


Power Sources


Batteries and Fuel Cells - Technology Update

Adam Briggs


Millennium Cell, Inc.


Title TBA

Dr. Richard Okine

Technical Director, Fuel Cell Program



Power Source Future Developments and Roadmap, including Quality and Reliability Challenges

Joe Carcone
VP, Consumer Products
Sanyo Energy (USA) Corp.


2:15 pm



2:45 pm

Component and Sub-System Suppliers


  • What is the roadmap towards future low power consumption displays and backlighting systems for full featured handsets?

  • What are the tradeoffs of display sharpness, contrast, color, size and power consumption?


RF Front End Devices

  • What is the roadmap toward future low power consumption RF Front Ends?

  • What is the impact of discreet devices vs integrated modules on power consumption?

  • How will lower voltage sources impact designs and power consumption?

  • What impact does the air interface have on RF Front End Device power consumption?

    • CDMA

    • EVDO

    • Media Flo

    • GSM

    • WCDMA

    • WiMAX

    • etc...

  • What power management "hooks" are required by the Handset OS?




PenTile (tm) RGBW Display Technology for Meeting Aggressive Power Budgets in High Resolution MultiMedia Mobile Applications

Tony Botzas

Director/System Applications Engineering

Clairvoyante, Inc.



RF Front Ends


Handset Power Amplifier Control for Increased Battery Life

Darrell Epperson

Technical Marketing Manager

RF Micro Devices


Techniques for Improvement of Backed-Off Efficiency in Handset Power Amplifiers

Dr. Peter Wright

Strategic Marketing Manager

TriQuint Semiconductor


Evolution of Baseband and RF Transceiver ICs in Terms of Functionality and Power Consumption

Jan-Erik Mueller
Sr. Principal RF Device
Ingolf Karls

Infineon Technologies



Post RF Front Ends


Using MEMs to Reduce Handset Power Consumption

Dr. Art Morris




UltraCMOS  (tm) - High Throw Count Switch Technology for Highly Efficient Front Ends

Rodd Novak

VP Marketing & Business Development

Peregrine Semiconductor


5:30 pm

Adjourn for day


7:00 pm




Toronto Style


Will depart from the pier behind the Westin


Thursday, September 15


7:00 am



8:00 am

Components and Sub-System Suppliers


Baseband Devices

  • What is the roadmap for future baseband devices, given the complex future handset requirements?

  • What power management "hooks" are required by the Handset OS?



  • What is the roadmap for future handset memory, given all of the expected uses of a handset?

  • What are the power consumption requirements of these future memory technologies?

  • What power management "hooks" are required by the Handset OS?


Baseband Devices


Power Management Techniques for SDR Based Convergent Devices

Dr. Babak Beheshti

Director of Applications

Sandbridge Technologies


MXC -- High Performance, Low Power Architecture

Milind Padhye

Design Manager, Low Power



Title TBA

Speaker TBA



Advances in Dynamic Power Management for Portable Devices

Mike Laflin

Marketing Director

Enpirion Inc.






Improving Autonomy with Memory Subsystem Architecture

Geoffrey Gould

Systems Architect

Intel Flash Products Group


Memory Power Management Tradeoffs and Roadmap

Mark McClain

Senior Member of Technical Staff

Spansion LLC


10:30 am


10:50 am

Components and Sub-System Suppliers


Alternative Access Radios

Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMAX, etc

  • What are the roadmaps of future alternative access radios in handsets?

  • Should these radios be stand-alone, or integrated into the RF Front End?

  • What power management "hooks" are required by the Handset OS?


Disruptive Technologies

  • Technologies to save power in the TxRx chain.




Alternative Access Radios


Saving Power and Extending Battery Life for Bluetooth Radios in Cellular Design

Kristine Overlaur
North America Technical Marketing Manager

Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR)


Mobile Connectivity Solutions Power Management

James Hymel

Strategic Marketing, MCS

Texas Instruments



Disruptive Technologies


Saving 3dB in the Tx Channel -- and more...

L. Pierre de Rochemont

Founder and Chairman

Giga Circuits


12:15 pm



1:15 pm

Working Session
Handset Autonomy Model Project


Click HERE to learn more about this project

Review Status of and Demonstrate Autonomy Model Project and discuss what is needed to move forward

John Seeman, MTS &

Ron Borsato, MTS

Verizon Wireless


1:45 pm

Break into Working Groups


The attendees will break into small working groups based on their knowledge and expertise.


Each group will work together to develop a spreadsheet model which will be used in conjunction with all of the other spreadsheet models to develop the full Autonomy Model.

  • Tx Chain

  • Rx Chain

  • Display with backlight

  • Power Source

  • Audio Components

  • Memory

  • Processor(s)

  • Modem

  • Bluetooth

  • WiFi

  • WiMAX

  • Camera

  • Antenna

  • Others…


NOTE:  We may have to reduce the number of working groups to have a workable session.

3:15 pm

Review of results of each group and discuss next steps

Each Group Leader will review the results of their Autonomy Model Spreadsheet with the workshop attendees.


This is a chance for the entire group to ask questions and offer comments and insights into all of the spreadsheet models presented.


4:15 pm

Closing Panel Session with Hosts

  • Did the workshop meet your expectations?

  • What should the IWPC do to move this process forward?

  • Next steps?


4:45 pm

Take Aways


5:30 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, September 16


9:00 am


TELUS Mobility Wireless Research Laboratory

(restrictions may apply)


Bus transportation will be provided from/to hotel/tour facility.

Approx. Noon

Return to Hotel




VISA to travel to Canada

If you need a Visa to travel to Canada, please send Visa request to:

mailto:[email protected]?subject=Visa_to_Canada



Deadline for electronic version of handout materials: 

Thursday, September 1, 2005


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 $419. (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.



Westin Harbour Castle
One Harbour Square
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 1A6

Phone (416) 869 1600
Fax (416) 869 0573



Please contact the hotel directly for reservations.  Mention the IWPC room block rate of 229. Canadian.


Cut-off date for reservations is August 22, 2005.  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 by snail mail to:
610 Louis Drive, Suite 301

Warminster, PA  18974  USA


Click HERE to Register for Workshop