January 12, 2016


Double Tree by Hilton

San Jose, CA, USA



Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

Attendance open All IWPC Members


Millimeter Wave technology is widely used in sectors such as aerospace and defense, as well as mobile & telecom, consumer & commercial and healthcare. According to recent research, the commercial market for mmWave technologies whose frequency lies between 20 GHz and 300 GHz is expected to reach $1,699.1 Million by 2020 1.

This workshop will examine the potential to exploit mmWave technology opportunities beyond the traditional aerospace and defense markets, and explore drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current market trends, including how 5G wireless networks might be implemented to meet the demands for increased data rates and low latency applications. Can developments in components, antennas & transceiver, etc. will revolutionize the industry?
1 Source: www.marketsandmarkets.com

Workshop Goals

  • Explore mmWave market opportunities and technology drivers
  • Discuss and debate mmWave use-cases, challenges and trade-offs
  • Understand stakeholder needs and challenges
  • Assess state of the art developments in mmWave technology



January 11, 2016

12:00 Noon - registration at Doubletree Hilton Hotel

12:20-12:30 PM - bus to depart from hotel

1:30 PM - visit Verizon Innovation Center

2:20-3:00 PM - leave Verizon for return trip to hotel

Verizon Innovation Center Tour



7:00 AM

Networking Breakfast and Registration



8:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions

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


8:30 AM

Keynote Presentations

  • What role will mmWave play in future wireless networks?
  • How will mmWave impact emerging cellular use-cases
  • Considering Defense and Aerospace markets
  • Investigating use of mmWave for vehicle communications

Defense Industry Use Cases


Program Manager 

Potential Use Cases, Challenges, and Research Directions of Vehicular mmWave Communications


Head of mmWave Research for Vehicular Communication



Service Provider Perspective


Associate Fellow
Wireless Technology and Strategy

10:30 AM

Networking Break


11:10 AM

Vendor Perspectives

  • Needs and requirements of the 5G systems with proposed frequency bands in mmw
  • Characteristics and channelings of 5G at mmw
  • 5G deployment simulations
  • Results of mmWave trials
  • Wireless Access and User Equipment
  • Preferred design parameters for RF front end and RFICs for mmWave 5G
  • Techniques and barriers to entry of mmWave for 5G planning
  • Advances in technology, and results from small cell backhaul, fronthaul over MW, NLoS and FD in mmW etc.

mmW in 5G networks


Director, Technology Strategy


Innovative millimeter-Wave Antenna Technologies


Director of R&D



12:30 PM

Networking Lunch


1:30 PM

Enabling Technologies

  • mmWave signal propagation and the implications on the design and test of next generation mobile communications systems
  • Anticipated potential performance gains enabled by operating mobile communications systems at mmWave frequencies
  • Understanding broadband signal impairments at mmWave frequencies
  • New system design and test challenges to be solved
    • channel modeling
    • 3D antenna beam steering
    • signal acquisition and tracking algorithms
    • mitigation of signal blocking
    • EVM control of 1 GHz bandwidth signals
    • moving away from traditional cabled test systems towards full radiated testing
  • New technologies, architectures, applications
  • ETSI ISG mWT activities
  • mmWave technology developments (V, E, D and W bands)
  • Considering non-mechanical steering for fixed link antennas
  • What impact does “indoor operating rights going to property owner” have on licensing mechanisms?
  • Antenna and radio integration into devices
  • Prototyping Real-time High Data Rate, Low-Latency mmWave Communications Systems
  • Emerging capabilities for low-cost “street level” communications transport
  • Results from prototype trials (60GHz, 1Gbps over 200m mesh backhaul)
  • Steerable phased array antennas
  • Exploring mesh software using emerging Software Defined Networking (SDN) tools

Enabling mmWave in 5G using All-Programmable SoCs


Director of 5G Wireless Systems and Architecture and Lecturer at Stanford University



Silicon Technologies for mmWave


RF Business Development Manager


mmWave Propagation
Now You See Me, Now you Don’t


Wireless Solution Planner




3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:40 PM

Enabling Technologies, continued

  • Connecting small cells – Case study from Connected City Deployments
  • Exploiting the complementary strengths of high bandwidth millimetre wave and fibre optic networks to achieve the x1000 increase in network capacity
  • Flexible RF+BB baseband architectures, WiGig (inc 802.11ay) and 5G from a more embedded SoC implementations
  • State-of-the-Art mmWave Technologies
  • Advanced systems, roadmaps and future opportunities
  • Assessing DAS, Small Cell and other indoor solutions
  • 5G standards development phases and the mmWave spectrum
  • Antenna array and RF transceiver design for mmWave
  • Baseband processing (modulation and coding) for mmWave
  • Massive MIMO system design and implementation for mmWave (digital and hybrid precoding, amplitude and phase conditioning)
  • Value proposition of all-programmable SoCs in mmWave system design



Gigabit Baseband Technology for mmW Applications


Gigabit Baseband Technology for mmW Applications


mmWave for 5G


Sr. Director of Product Management


5G and Higher Frequency Spectrum


VP Wireless Market Development


Digital Radio Technology


Director of Microwave Product Marketing


5:40 PM

Closing Panel

Keynote Speakers and Invited Technology Enablers


6:30 PM



7:00 PM


Cocktails, Transport Workshop Registration and Reception



  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?
  2. What can I do to prepare for speaking at an IWPC workshop?
  3. Who are the attendees?
  4. What are the costs/registrations fees?
  5. Hotel information?
  6. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?
  7. Are there any audiovisual requirements?
  8. Will business cards be collected?
  9. What is the dress code?
  10. How will handout materials be provided?
  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?

    Deadline for electronic version of presentation/handout materials: Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015.

  2. What can I do to prepare for speaking an at IWPC workshop?

    Click on the link below for a short video guide regarding preparing for and improving your IWPC presentation:

    Video: IWPC Speaker Guidelines

  3. Who are the attendees?
    • 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.
  4. What are the costs/registrations fees?

    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 Breaks), audio/visual costs, etc.

    These costs will be $595. (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.

  5. Hotel information?

    Double Tree by Hilton
    2050 Gateway Place
    San Jose, CA 95110
    Phone: 408 437 2806
    Hotel Website

    IWPC room block rate is $244. Deadline for reservations is December 21, 2015. After this date, rooms cannot be guaranteed at IWPC block rate

    You can also make your hotel reservation online at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/iwpc2016

  6. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?

    Directions and transportation options will be posted as soon as possible.

  7. Are there any audiovisual requirements?

    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 “recordings” of all presentations and panel sessions.

  8. Will business cards be collected?

    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.

  9. What is the dress code?

    Business casual suggested. No ties, please!

  10. How will handout materials be provided?

    For ALL IWPC members:

    All IWPC members are invited to submit materials to be included in the online workshop folder in the IWPC Research Library. This 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 included on the IWPC website Research Library.

    Please submit these materials either by email, as a Word for Windows file, Power Point files or PDF files.


    • Go to www.iwpc.org
    • Click on IWPC Activities Tab
    • Under Workshops: Radio Access Networks Active Antenna Evolution
    • Click on Submit Presentation Proposal. Complete the form and attach your presentation.
    • Once we receive your presentation we will send an email confirmation.