4G/5G Multi-Band,

Multi-Mode User Equipment

Requirements and New Architectures in RFFE, Interference Management. LTE/5GNR Co-existence and Challenges of Carrier Aggregation Band Combinations

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October 18-19, 2017


Hotel Ella

Austin, TX USA



Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

Attendance open to all IWPC Members


Considering Device requirements for 5G network support. Smartphone evolution, new user equipment form factors and demands for state-of-the-art RFFE. How will RF Power Amplifiers, Filters, Antennas etc. evolve? Comparing and contrasting alternate methods of performance enhancement. Can UL throughput be improved via beamforming, higher order of modulation, higher order of MIMO, UL CA, HPUE, etc.? Considering the end-to-end challenge, cost, complexity and advantages? How do we decide the utility of the multiple methods allowed by standards? Trade-offs between network solutions vs handset solutions which accomplish the same thing. UE antenna performance/OTA measurements (below 6 GHz) Implications of mmWave on UE design and architecture. Where does the race towards more MIMO streams stop? Does it stop? 4CC, 4x4 MIMO, 5CC. How does it affect verification and testing?

Workshop Goals

  • Assessing which new and emerging unique use cases will evolve?
  • Exploring device challenges and roadmaps, co-existence challenges between 5G and 4G-LTE
  • Considering RF Component challenges and innovation


October 18


7:00 PM

 Evening Reception & Registration

At Hotel

October 19


7:00 AM


Registration and Breakfast


8:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions


8:30 AM

Opening Remarks and Keynote

  • Industry usage and application use cases for the different multi-band, muli-mode options
  • Assessing end equipment complexity.
  • Certification and conformance for mm wave and mm UE.
  • Fixed Wireless Access
  • Mobility trials for 5G mmW
  • Outlook for spectrum sharing with NR
  • US-based 5G testbeds
  • Possible frequency bands used by upcoming 5G wireless communication
  • Status of commercial network trials

4G to 5G Evolution



Director, Subscriber Product Engineering


9:20 AM 

Carrier Perspectives

  • Multi-band (Sub-6 GHz and Above-6 GHz) co-existence
  • Inter- and Intra-band Dual connectivity implementation

Implementation Considerations on 4G/5G Multi-Mode Multi-Band Devices


Principal Engineer


10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:40 AM

Technology Enablers

  • Channel sounding results for 2.9, 29GHz and 61 GHz in indoor, outdoor, stadium and mall use cases
  • Prototyping results; specifically performance data collected from 28GHz systems in action for indoor and outdoor with mobility and NLOS
  • System modeling and performance for variety of use cases; (capacity curves for indoor/outdoor/stadium and fixed wireless use cases)
  • Uplink Carrier Aggregation and Non StandAlone (NSA) operation
  • Can the WLAN co-ex challenge with 4.5 Ghz NR be overcome?
  • Considering System Partitioning (4G plane/5G plane)
  • System analysis for Dual Connectivity operation
  • Benefits of 2x2 UL MIMO
  • Wide-bandwidth PAs, filters
  • Considering High Power UEs

Keeping Austin Weird- now with 5G


Senior Technical Director, Systems



RFFE Architectures in a 5G World


Principal Technology Strategist



12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch


1:00 PM

Technology Enablers, continued

  • Addressing 4G/5G UE challenges
  • Hardware challenges of mmWave 5G phased array systems for UE, CPE & Infrastructure
  • Different architecture and chip partitioning options - pros and cons
  • How Different Silicon Technologies address the requirements from antenna to Baseband
  • Technologies which would be used to enable the usage of mmWave frequencies
  • What is the expected UE device type of mmW? and what is the expected band & band combination for 4G/5G?
  • Timelines for deployment
  • How can multi-band spectrum sharing be accommodated in multi-mode user equipment?
  • Are there limits on the number of bands that such UEs can accommodate?
  • Roadmap on Ecosystem Components, etc.
  • mmWave outdoor applications mmWave Massive MIMO The role of massive MIMO in 4.5G
  • Practical implementations of mmwave systems
  • Possible implementation of 5G mm-wave on UE
  • State of the technology/radios/chipsets and transition planning and interoperability
  • Challenges of mmWave and features in NR overcoming some of the mmWave spectrum challenges
  • FDD for 5G at 600MHz
  • Expected UE performance for 4G/5G Multi-band
  • Testing of Multi-Mode User Equipment
  • Interoperability considerations with 4G and other legacy protocols.
  • Chipset availability for Baseband and RF
  • Electronic packaging for 5G applications

Industrial Design Considerations for 4G/5G Antenna System Integration


Chief Scientist




New Approaches in Performance Verification for the Evolution to 5G Components and Devices


Product Manager




Value Proposition of Silicon Technologies for mmWave 5G Radio Interface


Director, Strategic Applications



3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:30 PM

Technology Enablers, continued

  • Current Trends and Existing Dielectric Material
  • Advanced packaging of RF components and dielectric needs
  • Advanced dielectric materials for mmWave compatible RF components and manufacturing processes
  • What is the expected service performance?
  • How can the traffic be monitored?
  • Spectrum masks, timing waveforms
  • RF front-end requirements and challenges.
  • Multi-mode UE's are of highest interest currently
  • Test needs and bandwidths
  • Over-The-Air testing methodologies for 5G mmWave devices
  • What are the applications related to 5G URLLC, EMBB and mMTC
  • Simulation and Field Data Results from Trials?


Through Glass Vias (TGV) for RF Filters


Director, Global Business Development




Advanced Dielectric Materials for RF Packaging


Strategic Marketing Manager



Enabling 5Gand and Removing Barriers Today




5:00 PM

Closing Panel - What to Expect, When?

Host, invited operators and members

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 and good wine.


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  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: Friday, October 6, 2017

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  3. Who are the attendees?
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    • 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 $489 (USD) per person. (For IWPC Members only.)

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    Hotel Ella
    1900 Rio Grande Street
    Austin, TX 78705
    Phone: 512-495-1800
    Hotel Website

    The IWPC room block rate is USD 179/night. Please call the hotel directly or send a request to [email protected] to make your reservation.

  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.

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  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.

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    • Go to www.iwpc.org
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    • Under Workshop: 4G/5G Multi-Band, Multi-Mode User Equipment
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