4G/5G Multi-Band, Multi-Mode User Equipment

4G/5G Multi-Band, Multi-Mode User Equipment

Addressing LTE and 5G Co-Existence, <6GHz Antenna Challenges. Exploring Dual Connectivity – LTE and NR, Interference Management Innovation and New RFFE Architectures

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When

October 16-18, 2018

Where

Omni Austin Southpark

Austin, TX USA

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Limited to 100 seats

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Attendance open to all IWPC Members


Introduction

It’s not so long ago that Smartphones had just 2G and 3G cellular radios along with Bluetooth. When 4G LTE arrived, the number of radios needed to increase from 6-7 band up to 20 or more and when Carrier Aggregation arrived, I guess we believed that device complexity had reached its peak. Now in 2018 we are approaching the introduction of 5G, where we not only have all of the legacy bands to consider for re-farming, but new <6GHz bands including licensed and unlicensed flavors in addition to numerous mmWave combinations are on the horizon. Smartphone RF Front End challenges have never been greater so during this workshop we will assess maturity and readiness of 5G device technologies and explore opportunities, challenges and roadblocks to sustained success.

Workshop Goals

  • Understand maturity and readiness of 5G NR UE technologies, especially the RF Front End
  • Explore 5G RF Front End Architectures and antenna innovation
  • Assess multiband 4G/5G coexistence challenges and direction
  • Understand global band requirements and combinations for specific use-cases
  • Assess methods for validating optimum performance to deliver user experience

Agenda

DAY 1
October 16

Tuesday

7:00 PM

Evening Networking Reception with 4G/5G User Equipment Attendees

At Hotel

DAY 2
October 17

Wednesday

7:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM

Challenges and Opportunities for 4G/5G Mobile User Equipment

  • 5G device challenges
  • Perspectives on 4G and 5G terminals
  • What impact will 5G have on IoT user equipment and CPE

Evolution to Multimode 4G/5G Devices

 

Director Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Labs

 

10:00 AM

Networking Break

 

10:40 AM

Challenges and Opportunities for 4G/5G Mobile User Equipment, Consumer Premise Equipment and Other Connected Devices

  • 5G band definitions/allocations by region - what is set and what is changing?
  • Understanding multimode equipment maturity
  • Timelines for UE equipment to become available
  • UE use cases for transition to 5G and what can be done with existing 4G infrastructure or improvements
  • Smartphone and other CPE maturity and direction
  • 5G Sub-6 GHz challenges
  • Multiband 4G/5G coexistence

User Equipment Requirements

 

Mobile & Wireless Engineer

 

 

 

5G is Reality

 

Senior Staff Systems Engineer

 

 

 

Invited:

  • Bell Mobility
  • BT Plc
  • C-Spire
  • Dish
  • GCI
  • Huawei
  • Samsung
  • Softbank
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • TATA
  • Telefonica
  • Telus
  • US Cellular
  • Verizon

12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch

 

1:00 PM

System Innovation and Technology Enablers

  • Coexistence between 4G and 5G antennas
  • 4G/5G multi-band/multi-mode UE antenna design and placement best practice
  • 4G/5G hand-over criteria
  • Key technical challenges - expectations - are we moving to commodity handset beyond 2019?
  • What new technologies are coming?
  • Perspective on sub-6GHz UEs based on trials results
  • 5G sub-6GHz filters for handsets - technologies and progress
  • How does the sub-6GHz 5G integrate into the handset RFFE architecture?
  • 5G sub-6GHz co-existence issues for the handset
  • Designing high performance BAW and SAW filters
  • What are the biggest design challenges for 5G mobile devices?
  • How are device vendors mitigating EMI, PIM, IMD?
  • How can sub-6GHz massive MIMO be implemented in a mobile device?
  • How can sufficient isolation be achieved between components?
  • Terminal antenna challenges for 600 MHz to 7 GHz

Antenna and RF Challenges of Multimode 4G/5G Devices

 

Principal Member of Technical Staff

 

 

 

4G/5G Antenna System Innovation and Performance

 

 

 

Invited:

  • Akoustis
  • Broadcom
  • Ford
  • Fractus
  • Fujitsu
  • Galtronics
  • General Motors
  • Google
  • Hi-Silicon
  • HTC
  • Huawei
  • IfT
  • Microsoft
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • NXP
  • Oppo
  • Peregrine Semiconductor
  • Qualcomm
  • Sony Mobile
  • Vivo
  • Wispry

 

 

4:40 PM

End of Day Panel

Invited Carriers and OEMs

 

5:30 PM

Adjourn

 

7:00 PM

Off-Site Networking Dinner

 

DAY 3
October 18

Thursday

7:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM

System Innovation and Technology Enablers, continued

  • UE architectures, including Front End
  • N1 NAS capable UE (interworking with 5GC) functionality and timeline
  • Front-end radio implementation for carrier aggregation
  • UE Architecture and RFFE Implementation for 5G Non-Stand Alone/LTE Re-farming Quantified user experience of 5G vs. existing 4G (Stand-Alone in China vs. Non Stand-Alone, TDD vs. FDD sub-6GHz, mmWave vs. sub-6GHz, etc.)
  • Expected time for NSA shared band (4G+5G) usage before sunset and committing entire spectrum to 5G
  • Updates on 5G spectral allocations in China and Japan
  • UE performance and link budget
  • 5G radio grid planning approach
  • Maximum EIRP levels from UE consistent with safety standards
  • Battery management, testing and accuracy issues (complexity, cost, etc.) and 3GPP conformance status
  • 5G User Equipment for Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC)
  • LTE and 5G Security
  • Mobility and bearer balancing approaches for 4G/5G multi-mode systems. F121
  • Hand-off from LTE to 5G other radios

 

Performance Challenges of Multimode 4G/5G Devices

 

Principal Member of Technical Staff

 

 

 

UE Architecture and RFFE Implementation for 5G NSA/LTE Re-Farming

 

Director, Systems Engineering

 

 

Invited:

  • Intel
  • Mediatek
  • Qorvo
  • Resonant

10:00 AM

Networking Break

 

10:40 AM

Technology Enablers

  • 4G/5G and market availability for connected Vehicle safety applications
  • KPIs for Connected Vehicles
  • Interference with DSRC and comparison to DSRC including readiness to deploy
  • Terminal antenna challenges for 600 MHz to 7 GHz
  • Thermal and battery life
  • Understanding UICC challenges

Vehicular 4G/5G Networks and Devices

 

Principal Product Development Engineer

 

 

12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Technology Enablers and mmWave integration into UEs

  • Exploring new “Piezo on Insulator” (PoI) technology for filters, addressing <6GHz and mmW challenge
  • Extendibility of PoI technology to all filter market or not
  • Impact of SA vs NSA 5G on Front End Module architecture (including envelop tracker, filters)
  • Benchmark InP, GaN, GaAs, SiGe, SOI, bulk CMOS: is system (handset and infrastructure) maturity good enough to focus on device technology?
  • Is 5G mmW going to happen, on which applications/devices, when and how big?
  • Feasibility of mmWave based UE for eMBB
  • mmWave multiband challenges
  • What are the biggest design challenges for mmWave in 5G mobile devices?
  • Perspective on mmWave in the UE vs. sub-6GHz based on trials results
  • Expected performance of mmWave in handsets
  • Timelines for mass adoption mmWave 5G in handsets
  • Practical approaches to adding mmWave antennas to terminals
  • Probable architectures and antenna placement in mmWave UEs
  • mmWave 5G radio architecture (Front-end) with multi-band

 

Piezo On Insulator for 4G/5G filters

 

RF Business Development Director

 

 

 

Silicon Technologies : to address Power, Performance and Integration challenges for 5G UE

 

Director

 

 

Invited:

  • IMEC
  • InterDigital
  • Kymeta Corporation
  • Maxlinear
  • Mediatek
  • Millimeter Wave Products
  • Rogers Corporation
  • Sontesa Technologies
  • Sivers IMA
  • WNC

3:00 PM

Networking Break

 

3:40 PM

Test and Validation of 4G/5G User Equipment (UE) Smartphones, Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), Automotive and other new Use-Cases

  • 5G test cases, test scenarios and test results
  • 5G trial test environment setup and KPI measurement
  • Challenges and performance of 5G trials
  • Experimental results from early test beds

Test and Validation Challenges of Multimode 4G/5G Devices

 

Lead Member of Technical Staff

 

 

 

Topic to be Confirmed

 

 

 

 

Invited:

  • Aricent Group
  • Anritsu
  • Keysight Technologies
  • P3 Group
  • PRISMA Telecom Testing
  • Remcom
  • Spirent

5:00 PM

Closing Discussion

Host and Invited Carriers

5:40 PM

Adjourn

 

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  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?

    Deadline for electronic version of presentation/handout materials: Monday, October 8, 2018

  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:

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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 $932 (USD) per person. (For IWPC Members only.)

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  5. Hotel information?

    Omni Austin Southpark
    4140 Governors Row
    Austin, TX 78744 USA
    Phone: +1 (512) 448-2222
    Hotel Website

    The IWPC room block rate is $149/night. The deadline for hotel reservations is Friday, September 28, 2018. After that date, rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate. You can make your reservations at Book your group rate for IWPC Austin 2018.

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

    https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/austin-southpark/property-details/directions

  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.

    SUBMISSION OF PRESENTATION:

    • Go to www.iwpc.org
    • Click on IWPC Activities Tab
    • Under Workshop: 4G/5G Multi-Band, Multi-Mode User Equipment
    • Click on Submit Presentation Proposal. Complete the form and attach your presentation.
    • Once we receive your presentation we will send an email confirmation.

    AS BACKUP, PLEASE BRING AN ELECTRONIC COPY USB STICK WITH YOU!