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

Addressing LTE and 5G <6GHZ and mmWave co-existence, UE RFFE and antenna challenges. Exploring AI and machine learning in UEs as well as demands for critical communications.

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When

September 30-October 2

Where

Omni Austin Downtown

Austin, TX USA

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Limited to 100 seats

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Attendance open to all IWPC Members


Introduction

Sub 6GHz will continue to be the critical connectivity bands for mobile devices and remain hugely important, even when mmWave integration challenges are overcome. According to recent analyst reports, the millimeter-wave market for RF front end components will grow to more than $1B by 2024, driven by smartphones, hotspots, and fixed customer premises equipment.

This workshop will explore how 5G will drive replacement of smartphones and add new low/mid bands and growth in complexity. How will 4x4 MIMO drive additional RF content in handsets? What impact will Carrier Aggregation have on already complex RF filter assemblies? Will 5G mm-wave be significant, whether in smartphones or in hotspots/tablets/CPEs?

Understanding how new technology innovation such as Thin-Film SAW (Piezo on Insulator) and RF Artificial Intelligence will impact change in the future of the RF market. Assessing future tuning and optimization of the RF front end and modem and RFFE interfacing.

Workshop Goals

This Workshop will explore how 5G will drive new technology innovation in User Equipment.

  • Explore 5GNR Device Architecture, Implementation and Long Term Research
  • Assess 5G deployment options/status/lesson learned/evolutions
  • Address 5G device challenges identified from 5G trials and deployments
  • What sub 6GHz and mmWave bands will 5G smartphones support?
  • Assess what will be needed t take 5G to the masses via the "mass-tier"
  • Understand how multi-band design challenges and interference mitigation can be overcome
  • Explore 4G/5G co-existence in User Equipment
  • Understand RF Transceiver and RF Front End design challenges

Agenda

DAY 1
September 30

Monday

7:00 PM

Evening Reception & Registration

At Hotel

DAY 2
October 1

Tuesday

7:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions

 

 

 

 

Host Introduction and Keynote

  • 5G deployment options/status/lesson learned/evolutions
  • 5G device architecture/implementation/testing/challenges from 5G trials and deployments
  • Outlook of future 5G device architecture and design

 

 

 

 

 

5GNR Device Architecture, Implementation and Long Term Research

 

LMTS

10:00 AM

Networking Break

 

10:40 AM

Carrier Perspectives

  • 5G (Sub 6GHz) deployment status/lesson learned/plans
  • Findings and results from 5G trials and deployments
  • 5G deployment timelines: <6GHz, Non Stand-Alone, Stand-Alone
  • Updates on 5G deployments in sub-6GHz FR1 covering both cellular UE and infrastructure
  • 5G (Sub 6GHz) deployment status/lesson learned/plans
  • 5G deployment timelines: <6GHz, Non Stand-Alone, Stand Alone

Network Considerations for 4G/5G Multi-Band/Multi-Mode Deployment

 

Technical Director

 

Thermal Challenges, Mitigation Plans, Opportunities for Improvement

 

PMTS

12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch

 

1:00 PM

System Perspectives

  • Exploring 4G/5G Carrier Aggregation and co-existence of sub-6GHz bands
  • Use Case specifics for the re-farmed  sub 7GHz 5G EN-DC in the US, and expected performance vs. existing LTE
  • Spectrum for 5G Worldwide devices with focus on US support
  • How does this provide other sub-6GHz regionalization options?
  • What will be needed to take 5G to the masses via the "mass-tier"?
  • Multi-band design challenges and interference mitigation plans
  • 4G/5G co-existence
  • Multi-band 4G/5G Progress, Timing and Feature support
  • RF Front Ends for sub 6GHz
  • How do we achieve higher EIRP?
  • Considering IMD Issues in certain band combinations
  • Option 2/Stand-alone deployment & design challenges
  • Concerns of 5G adding too much complexity from EN-DC and expanded MIMO
  • Technical challenges, cost adders, space impact for <6GHz
  • How can the very wide bandwidths be addressed?
  • PAs/replacing Rx filters with duplexers plus PZ
  • SUO as a solution?
  • CA for lower bands?/antenna isolation limitations
  • MIMO - how to hook up more antennas?
  • Simultaneous operation of TDD and FDD
  • Simultaneous non-synchronized TDD
  • Power management on two PA chains that might not talk to each other - SAR, when does NR drop?
  • Wi-Fi n79 interactions
  • Reverse IMs in band - ultra wide band concerns (n78 vs. n79)
  • Are the technical challenges appear manageable?

RF Design Challenges, Considerations and Opportunities

 

PMTS

 

Ways to Build a 5G Handset RF Front End

 

Principal Technology Strategist

 

Invited:

  • Alcatel
  • Apple
  • ARM
  • Dell
  • Google
  • Hi-Silicon
  • Huawei
  • LG
  • Magic Leap
  • MediaTek
  • Motorola/Lenovo
  • Oppo
  • Panasonic
  • Qualcomm
  • Samsung
  • Sony

3:00 PM

Networking Break

 

3:40 PM

RF Front End Perspectives

  • RF transceiver and front end design challenges
  • Multi-Mode and Multi-Band Operational issues
  • 2x2 Uplink requirements
  • SRS Switching
  • Additional LTE-AProSE and NR NSA sub-7GHz Features and network support/roll-out timing *B46 and LAA/eLAA *n48 *NR-U in 5GHz and 6GHz unlicensed bands
  • Future timing and prospects for new spectrum in US *3.7-4.2GHz - coordinated with n48? Impact on n48 requirements? *EBS in B41/n41 applied for 5G *B53 LTE *B12 extension to B85
  • FEM architectures & Technologies requirements evolution
  • 5G Multi-Band RF Front-end
  • UE MIMO integration
  • Multi-band and aggregation opportunities and challenges
  • Component by the multi-band multi-mode systems
  • UE request for FE switch

Challenges and Solutions for LTE Re-Farming to 5G NR

 

Director, Systems Engineering

 

 

The "X-Factor" for UE's

 

Director, 5G Business Development

 

 

Invited:

  • Akoustis
  • Futurewei
  • GCT Semiconductor
  • Infineon
  • Intel
  • Maxlinear
  • Menlomicro
  • pSemi/Murata
  • Qorvo
  • SAI Technology
  • Samsung Electronics

5:00 PM

End-of-Day Panel Session

   

 

Invited:

  • Bell Mobility
  • C Spire
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Rogers Wireless
  • SK Telecom
  • T-Mobile
  • US Cellular
  • Vodafone

5:45 PM

Adjourn

 

7:00 PM

Networking Dinner at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

 

DAY 3

October 2

Wednesday

7:00 AM

Breakfast

 

8:00 AM

Technology Enablers

  • Other UEs apart from PC3 UEs: FWA, mobile, Vehicles
  • Assessing 5G Applications (AR/VR, Automotive, Drones, High bandwidth)
  • 5G User Equipment for Fixed Wireless Use-cases
  • Polarized Arrays for 5G User Equipment and access points
  • 5G Applications (AR/VR, Automotive, Drones, High bandwidth)
  • Demonstrating simultaneous DC to RF conversion efficiency, inclusive of linearization of 40-60%
  • Supporting bandwidth efficiency of up to 16bps/Hz in a single carrier (64K-QAM)
  • Delivering rapid spectral agility across 600-3700MHz with >50dB ACLR and very low out of band noise
  • How the MBMS over LTE will be managed in the multi-mode UE?
  • Is the UE able to make reception of MBMS over LTE and use 5G for the unicast?

Connected Cars

 

PMTS

 

Simultaneous power efficiency, bandwidth efficiency and spectrum efficiency: a new paradigm for UE Scope

 

CEO

 

 

5G filters for sub-6GHz

 

Senior Director, Product Management and Director, System Engineering

 

 

Silicon and Non-Silicon Technology for 5G

 

Director, Strategic Marketing

 

 

10:00 AM

Networking Break

 

10:40 AM

Test and Validation

  • Addressing 5G's ultra-low latency, enhanced mobile broadband and massice IoT capabilities and applications.
  • How can simulation help engineers deelop robust and reliable UE?
  • Beam-steering interference
  • Interoperability with multiple bands
  • Beamforming EMI effects
  • Milti-mode antenna design challenges
  • OTA test challenges
  • Addressing cost of test concerns
  • How is the industry addressing the need for lower cost test solutions?
  • Testing of beamforming capabilities
  • UE structure, T&M Topics, RRM measurements, UE beamforming measurements, UE protocol aspects
  • Overcoming measurement uncertainties
  • Smartphone combined antenna analysis using EM Simulation

Developing Robust and Reliable Multi-Mode User Equipment for 5G

 

Application Engineering Manager

 

UE beamforming measurements and Protocol Considerations

 

Technology Manager, Wireless

 

 

Invited:

  • Anritsu
  • EMSCAN
  • Keysight

12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Technology Enablers. continued

  • Value of broadcast on 4G and 5G
  • eMBMS marktet status
  • eMBMS Use Cases
  • Broadcast Evolution from 4G to 5G
  • Carrier 5G (mmWave/Sub 6GHz) deployments status/lesson learned/plans
  • mmWave use-cases, performance and coverage vs. sub-7GHz
  • 5G deployment timelines: mmWave, <6GHz, Non Stand-Alone, Stand-Alone
  • Understanding sub 6GHz & mmWave
  • Updates on 5G deployments in mmWave FR2 covering both cellular UE and infrastructure
  • Multi-band mmWave design challenges and mitigation plans
  • RF Front Ends for mmWave and sub 6GHz
  • How do we achieve higher EIRP?
  • mmWave RF front-end support

Broadcast: Value, Use Cases and Evolution from 4G to 5G

 

Telecom Market Product Director

 

 

Invited:

  • IWPC Members

3:00 PM

Networking Break

 

3:30 PM

mmWave Integration

  • Thermal impact of mmWave integration
  • Impact to mmWave on terminal size/cost
  • Demands for innovative substrates for 5G mmWave - RF - SOI, FD-SOI, GaN, EpiGaN
  • mmWave in the UE and performance, DC consumption, thermal analysis and handset cost
  • Low-cost multi-band mmWave handsets
  • Thermal challenges that mmWave brings
  • EMI/EMC, EMF safety, performance issues related to integration of mmWave phased arrays
  • mmWave aspects of the UE design. As a result, sub-6GHz coexistence with mmWave
  • mmWave filtering requirements
  • Exploring how to address mmWave implementation driving sub regionalization of UE due to cost

5G NR mmWave: Field Test Results

 

LMTS

 

Invited:

  • IWPC Members

 

 

5:00 PM

Closing Discussion

 

5:45 PM

Adjourn

 

FAQs

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

    Deadline for electronic version of presentation/handout materials: Monday, September 23, 2019

  2. 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.
  3. 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 $998 (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.

  4. Hotel information?

    Omni Austin Downtown
    700 San Jacinto at 8th Street
    Austin, TX 78701
    Phone: +1 (512) 476-3700
    Hotel Website

    The IWPC room block rate is $259/night. The deadline for hotel reservations is Monday, September 9, 2019. After that date, rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate. You can make your reservations at Book your group rate for IWPC Austin 2019.

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. What is the dress code?

    Business casual suggested. No ties, please!

  9. 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!