Day 2 - Thursday, April 23

8:00am-
9:30am
Continental Breakfast

 

9:30am-
9:45am

Opening Remarks

Speaker: Andreas Roessler, Rohde & Schwarz
About: Today’s wireless world is changing faster than ever. New technologies are pushing the envelope in terms of data rates, efficiencies, and cost – all of this in a highly connected environment with multimedia (video, voice, data) on every device. The 2015 LTE Innovation Summit will dive into the key technologies and issues driving the mobile wireless market, with an emphasis from a design & test perspective.

 

9:45am-
10:15am
Key Aspects of 4x4 LTE MIMO Antenna Design
Speaker: Jeff Shamblin, Ethertronics
About: A 4x4 antenna system for MIMO applications will be described along with performance data. This antenna system provides coverage for all 4G frequency bands in the 1700 to 4000 MHz range. To complement this presentation a description of an antenna optimization technique will be provided were a 5 GHz active steering antenna module is described for use in TV set-top boxes and access points for HD video streaming in home (802.11a, n, ac applications). Multiple active steering antennas can be used to form a 3x3 or 4x4 MIMO system where each antenna has optimized radiation patterns based on the dynamic mode selection process we implement. This active steering technology can be implemented at both cellular and WLAN bands.

 

10:15am-
10:45am

LTE in unlicensed spectrum: LTE-U/LAA overview

Speaker: Sanjeev Athalye, Qualcomm
About: Bringing LTE Advanced to unlicensed spectrum allows operators to better utilize the unlicensed 5 GHz band through a unified LTE network and offer higher network performance, as well as an enhanced user experience. In this presentation, we will introduce LTE-U use cases and performance evaluation. We will also cover coexistence considerations and the standardization status.

 

10:45am-
11:15am

Channel sounding for 5G/mm-wave

Speaker: Wilhelm Keusgen, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
About: The millimeter-wave frequency band is seen as a good candidate for future 5G mobile radio networks. The availability of multiple Gigahertz of bandwidth promises to be an answer to the ever increasing data rates in access and backhaul links. Successful design of millimeter-wave mobile communication systems will rely on pro-found knowledge and modeling of the outdoor radio channel. Comparing to the legacy frequency bands, the knowledge at millimeter-wave frequencies is still very limited. The talk gives an overview over current extensive measurement campaigns of the 10 and 60 GHz mobile outdoor channel in urban and rural environments. Recent results .with respect to time-variance and the evaluation of basic channel parameters are presented. Finally a novel hybrid modeling approach useful for link and system level simulation is discussed

 

11:15am-
11:30am
Refreshment Break

 

11:30am-
12:30pm
Attendees to select a technical track
Track 6:
Testing Video Quality and Key Features of Rich Communication Services (RCS)
Track 7:
Production and Characterization Test of LTE Devices

Track 8:
Connectivity Testing for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Track 9:
An Introduction to Smart Traffic Offloading and How to Test

Track 10:
Testing LTE-U Devices

 

12:30pm-
1:30pm
Lunch Break

 

1:30pm-
2:30pm
Attendees to select a technical track
Track 6:
Testing Video Quality and Key Features of Rich Communication Services (RCS)
Track 7:
Production and Characterization Test of LTE Devices

Track 8:
Connectivity Testing for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Track 9:
An Introduction to Smart Traffic Offloading and How to Test

Track 10:
Testing LTE-U Devices

 

2:30pm-
3:00pm
Refreshment Break

 

3:00pm-
3:30pm
RF Sampling Architecture Drives LTE, 4.5G and Beyond
Speaker: Russell Hoppenstein, Texas Instruments
About:

The migration to next generation LTE systems will push for systems to handle larger bandwidths, higher frequencies, and increased density. The introduction of high sampling speed data converters facilitates directly sampling high bandwidth RF signals without having to implement a traditional mixing stage. The RF sampling converter incorporates new features in the digital realm to enable agile tuning, multi-band support, and manageable data rates to/from FPGA or processor. Proper frequency planning is introduced by adjustment of the sample clock to open up clean spectrum for maximum dynamic range and minimum spurious emissions which is needed for the standard. Digital data is transferred via serial link per the universally adopted JESD204B standard. The simplified architecture coupled with reduction in digital data lines allows for higher density systems that are needed for beam-forming and massive MIMO anticipated in next generation systems

 

3:30pm-
4:00pm
Realizing Massive MIMO in LTE-Advanced and 5G
Speaker: Charlie Zhang, Samsung
About:

Elevation beamforming and Full Dimension MIMO (FD-MIMO) has been an active area of research and standardization in 3GPP LTE-A, as initial investigation showed that promising (3-5x) cell capacity and cell edge gain can be achieved with these new techniques. In an FD-MIMO system, a 2-dimensional (2D) active array is deployed to support Multi-user 3D elevation and azimuth beamforming, which results in much higher cell capacity compared to conventional systems. In this talk, we will provide a brief summary of 3GPP activities in the Massive MIMO area, including the recently completely 3D channel model, ongoing study on FD-MIMO scenarios, antenna/RF transceiver architectures, as well as potential network performance benefits.

 

4:00pm-
4:45pm
Panel Discussion: Addressing the Key Technical Challenges in 5G
Speaker: Kelly Hill - RCR Wireless (Moderator)
Charlie Zhang, Samsung
Russell Hoppenstein, Texas Instruments
Wilhelm Keusgen, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
About:

Mobile operators have just commercialized LTE and only one of the features that advance LTE to become a true 4G technology has made it into a few live networks. This feature is carrier aggregation. So why is the industry already discussing 5G? This is the question we try to answer at this panel discussion supported from key industry players leading the research in the 5G/mm-wave space. What are the challenges they face? What are the opportunities? What is 5G?

 

4:45pm Closing Remarks

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