WCA Infrastructure SIG presents: Wireless Deployment using Small-Cells in a Heterogeneous Network
Dec 11th 2013, 6:00pm - 9:30pm (Sign-in begins at 5:30pm, Event begins at 6:00pm, Holiday Party begins ~8:00pm)
Venue: Qualcomm, Bldg B, 3165 Kifer Rd., Santa Clara, CA
Cost: $20 through December 1st, $30 afterwards. Refreshments will be provided.
Following this event will be the WCA's annual Holiday Party. Please join us after the event for food and refreshments.
Following the widespread growth of smart phones and other portable connected devices in recent years, there has been a huge growth of mobile data consumption. One of the key issues for MNO's has been to address this increasing data traffic demand with sufficient capacity at high speeds. Due to limited spectrum availability and increasing rates of data consumption, the user experience is often somewhat sacrificed. The purpose of this WCA Infrastructure SIG event is to hear from the leading infrastructure solution providers how the rising wireless broadband capacity crunch could be solved through deploying heterogeneous networks (Hetnets) comprising of Macro Cells and a range of Small Cell solutions namely Micro Cells, Pico Cells, Carrier Wi-Fi and Femto Cells.
-- Joe Madden, Principal Analyst, Mobile Experts
-- Ronen Vengosh, VP Marketing & Business Development, PureWave Networks
-- Prakash Sangam, Director Technical Marketing, Qualcomm
-- Sergiu Nedevschi, EVP and Chief Product Officer, Tarana Wireless
-- Learie Hercules, CEO, Octavia Technologies
-- Manuel Uhm, CMO, Wireless Innovation Forum
Register now at http://smallcells2013.eventbrite.com/ - Discount registration will end on December 1st - Act now!
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Graphene is a two-dimensional (2D) material, consisting of a sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice, and possesses exciting potential for high frequency electronics due to its high intrinsic carrier mobility (> 10,000 cm2/Vs at room temperature) and large saturation velocity (~ 5.5´107 cm/s), both of which greatly exceed the corresponding values in silicon. The potential of any new material to make a significant impact into the modern world of microelectronics is contingent on its ability to achieve scalable integration into practical circuits. After the successful demonstration of graphene devices with cut-off frequencies in the GHz-range, the next major step to move graphene technology forward into the practical domain of RF electronics is to address the challenges associated with circuit integration. This presentation summarizes the recent development and characterization of graphene-based RF devices and integrated circuits. The first wafer-scale process developed for graphene RFIC integration on SiC wafers is discussed along with the design and measurements of a 5-GHz down-conversion mixer. Next, a frequency doubler fabricated on CVD graphene is presented as a proof-of-concept of graphene-based circuits in a 200mm platform. Finally, some of the special properties if these ICs (such as their low sensitivity to temperature variations), and the remaining challenges for graphene RFIC technology will be discussed.
-- Dr. Alberto Valdes-Garcia, Distinguished Research Staff, T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM
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Founded in 1993, the Wireless Communications Alliance (aka "WCA") is a Silicon Valley-based, all-volunteer, non-profit corporation dedicated to providing opportunities for education, connection, and community in the wireless industry. The WCA accomplishes these goals by hosting seminars/panels; providing networking opportunities; encouraging and supporting start-ups and entrepreneurs; and helping to build and maintain bridges between business and academia. Supporting academia and technical education is a primary goal of the WCA. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the WCA is near several world-class universities, colleges, and think tanks. Despite the meteoric rise in mobile technology, research has shown that only 5% of incoming college freshmen identify wireless as a career goal. To help ensure a strong talent pool in the coming decade the WCA invites college students to attend our events at no charge in the hopes that exposure to the wireless industry will encourage the them to shift their major and course focus towards wireless.