Fifth Annual Wireless Symposium Show Guide

Following is a listing of the workshops and papers composing the technical program of the 1997 Wireless Symposium & Exhibition, sponsored by Microwaves & RF and Wireless Systems Design magazines, to be held in Santa Clara, CA February 10Ð14, 1997.

MONDAY, February 10, 1997
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Workshop 3: Spread Spectrum
The basic theories behind frequency hopping and direct-sequence, spread spectrum systems are covered, along with methods to implement spread spectrum techniques for maximum information-carrying performance. The important aspects of the code-division multiple access (CDMA) methods used in digital cellular and personal communications services (PCS) systems are also highlighted.

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Workshop 1:
Wireless Design Made Simple, Part I
This tutorial-level course is ideal for technical managers and marketing professionals who need to know about RF and wireless technologies but donÕt want to suffer through lengthy and complex mathematical explanations. Part I covers RF principles, systems and devices (such as amplifiers, oscillators, filters, mixers and communications systems).

Workshop 2:
Oscillator Design for Wireless Applications
Accurate, stable oscillators are critical to the success of sophisticated analog and digital wireless communications systems and advanced digitally modulated systems. This full-day course covers a wide range of signal-source design options, including information on crystal oscillators, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO) and resonator-based oscillators. The design of each type of oscillator is detailed and methods to best match each source type for a given application are described. Approaches to applying computer-aided engineering (CAE) design tools to analyze, simulate and optimize different oscillator designs are discussed.

12:00 to 2:00 pm

Keynote Luncheon
Martin Cooper

1:30 to 5:00 pm

Workshop 4:
Wireless Datacom Regulatory Scene
Regulations and standards can both hinder and speed the acceptance of wireless equipment and services throughout the world. For example, in the case of wireless local-area networks (WLAN), several companies have developed different protocols and operating systems that do not promote compatibility. Adoption of a standard such as the IEEEÕs 802.11 documentation should accelerate the acceptance of WLAN systems throughout the world and speed their market growth. The different standards and regulations impacting various wireless data systems are discussed, along with how it is possible to use standards as a design guide for future products.

2:30 to 5:30 pm

RFID/Automotive Applications

RFID in Security Applications
James Eagleson

Wireless Vehicle Identification with Early Detection: An Alternative to Traditional Toll-collection Methods
Carlos Medina, Harry Swanson

High Accuracy Radar Angle Sensor with Passive Nonlinear Transponder
Mikhail Cherniakov, Peter Pong, Michael Loukine

Advanced RF Solutions for Automotive RKE Systems
Gordon Wilson

Embedded Antennas Ñ Promises, Pitfalls and Precautions
David L. Thomas

Wireless Component Solutions

Antenna Technologies for New Millimeter-wave Communication Systems
John Sanford, Raymond Blasing

Low Sidelobe Arrays Fed by a Uniform Distribution Feeding Network
Neftali Herscovici

900 and 1900 MHz LNA Design with High IP3 and Low Noise Figure
Korne Vennema

Aging and Anomalous Time-stability Behaviors of Quartz Crystal Frequency Sources
Gregory L. Weaver

Ceramic Filter Design
Darryl Scofield

TUESDAY, February 11, 1997
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

WANs and WLANs

2.4 GHz "Antenna to Bits" 802.11 DSSS Chip Set Solution
Chuck Palmer, Steve Jost

B.J. Buck, J.C. Clifton, A.W. Dearn, L.M. Devlin, M.W. Geen, A.P. Long, S.P. Melvin

Proposed IEEE 802.11 Direct-sequence Spread Spectrum Physical-layer Characteristics
John Fakatselis

A New Automated Collecting System of Data for Surveys
Francisco Javier Ortega Gonzalez, Jose Luis Jimenez Martin

High Data Rate Radio Architecture
Carl Andren

Wireless LAN Applications
Vincent Vermeer

Cellular/Cordless Design, I

Voice, Data, Video via Wireless, GSM and Broadband Networks:
A Reality in the Americas

Perry M. Mistry, Neil Jarvis

Adding a Voice Memo Recording System to a Digital Cellular Phone by Using an Analog Voice Recorder Chip
Marty Tacktill

Trade-off between Insertion Loss and Performance of SAW Filters for Portable Phones
Stephance Chamaly, Pierre Dufilie, Frederic Roux, Eric Psaila, Jacques Rebiere

Synergy between Commercially Available Wireless Standards, Equipment and the DoDÕs Common Data Link Requirements
K. Eggertsen, T. Cirineo, A. Cameron, Kamilo Feher

Analysis of Wide-area Wireless Data Communication Services
Kamran Ghane

Using DECT for a Wireless Multimedia Communication
Juergen Hupp, Klaus Rebhan

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Workshop 1:
Wireless Design Made Simple, Part II
The second day of this two-day workshop highlights wireless systems at a block diagram level. Insights are provided into different modulation techniques, system functions (including error correction, voice coding and multiple-access methods such as CDMA and TDMA) and wireless markets.

Workshop 5:
Wireless RF Circuit Design, Part I
Commercially available discrete devices and monolithic integrated circuits for low noise and low distortion amplification are reviewed, progressing into RF and microwave small-signal linear amplifier design techniques. Broadband RF stability and circuit stabilization technques are examined, and impedance matching, gain and noise performance, and their trade-offs are evaluated using both lumped and distributed circuit components.

Workshop 6:
Measuring the Wireless Transmission Spectrum
Comprehensive insights into different types of wireless signals such as digitally modulated signals, electromagnetic interference (EMI), radio frequency interference (RFI), pulsed signals, high power signals, broadcast signals and television signals are provided, and effective ways to measure these signals with spread spectrum analyzers are described. The many different measurements that are possible on these signals (such as signal parity and occupied bandwidth) and within a given bandwidth (such as adjacent channel) are explained.

1:30 to 5:30 pm

Test and Measurement Solutions
Using Adaptive Equalization in Modulation Analysis and Troubleshooting
Bob Cutler, Ben Zarlingo

Phase Noise Measurement Techniques for the Automated Testing Environment
Darryl Schick

Low Cost Phase Noise Measurement
Morris Smith

Compliance Testing of Low Power Wireless Devices
Thomas Cokenias

Integrated Test Solution for Evaluating CDMA Equipment
Patrick Petillo

Characterization of Peak Factor Effects and Intermodulation Distortion (IMD) in Multicarrier Communications Systems
Thomas Marra

Eye Diagram Measurements
Mike Lauterbach

Personal Communications
Services (PCS) Applications

A Silicon Bipolar/BiCMOS ÒGate ArrayÓ Technology for Low Cost, High Volume Wireless Applications
Roland Soohoo, Glenn Fraser, John Salvey

Interworking and Interoperability between Similar and Dissimilar PCS Systems
Kamran Ghane

PCS Mini-cell Base Station Grounding
David M. Volz

Miniature 3 V GaAs LNA, VGA and PA for Low Cost 0.5 to 4 GHz Wireless Applications
Henrik Morkner

A Family of 3 V Frequency Converters for 0.8 to 4 GHz Wireless Applications
Chris Siu, Craig Hutchinson, Jim Wholey

A Programmable Direct-sequence CDMA Pager Evaluation Board
Rick De Wulf, Bert Gyselinckx, Marc Engels, Ivo Bolsens

Using Silicon for High Power PCS
Jerry Stambaugh

WEDNESDAY, February 12, 1997
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Modulation Techniques
VPSK Modulation on FM Subcarriers
H.R. Walker, Mildred L. Walker

Using Quadrature Modulators to Produce Frequency Modulation
Mark Tucker

An In-loop Modulation Synthesizer for Constant-envelope Digital Communication Systems
Christian Olgaard, Bill Burdette, William O. Keese

Power-line LAN Uses VPSK Modulation
Bohdan Stryzak

A Wideband, High Q, Two-filter Network
Vasil Uzunoglu, Marvin H. White

A Self-calibrating Quadrature Generator with Wide Frequency Range
David Lovelace, Jeff Durec

Digital Communications Systems
Design, Simulation and Analysis of CDMA Systems
Kurt Matis

Design and Simulation of a 100 MHz QPSK Digital Communications System
Joel Kirshman

System Simulation Improves CDMA System Designs
Jay Kim

Use of I/Q Modulators for Interference Cancellation in Wireless Communication
Danny Adler

LMDS Ñ A Wireless Solution to Last-mile Access
Khurram P. Sheikh

1.8 to 2.7 GHz Complete Full-duplex Radio Front-end Chip Set
Raphael Matarazzo, Patrick Landy

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Workshop 7:
Wireless RF Circuit Design, Part II
This course on low noise amplifiers (LNA) focuses on single-stage and multistage LNAs using the available-gain design approach. Gain, noise, linearity, stability and impedance-matching techniques for bipolar and FET amplifiers are considered. Lossless feedback techniques are also examined to improve the input match of the LNA. Interactive computer-aided engineering (CAE) and computer-aided design (CAD) techniques will be used by means of video projection. Illustrative examples are used, contrasting the trade-offs in price, performance, availability and flexibility for a wide range of state-of-the-art low voltage active devices.

Workshop 8:
Wireless Receiver Design
This one-day course discusses the driving forces and regulations behind different wireless systems, examines frequency allocations and how they affect design strategies, and explores different system methodologies such as spread spectrum methods (DSSS and FHSS) and multiple-access techniques (TDMA, FDMA and CDMA). Sampling theory and phase- and frequency-modulation techniques, including detailed circuit examples, are reviewed. Several examples of actual wireless systems are presented.

1:30 to 5:30 pm

Materials and Packaging Technologies
Wireless Board-level Electronic Packaging:
An Overview

Dale Reed

High Power RF Transistors in Wireless Base Stations: Packaging Needs
James Clemans

Multilayerable, Low Loss Materials for High Frequency Stripline Circuits in a Homogeneous Medium
Chet Guiles, Rob Fuller, Paul Kyle

Thermo-mechanical Integrity of Area-array Interconnections on Microwave Laminates
L. Zhang, G. Subbarayan, R.L. Mahajan, D.N. Light

Very Low Resistance Conductive Adhesive Bonding of Printed Wiring Boards to Aluminum Plates
Alan Lyons, James Clemans, Jack Hui

Overview of Wireless and Microwave Packaging at Georgia Tech's Packaging Research Center
Joy Laskar

Chip Scale Packaging for RF/Microwave Applications
Tom DiStefano

Satellite Communications
Digital Maps and Satellite Imagery:
Database Mapping Solutions for Cellular Network Design

Mike Owens

Distributed Microprocessor Control of MPEG-2 Satellite Receiver
Branko Kovacevic

A Three-IC Chip Set for Two-way Paging
K.R. Cioffi, S. Sanielevici, B. Gosh, A. Shah, P. Stephenson, B. Ahrari, C. Kao, M. Rudner

Automatic Satellite Identification for Consumer Analog Satellite Receivers
Branko Kovacevic

Positioning/Navigation Applications over Mobitex Networks
George She

Design of an LNA for Satellite Communications Based on a New Transistor Characterization Method
A. Caddemi, P. Livreri, M. Sannino

Configurable RF Subsystem Based on Xilinx and Sharc DSP Processors
Henry Chandran

THURSDAY, February 13, 1997
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Integrated Circuit Solutions
Design of UHF Front-end ICs
Randall Yogi

A Highly Integrated DECT Radio Transceiver
Kendal McNaught-Davis Hess, William O. Keese, Eric Lindgren

Investigation on VLSI's Susceptibility to Conducted RF Interference
F. Fiori, S. Benelli, G. Gaidano, V. Pozzolo

Mixer Design for ISM Applications
Bill Rigsby

Silicon Bipolar RFICs for 900 MHz Cordless Phone Applications
Jeff Durec, David Lovelace

An Integrated 900 MHz Silicon Bipolar Cascode LNA with 1.4 dB Noise Figure
Jeff Durec, Min Zou

Spread Spectrum Techniques
Spread Spectrum Applications
Graham Barnes

Processing Gain in Spread Spectrum Signals
John Fakatselis

Long Range High Reliability Telemetry in Unlicensed Frequency Bands
Frank Mayer, Rainer Perthold

DS vs. FH for 802.11 Applications
Carl Andren

An Impartial Comparison of DSSS and FHSS under Narrowband Interference for ISM-band Operation
Earl McCune, Larry Zuckerman

Short PN Sequences for DSSS Radios
Carl Andren

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Workshop 10:
Wireless Local-area networks (WLAN)

This tutorial course helps designers understand the different strategies for implementing WLANs, including the types of spread spectrum approaches that make sense, the kinds of modulation that can be used at 2.4 GHz and other operating frequencies, the ways protocols are used between systems and the essentials of propagation for WLANs. The proposed 802.11 standard and how it will affect the design of future WLAN systems are highlighted.

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Workshop 9:
Wireless RF Circuit Design, Part III
The theory and design of high efficiency, solid-state amplifiers for wireless communications systems using both bipolar and FET devices are covered. A linear power amplifier design using loadline techniques to implement Class AB, B and C amplifiers is described. The course will also include the development of Class D and F amplifier designs as well as some less conventional and more innovative approaches for creating high efficiency amplifiers, including saturated and switched-mode designs. Emphasis is placed on practical applications and design topologies using large-signal CAE simulation techniques.

1:30 to 5:30 pm

High Power Design
Characterization and Modeling of High Power RF Semiconductor Devices under CW and Pulsed Excitations
Jaime Pla

Thermal Design of Plastic Packaged GaAs RFICs
Tom Kole

Predicting Nonlinearities in an MRF20060 Applications Circuit Using AM-to-AM and AM-to-PM Characteristics
Michael Shaw, Vivian Wang

A New 3 V, Single-bias, High Efficiency Power Amplifier Product Family
Dean E. Oliver

A 60 W PEP Amplifier Using 48 V LDMOS Device Technology
Michael Cardullo

S-band 30 W Power GaAs MESFET for MMDS Applications
G. Sarkissian, R. Basset, F. Emori, I. Takano, F. Ono, K. Satou

0.5 W, Eta > 40 Percent PHEMT MMIC Power Amplifier for VSAT, Satcom and Wireless Communications
N. Chiang, B. Ma, B. Lin, Y.C. Pao

Cellular/Cordless Design, II Off-the-shelf 900 MHz Cordless Telephone System: System Overview and Baseband Design
Gaylene Phetteplace, David Babin, Richard Potyka, Harry Swanson

Off-the-shelf 900 MHz Cordless Telephone System: MC13142 Low Power FM Transmitter
Richard Potyka, David Babin, Gaylene Phetteplace, Harry Swanson

Off-the-shelf 900 MHz Cordless Telephone System: Wideband FM Receiver Design
Harry Swanson, David Babin, Gaylene Phetteplace, Richard Potyka

Off-the-Shelf 900 MHz Cordless Telephone System: Dual PLL Design
David Babin, Gaylene Phetteplace, Richard Potyka, Harry Swanson

Development and Application of Fully Monolithic Silicon Bipolar VCOs for Wireless Handsets
Albert Pham, Bart Jansen, Kevin Negus, Bryan Ingram

Phase Noise Reduction in Oscillators
Lynne Olsen

High Performance Base Station SAW Filters and the Effects of Mechanical Stress
Pierre Dufilie, Patricia Jameux, Jean-Yves Duquesnoy, Patric Gibouin