Linley Mobile & Wearables Conference 2016
Focusing on IC and system design for mobile and wearable devices
Held on July 26 - 27, 2016
Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA

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Agenda for Day One: Tuesday July 26, 2016
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Mobile Market Evolution
Linley Gwennap, Principal Analyst, The Linley Group

The mobile semiconductor market is evolving as vendors split their focus between the massive smartphone market and the rapidly growing market for wearables such as fitness bands and smartwatches. This presentation will discuss the end products that are driving new demand and the chip-level products that support them. Linley will also discuss technology trends in these mobile devices and provide market data including 2015 market share and updated forecasts.

9:50am-10:35amSession 1: The Road to 5G Wireless

The wireless protocols used in mobile devices continue to evolve. Leading-edge LTE modems must now support speeds of 1Gbps and beyond. The next-generation 5G protocol is moving quickly toward reality, using small cells and ultra-high frequencies to boost data rates even further. At the same time, 5G extends the roadmap of recently low-speed LTE configurations to support a broad range of wearable and IoT devices. This session, moderated by Linley Gwennap, principal analyst at The Linley Group, discusses these changes and the chip technologies that will support them.

Leading the Industry with Gigabit-Class LTE and 5G
Peter Carson, Senior Director, Marketing

The wireless industry is evolving toward a new era of hyper-connectivity, when tens of billions of devices/things will connect to the cloud and each other with extreme range of service and performance requirements. This presentation will describe how Qualcomm is expanding LTE to new use cases, driving Gigabit LTE, and building a foundation for a unified, more capable 5G platform. It will also cover the company's vision for IoT connectivity, and developments on the path to an "all-things connected" future – today.

Scalable LTE IPs: From Wearables to LTE-Advanced-Pro and 5G
Emmanuel Gresset, Director of Business Development, CEVA

LTE has become so pervasive that it now ranges from low-power wearables to high-performance LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G smartphones. To address this broad range, CEVA offers a scalable LTE IP portfolio including PHY controllers, vector DSPs, HW accelerators, optimized firmware, and SW reference chains. Each use case is backed with a reference architecture that combines several DSPs with dedicated HW Accelerators. This presentation will also introduce a new LTE baseband IP, part of the new CEVA-X product line.

10:35am-10:55amBREAK - Sponsored by Synopsys
10:55am-12:00pmSession 1: The Road to 5G Wireless (cont)

Elevating Devices, Networks, and Data Centers to New Heights
Jamie Schaeffer, Product Line Manager and Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff

The 5G tsunami that is heading our way in the year 2020 will need to cohesively traverse the landscape from devices to networks to data centers, to be truly realized. It will not only be about smartphones or tablets anymore, but instead, an era that combines the versatility of "Connected Things" with the power of the network and data processing. This presentation will explore technologies including mobile capabilities, RF and Serdes connectivity, beamformers/phased arrays, base stations, and infrastructure back-haul that enable "Connected" to be synonymous with "Data" to deliver a seamless end-to-end system experience.

There will be Q&A and a panel discussion featuring above speakers and guest panelist:  Ali Khayrallah, Engineering Director,  Ericsson.

1:15pm-2:30pmSession 2: Mobile Security

Mobile devices contain a wealth of personal information, but this information must be kept secure, even if the device falls into the wrong hands. The level of security must increase when these devices are used for mobile transactions. Encryption, authentication, and key management are all pieces of the security puzzle. This session, moderated by Loyd Case, senior analyst at The Linley Group, discusses how to best implement security in a mobile product.

Right Sizing Mobile and Wearable Security
Barry Seidner, VP Americas, Verimatrix

Mobile and wearable devices introduce unique security challenges that must be addressed to enable secure mobility: transactions, secure browsing, and communications. To help developers choose the right security solution based on market requirements, this presentation will explain current security threats and provide an overview of available security technologies, ranging from software that can run on existing platforms to embedded tamper-resistant hardware IP cores. Real-world cases will show how to make smart security decisions that lead to an optimal balance between security, cost and performance.

Taking Smartphone Security to the Next Level
Asaf Ashkenazi, Sr. Director Product Marketing, Cryptography Research, Rambus

The demand for trusted applications on mobile devices is on the rise. As the amount of valuable data housed and communicated across mobile devices continues to grow, the need for robust security solution becomes increasingly important. This presentation will examine the need for a security platform that can address the distribution and authentication of cryptographic keys throughout the lifecycle of a device. From chip management to device personalization to downstream feature provisioning, it is important to create a trusted path from the SoC manufacturing supply chain to downstream service providers with a complete silicon-to-cloud solution.

There will be Q&A and a panel discussion featuring above speakers.

2:30pm-2:50pmBREAK - Sponsored by Synopsys
2:50pm-4:00pmSession 3: Connectivity for Wearables

Wearable devices may include the same types of connectivity--Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS--as smartphones, but their requirements differ. Wearables generally use less data than smartphones and thus can get by with older versions of these protocols. Low cost and low power are paramount in these tiny devices. Moderated by Mike Demler, senior analyst at The Linley Group, this session discusses these specific requirements and how new products are emerging to meet them.

Dude, Where’s My Radio?
Ron Lowman, Strategic Marketing Manager, Synopsys

First-generation wearable architectures often use standalone radio chips for wireless connectivity, delivered through protocols such as Bluetooth. These discrete chips are reliable, low in cost, and pre-certified, but many new solutions encourage integration of the radio into the system-on-chip. This presentation will discuss which vendors are integrating radio functions into their SoCs, the benefits of integration, which types of radio technologies qualify for integration, and how designers can overcome the challenges of RF integration.

The Right Connectivity for Wearable Devices
Fawad Khan, Senior Manager, North America Sales, MediaTek

Choosing the right connectivity options for a wearable device requires careful tradeoffs between data rate, power, and integration. Bluetooth is a popular option because of its low power, but this approach is best for systems that are always tethered to a smartphone. Wearables that include cellular, Wi-Fi and GPS can operate independently while still providing Internet access and location information. This presentation will discuss these tradeoffs and explain how MediaTek uses high integration and low power to simplify the connectivity design.

There will be Q&A and a panel discussion featuring above speakers.

4:00pm-5:30pmReception and Exhibits


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