Long-Range WiFi

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 at 6:30 PM

TI Auditorium


6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM Talks
8:00 - 8:30 PM Panel Session
8:30 - 8:45 PM Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment

Chair: Firouz Behnamfar
Organizer: Firouz Behnamfar

Speaker: Eldad Perahia

Bio: Dr. Eldad Perahia is a Wireless Platform Architect in Intel’s Internet of Things Group. Prior to that, he was in the standards group as the physical layer lead in IEEE 802.11. He was engaged in the new High Efficiency WLANs (802.11ax) activity, Sub 1 GHz License Exempt Operation (802.11ah), and regulatory affairs. He was actively involved in the 802.11ac task group since its inception. Eldad was the 802.11ac Coexistence Ad Hoc co-chair. Eldad was also the 802.11ad (60 GHz) chair, and was the 802.11aj vice-chair (mmWave in China). Prior to that, he was the chair of the 802.11 Very High Throughput Study Group that launched 802.11ac and 802.11ad. He was also the 802.11n Coexistence Ad Hoc chair. Eldad is the co-author of “Next Generation Wireless LANs: 802.11n and 802.11ac”, published by Cambridge in 2013. He has twenty five patents, and numerous papers and patent filings in various areas of wireless including WLAN, millimeter wave technology, satellite communications, cellular, and radar. Eldad has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in electrical engineering specializing in digital radio.

Title: Enabling Wi-Fi Internet of Things with 802.11ah Technology

Abstract: IEEE 802.11ah technology enables internet of things, cellular offload, and social networking that require long range and low power Wi-Fi. The evolution of 802.11 has been towards higher data rates which typically results in decreasing range and increasing power consumption. With 802.11ah, the 802.11 community is developing technology specifically targeting longer range and lower power consumption. This presentation will address the physical layer (PHY) and medium access control layer (MAC) modifications and enhancements to address this new market. Key PHY features include extended range support with narrower bandwidth modes, modified waveform for high Doppler environment, and modified clear channel assessment rules. Key MAC features include reduced contention and channel access time with pseudo-scheduling and grouping stations, reduced transmit and receive time, and increased standby time.

Speaker: Rolf De Vegt

Bio: Rolf de Vegt has been an actively involved in the Wi-Fi industry since its infancy.
After earning a Masters Degree from Twente University in the Netherlands, Mr. de Vegt entered a career in Management Consulting in the High Tech and Telecommunications Industry. In 2001, he Co-Founded Airgo Networks Inc. a start-up company based in Palo Alto CA; the first company to successfully commercialize MIMO technology for the WLAN market. Airgo was acquired by Qualcomm, in December 2006. He is currently a Senior Director in Qualcomm’s connectivity semiconductor business, where he is responsible for Qualcomm’s involvement in IEEE802.11 and overall standards coordination across Connectivity Technologies.

Over the years he has chaired a number of Marketing Task Groups in the Wi-Fi Alliance and currently chairs a group that is defining the program for devices that implement the IEEE 802.11ah (Sub 1 GHz, extended range, IoT focused) standard as well as the group responsible for defining the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ ac program. He also serves on the Wi-Fi Alliance Board of Directors.

Title: IEEE802.11ah, Benefits and Use Cases

Abstract: This talk will cover end-user benefits, target markets, use cases, target devices and regulatory aspects of 802.11ah technology.