5G to 6G Forum

Innovations, Challenges, and Roadmap – An Electronics Perspective

Thursday 21st September 2023
08:45 – 18:20
Room: Alpha 5

Chair: Norman Franchi (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
Co-Chair: Robert Weigel (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), Andreas Müller (Bosch, Germany)

The 5G to 6G Forum will be held on September 21, 2023, and it is a one-day international industry forum that deep dives into the main important research and development trends that will permit the evolution of services from 5G to 6G with a clear focus on the radio frequency technologies that will enable the use of, e.g., the FR3, millimeter-wave, and sub-THz bands. The Forum consists of a full-day session with invited speakers from industry, operators, vendors, academia, and the 6G Platform Germany.

The forum will specifically focus on electronics-relevant technologies (e.g., analog and digital chip design, RF technology, semiconductor technology, antennas, embedded systems, packaging, test systems, etc.) and will thus address the question “What do 5G/6G and the transition from 5G to 6G mean at the hardware/electronics level?”. The focus covers also aspects and technologies related to the integration of communications and sensing as well as aspects to improve coverage and performance of millimeter-wave and sub-THz networks. The presence of leading operators and 5G leading vendors together with academia will permit setting the scene in terms of requirements, long-term vision, and most important research trends.


08:45 – 09:00 Welcome by the Chairmen
Norman Franchi, Robert Weigel, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg | Andreas Müller, Robert Bosch
09:00 – 09:30 Metaverse Ready Networks and Path to 6G
Volker Ziegler, Senior Technology Advisor, Nokia
09:30 – 09:45 MOCZ: A Novel Waveform for ISAC
Philipp Walk, CEO, MOXZ
09:45 – 10:15 Secure 6G Campus Networks with Integrated Sensing
Ivan Tsvelykh, Lead Principal Engineer, Infineon Technologies
10:15 – 10:40 Towards 6G: Greener MIMO Through Improved Efficiency
Wim Rouwet, Senior Principal Engineer, Systems and Architecture, Secure Connected Edge, NXP Semiconductors
10:40 – 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 – 11:45 Open6GHub Germany – An Open Hardware Testbed for 6G Addressing Sub-6 GHz to THz Spectrum
Thomas Zwick, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | Norman Franchi, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
11:45 – 12:15 Millimeter-Wave and sub-THz Technology and Research Trends for 5G and 6G Applications
Renato Lombardi, President of Huawei Italy Research Center, VP of Microwave Product Line, Huawei Technologies
12:15 – 12:30 RF-Frontends: Array and MMIC Design for 5G and 6G
Ulrich Lewark, Team Leader, IMST
12:30 – 13:00 6G – Connecting a Cyber-Physical World
Jonas Hansryd, Head of HW Transport Systems, Ericsson
13:00 – 14:20 Interactive Lunch
(Free lunch boxes)
14:20 – 14:40 6G-RIC – Energy-Efficiency 6G Transceiver Architectures, Building Blocks, and Hybrid Integration Concepts at D-Band and 300 GHz
Friedel Gerfers, Technical University of Berlin
14:40 – 14:55 Microwave Photonics for 6G Wireless
Andreas Stöhr, Founder and CEO, Microwave Photonics
14:55 – 15:10 The Start-Up Way from University to Industry for Future Wireless Communications and RADAR Systems
Benedict Scheiner, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Sykno
15:10 – 15:45 Towards 6G: The T&M Perspective from THz Communications to RIS
Taro Eichler, Technology Manager, Rohde & Schwarz
15:45 – 16:00 Enhancing Silicon Photonics Through Engineered Organic Materials
Adrian Mertens, CEO, SilOriX
16:00 – 16:40 Coffee Break
16:40 – 17:10 Enabler of New Features for Cooperative Perception
Soheil Gherekhloo, Robert Bosch GmbH
17:10 – 17:25 Next Generation Data Converters for 5/6G Communications & Radar Platforms
Marcel Runge, Co-Founder & Managing Director, IC4X
17:25 – 18:00 Private 5G Networks in the Industry – Implications for the Future
Daniel Mai, Director of Industrial Wireless Communication, Siemens AG
18:00 – 18:20 Conclusions and Closing
Norman Franchi, Chairman, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

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