|Date: February 2-4, 1998
Location: Kauai, Hawaii
SBS-IF Kauai Conference and Interoperability Workshop
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"Notebook OEM expectations for the SBS technology" by Sadao Fukatsu, Fujitsu Personal Systems (218 KB)
"Smart Battery System Overview" by Francis Truntzer, Intel Corporation (51 KB)
"SBS-IF, Organization, Procedures, Legal Aspects" by Francis Truntzer, Intel Corporation (57 KB)
"Forecasting the Explosion of the Smart Battery Market" by Jeffrey Sheppard, Darnell Group (36 KB)
"The Role of SBS and SMBus in the Future of PC Mobile Platforms" by Matt Fruin and Francis Truntzer, Intel Corporation (34 KB)
"System Safety & Reliability Issues in SBS Implementations" by David Heacock, Benchmarq Microelectronics (126 KB)
"SMBus in Action" by John Milios, USAR Systems (152 KB)
"Smart Battery Implementations" by Robert Dunstan, Intel Corporation (76 KB)
"Importance of Full SBData Implementation" by Dan Friel, PowerSmart (31 KB)
"Safety and Reliability of Lithium-ion Smart Battery Packs" by Paul Craig, Moli Energy (215 KB)
"The Li-Ion Smart Battery Challenges" by Marty Brown, Motorola SPS (92 KB)
"Smart Charger Implementation Examples & Architectures" by Dale Stolitzka, National Semiconductors (65 KB)
"Smart Charger & Smart Selector Implementation & Safety Issues" by Dave Freeman, Benchmarq Microelectronics (268 KB)
"Smart Charger & Selector Safety" by James Huang, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (38 KB)
"Standardization in Handhelds: Benefits for Users, OEMs, Battery & IC Suppliers" by Michael Mattera, PowerSmart (18 KB)
"Handheld Data-set Specification Proposal" by Dale Stolitzka, National Semiconductor (57 KB)
"Issues in the Battery-Host Physical Layer-Proposals and Issues to consider" by Dan Friel, PowerSmart
"ACPI Smart Battery System Overview" by Matt Fruin, Intel Corporation (77 KB)
"EC/PIIX-4 Architecture in ACPI Systems" by Phil Mummah, Intel Corporation (36 KB)
"Embedded Controller in an SBS Enabled System. APM and ACPI" by Aleksandr Frid, Phoenix Technologies (77 KB)
"Designing an ACPI/SBS Laptop" by Derek Sip, Hitachi PC Corporation (47 KB)
"ACPI in Win 98 and NT 5.0" by Phil Mummah, Intel Corporation (81 KB)
"Power Management Policy and Implementations" by Phil Mummah, Intel Corporation (28 KB)
"ACPI Hardware & Software Compatibility Tools" by Phil Mummah, Intel Corporation
"Smart Battery Validation ...an OEM Story..." by Chang Hum Lee, Samsung Electronics (117 KB)
"Smart Battery Compliance Testing" by Robert Dunstan, Intel Corporation (139 KB)
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|Schedule at at Glance:|
|Sunday, February 1|
|12:30PM-5:30PM ? Golf Tournament. Sponsor: USAR Systems.|
|7:00PM-9:00PM ? Cocktail Reception.
Hosted by USAR.
Welcome note, John Milios, President, USAR
|Monday, February 2|
|8:00AM-9:00AM ? Breakfast & Conference Registration|
|9:00AM-9:30AM ? Keynote Address
"Notebook OEM Expectations for SBS Technology", Sadao Fukatsu, Director, Systems Architecture, PC Technology & Support Center of Fujitsu, Fujitsu Personal Systems
|9:30AM-10:00 AM - General
"Overview of the SB System", Francis Truntzer, Intel
10:00AM-10:15AM ? Conference Logistics
Basic SBS Methodology
Details basic SBS concepts from battery to charge system and selector. Provides basic implementation architecture examples showing host and SMBus interface.
Smart Battery in Hand-Helds
Overviews new protocols and physical layers for Smart Batteries in cellular and handheld appliances
|10:15 AM-10:45AM ? Track
Moderator: William Smith, Maxim
|10:15AM-10:45AM ? Track
Moderator: Ellen Gooch, USAR
|10:45AM-11:00AM ? Break|
|11:00AM-12:00PM ? Track One,
|11:00AM-12:00PM ? Track Two,
|12:00PM-1:30PM ? Lunch and
"Legal Frame and Benefits of Joining the SBS-IF", Francis Truntzer, Intel
ACPI & SBS/SMBus
Details interaction between SMBus and ACPI in the upcoming Windows release. Overviews driver issues, data requirements and control issue for battery information and charger control.
|1:30PM-3:00PM ? Track One,
Section C, SBS Battery
Moderator: Eric Sledge, Energizer
|1:30PM-3:00PM ? Track Three,
Section A, ACPI & SMBus
Moderator: Rusty Schafer, Intel
|3:00PM-3:15PM ? Break|
|3:15PM-5:00PM ? Track One,
Section C1, SBS Battery
Moderator: Aakar Patel, PolyStor
|3:15PM-5:00PM ? Track Three,
Section B, Power Management
Moderator: Tracy Muniz, Phoenix
|5:00PM-6:00PM ? Product Showcase & Company Announcements|
|Tuesday, February 3|
|7:30AM-8:30AM ? Continental Breakfast|
|8:30AM-9:00AM ? General Address
"The Role of SBS and SMBus in the future of PC Mobile Platforms", Matt Fruin, Intel
|9:00AM-10:00AM ? Track One,
Section D, SBS Charger & Selector
Moderator: Jack Shyr, O2 Micro
|9:00AM-10:00AM ? Track Three,
Section C, ACPI & The Laptop
Moderator: Francis Truntzer, Intel
|10:00AM-10:15AM ? Break|
|10:15AM-11:00AM ? Track One, Section
|10:15AM-11:00AM ? Track Three,
Section C continued
Seminar: ACPI Hardware & Software
Tools, Phil Mummah, Intel
|11:00AM-11:30AM ? "Rules for Interoperability Testing", Bob Dunstan, Intel|
|11:30AM-1:00PM ? Beach Lunch
Sponsor: National Semiconductor
Open to all Conference attendees.
|1:00PM-2:30PM ? Compatibility /
Testing Working Group General Session
|2:30PM-2:45PM ? Break|
|2:45PM-4:15PM ? ACPI Compatibility Workshop||2:45PM-4:15PM ? Handheld Battery Working Group|
|4:15PM-6:00PM ? SMBus Working Group, Thermal Sensor Working Group, Flat Panel Digital Controls WG||4:15PM-6:00PM ? Chargers Working Group|
|6:00PM-8:00PM ? Q&A on SMBus Implementations: "Hors dfoeuvres with the
|Wednesday, February 4|
|7:30AM-8:30AM ? Continental Breakfast|
8:30AM-9:00AM ? "Forcasting the Explosion of the Smart Battery Market", Jeff Shepard, Publisher, Darnell Group
9:00AM-9:30AM ? Demonstration of Windows 98 and Win NT 5.0 with SBS Support
9:30AM-10:00AM - Directions for the Next Major Release of the SBS Specifications, Francis Truntzer, Intel
|10:00AM-10:15AM ? Break|
|10:15PM-11:00AM ? Workgroup updates and Industry Comments|
|11:00AM ? Lunch-box buffet. Interoperability continues during lunch hour|
|11:00AM-8:00PM ? Interoperability Testing|
|* This is a working group session. These session will be
open to non SBS IF members for this Conference only.
Rules: All Interoperability Workshop participants will be asked to sign an Interoperability Workshop Agreement (Non-Disclosure Agreement -- NDA) to ensure non-disclosure of individual product information in an open environment. If your company has already completed an NDA for a prior PlugFest, you do not need to complete another one. Conference-only participants do not need to fill out this form.
Attendance at working group sessions is open to all conference participants. However, we do encourage all companies represented at the Interoperability Worksop to join this Forum.
Event Chair: John Milios, USAR Systems
Basic SBS Methodology
"Overview of the SB System", Francis Truntzer, Intel
Details basic SBS concepts from battery to charge system and selector. Provides basic implementation architecture examples showing host and SMBus interface. Explains the importance of adhering to the specifications and the impact of deviations on the whole system.
"System Safety & Reliability Issues in SBS Implementations", Dave Heacock, Benchmarq
Illustrates the SBS from the system safety point of view. Highlights areas that are critical for the system integrity and safety. Shows redundancy in safety related failures. Points to common pitfalls in poor or non-compatible implementations
SECTION B: SMBus
"SMBus as the SBS and System Control Bus", John Milios, USAR Systems
Presents the role of SMBus as the SBS and system control bus. Systems with Multiple SMBus branches. Other types of devices that can reside on SMBus. Process of assigning SMBus addresses. Highlights the most important parameters of the SMBus specification. Shows the effect of each parameter on system reliability and performance. Presents the compatibility checklist.
"Tools & Platforms for SBS Component Testing"
Presents the software and hardware tools available for SBS component testing. Outlines what is tested and what is not, as well as the methods used for testing. Lists different platforms that can be used for testing SBS components (Trajan, ISA boards, Adapters, etc.).
SECTION C: Smart Battery
"Smart Battery Implementations", Bob Dunstan, Intel
Whatfs inside a Smart Battery. Common and chemistry dependent architectural elements. Methods to meet the SB specifications. Design choices that affect performance and reliability.
"The Importance of the SB Data Set Full Implementation", Dan Friel, Duracell
Goes through the SBDS specifications and highlights the importance of complying with each part of the specification. Discussion on implementation issues and the effect on the cost of the system.
"The LiIon Smart Battery Challenges", Marty Brown, Motorola
Presents the unique challenges that have to be met when designing a LiIon Smart Battery pack. Addresses safety and performance issues. Advantages and disadvantages of cell balancing.
"Safety & Reliability Issues in SB Packs", Paul Craig, MOLI
ESD, full discharge data protection, firmware and hardware failures, hardware redundancy, testing. Calibration and other production issues.
SECTION C: SC and SS
"Smart Charger & Selector Implementation & Safety Issues", Dave Freeman, Benchmarq
Building blocks of SS and SC system. Level 2 & 3 differences. Parallel charge and discharge. How smart and how dumb the SC and SS can be.
"Smart Chargers & Selectors Safety", James Huang, Mitsubishi
Safety from the chargerfs point of view. Selector control for charging. Internal charger status.
SECTION D: SBS Architectures
"Charger-Selector Implementations", Dale Stolitzka, NSC
Charger as part of the SMC. Stand-alone SBC and SBC/Selector. SBC using a uC possibly integrating the selector function. Unsafe alternatives?why did we eliminate the Level 0 charger Internal charge controllers?what does the bit mean, when should it be used?
Smart Battery for Handhelds
"Handheld Requirements from the Battery Subsystem", Tony Fadell, Philips Mobile Computing Group
This paper represents an OEMfs perspective for requirements of a Battery-Host data standard for handheld appliances, handheld computers and wireless devices.
"Standardization in Handhelds: Benefits for Users, OEMs, Battery & IC suppliers" Mike Mattera, PowerSmart
There are many product and cost benefits that accrue from data standards. Do they apply in the case of handheld devices? The paper delves into these questions and highlights how the standardization process might proceed from this point forward.
"Proposal for a Battery Data Set Specification and Recent Alternatives," Dale Stolitzka, National Semiconductor Corp.
The version 0.6 Handheld Battery Data Set Specification is presented here. Also, recent protocol announcements and options will be considered, such as, BODIP and other alternatives
"Issues in the Battery-Host Physical Layer?Proposals and Issues to Consider," Dan Friel, Powersmart, Inc.
The physical layer in a handheld device is a major cost-driver. If the physical layer is chosen with due diligence, any standardization process becomes easier. This paper reviews current bus alternatives under consideration by this working group.
"Forum Discussion of the Handheld Working Group and Referendum," Moderated by Dale Stolitzka, National Semiconductor
This forum presents the SBS timeline for a Handheld Data Standard adoption. The forum consists of discussing the working group ground rules and ends with a non-binding referendum vote of the alternatives discussed earlier in the session.
SBS/SMBus and ACPI
"An ACPI Smart Battery System Overview", Matt Fruin, Intel
Presents an overview of the ACPI specifications related to the Smart Battery System. Identifies H/W necessary to comply, as well as h/w that can be emulated. Presents the basic differences between a CM and a Smart Battery and highlights the advantages of the latter.
"Chip-set & Embedded Controller Architectures in ACPI Systems", Phil Mummah, Intel
This paper will present the required features in ACPI compliant chip-sets, and common characteristics of ACPI compliant Embedded Controllers.
"The role of the ACPI EC in an SBS Enabled System", Aleksandr Frid, Phoenix Technologies
Relevant specifications and implementation alternatives for the EC. Benefits, drawbacks and limitations for each implementation. Emphasis will be placed on the interface with BIOS and OS both in a dual APM/ACPI and a pure ACPI environment.
"Designing an ACPI/SBS Laptop", Derick Sip, Director, Principal Architect, Hitachi
The process of integrating the SBS technology into a laptop product, the problems they faced, how they solved them, the driver issues, performance, and what they further expect from this technology. Focus will be on power management/OS related issues.
"ACPI in Win 98 and Win NT 5.0", Phil Mummah, Intel
Microsoftfs plan on SBS support in future releases of their operating systems. Interim support plans. What OEMs and SBS component manufacturers need to know.
"Power Management Policies & Implementation Details", Phil Mummah, Intel
A detailed look and hands-on approach on power management policies, alarm settings, determination of remaining time, and the battery user interface. Whofs doing what and how to accomplish it.
"ACPI Hardware Compatibility Tools", Phil Mummah, Intel
Tools for determining compatibility.
Last Modified January 21, 1998
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