MicroApps Agenda

Tuesday - September 8, 2015

10:00

KEYNOTE
Doherty at Eighty

Dr. Steve C. Cripps, Cardiff University

The Doherty power amplifier (DPA) was originally introduced and described in a paper back in 1936. The DPA continues to evolve, benefitting most notably from the increasing intrusion of digital controls into the synthesis of complex digitally modulated communications signals. For example, the ability for the designer to specify the instantaneous magnitude and phase of both main and auxiliary inputs will have a disruptive impact on traditional DPA design, enabling it to perform a tuning function over extended bandwidths. This talk will chart the re-invention of the DPA during the first decade of mobile communications, and subsequent efforts to improve its Achilles heels: linearity and bandwidth.

11:00

Miniaturized Active Photonic EMC & Signal Integrity Test Probes for Traceable and Non-Perturbing Near-Field Measurements

Beyhan Kochali, SPEAG

11:30

Radio Coverage Mapping in Tunnels and Areas Without GPS Using Software Initiated Trigger for Multiple Instruments

Ferdinand Gerhardes, Anritsu

12:00

Coffee Can Radar Optimized in NI AWR Design Environment

Steve Tucker, AWR Group, NI

12:30

Tunable and Fixed Filtering Solutions Enhance Dynamic Range of Harmonic and IMD Measurements for 4G-LTE Bands

Rafi Hershtig, K&L Microwave

13:00

Composite Circuit Materials Used to Suppress Harmonic Modes in Microstrip Edge Coupled Filters

John Coonrod, Rogers Corporation

13:30

Tuning Filters Using FEST3D

Marco Guglielmi, Technical University of Valencia and Aurora Software and Testing

14:00

Antenna Radiation Pattern and Absolute-Gain Measurements in a Free Space Range Using Anritsu 1-Port VNAs MS46121A

Ferdinand Gerhardes, Anritsu

14:30

Antenna Simulation Challenge in a New Era of Connected Objects

Alain Michel, ANSYS

15:00

Linking Antenna EM Optimization and Matching Circuit Synthesis with Optenni Lab

Jaakko Juntunen, Optenni

15:30

Synchronization Techniques for Phased-Array Radar Systems

Shivansh Chaudhary, National Instruments

16:00

Segmented Capture for Analysis of Long Pulse Sequences for Radar Applications

Kay-Uwe Sander, Rohde & Schwarz

16:30

Next Generation mmW Radar Systems with Integrated Antenna in Package

Reinhard-Wolfgang Jungmaier, Infineon

17:00

Using Vector Network Analysis to Gauge Spacecraft Fuel Levels

Alex Goloschokin, Copper Mountain Technologies

Wednesday - September 9, 2015

10:00

Simplifying Dielectric Materials Measurement With the 14 GHz R140 Analyzer

Alex Goloschokin, Copper Mountain Technologies

10:30

A Phasor RF Near-Field Scanning Technology for SAR Measurement

Benoit Derat, ART-Fi SAS

11:00

SPECIAL SESSION / PANEL
Automotive Radar & ADAS - The Sensors, the Measurement and the Societal Acceptance

Moderator: Holger H. Meinel, Automotive Radar Expert

Radar Sensor Solutions & Market Needs
Martin Kunert, Bosch

Automotive Radar for ADAS
Wolfgang Doerr, Delphi

End of Production Line Measurement, Verification and Calibration
Florian Baumgaertner, Mercedes-Benz

Requirements and Solutions for the Measurement of ADAS Radar Sensors
Wolfgang Wendler, Rohde & Schwarz

Possible "in situ" - Measurements on Automotive Radar Sensors
Matteo Fioravanti, Loccioni

On Trends and Implications of the Widespread Employment of ADAS
Bela Peterson, IAV / Consulting4Drive

12:30

Characterization of Components for 5G Applications

Albert Gleissner, Rohde & Schwarz

13:00

Design Techniques & Challenges for Millimeter Wave Product Design

Amarpal Khanna, National Instruments

13:30

Introducing HFSS Component Model Libraries to Support Product Development and the IoT Design Chain

Alain Michel, ANSYS

14:00

The Fundamentals of RF Inductors and Their Construction Technologies

Hela Ben Htira, Wurth Elektronik eiSos

14:30

Microwave PCB Structure Selection: Microstrip Vs. Grounded Coplanar Waveguide

John Coonrod, Rogers Corporation

15:00

PREPERM - Thermoplastic Materials Optimized for High Frequency Applications

Tuomas Kiikka, PREMIX

15:30

High Precision Pulsed IV System: 1200V, 600V and Modular

Olivier Roy, Focus Microwaves

16:00

Transistor Compact Model Extraction Using IVCAD

Tony Gasseling, AMCAD Engineering

16:30

New Test System for Dielectric and Magnetic Material Characterization of Thin Samples

Ferenc Muranyi, SPEAG

17:00

ShockLine VNA Based Near-Field Antenna Measurement Systems

Ferdinand Gerhardes, Anritsu & Thomas Dallmann, RWT Aachen

Thursday - September 10, 2015

10:00

Fundamentals of Pulsed Power Measurements

Vimal Fernandez, National Instruments

10:30

Automating THz Calibration and Verification Compared With Manual Methods

Gavin Fisher, Cascade Microtech

11:00

Fast, Full - Precision EM Analysis With the Unified - FFT Method

Brian Rautio, Sonnet

11:30

FEKO - Efficiently Solving Microwave and RF Problems with Modern 3D EM Simulation Software

Eddy Jehamy, Altair

12:00

3D EM / Circuit Simulation Interoperability for MMIC, RFIC and RF PCB Design Flows

Alain Michel, ANSYS

12:30

AMCAD EPHD & MHV - Packaged Transistor / Amplifier Behavior Modeling Using IVCAD

Tony Gasseling, AMCAD Engineering

13:00

High Speed Active Load Pull System

Johannes Benedikt, Mesuro / Cardiff University

13:30

Special Considerations When Using VNAs in High Speed Semiconductor Characterization Applications

Alex Goloschokin, Copper Mountain Technologies

14:00

Low Phase Noise Applications: Guidelines, Issues and Solutions

Laurent Adrien, Noise XT

14:30

Rapid - Compact and Cost Effective Solution for Device Characterization With Modulated Signal

Tudor Williams, Mesuro / Focus Microwaves

15:00

STAN Tool - Detecting and Avoiding Odd Mode Oscillations in Combined Amplifiers

Stephane Dellier, AMCAD Engineering

15:30

PCB Fabrication Influences on Microwave Performance

John Coonrod, Rogers Corporation


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