MicroApps Agenda

Tuesday - October 7, 2014

10:00

EW Radar Multi-Dimensional Waveform Generation and Analysis

Dingqing Lu, Keysight Technologies

10:30

3D Microwave Component Design Using AWR Analyst

Jaakko Juntunen, NI/AWR

11:00

KEYNOTE
Mr. Marchand and his Balun

Dr. Steve C. Cripps, Hywave Associates

 

The ongoing quest for a microwave distributed structure that replicates the action of a centre-tapped transformer at low frequencies has been a long one. Recent interest in using push-pull techniques to implement broadband RF power amplifiers at GHz frequencies has resulted in further rounds of research papers and patents. The vast majority of work on microwave baluns stems from a seminal article by Mr. Marchand, dating from the late 1940s. This talk will review the Marchand balun and its evolution into modern microwave system implementations.

12:00

Extend Your 3D Electromagnetic Horizons With High Performance Computing

Alain Michel, ANSYS

12:30

Filtering Solutions for 4G-LTE IMD Measurements

Rafi Hershtig, K&L Microwave

13:00

Compact Combline Filter for Satellite TT&C Applications With Maximized Breakdown Power Level

Carlos Vicente, AURORASAT

13:30

Single Chip 122 GHz FMCW/CW Radar Sensor in SiGe BiCMOS Technology

Rene Scholz, IHP

14:00

GaN-on-silicon RF & Microwave HEMTs

Douglas Carlson, MACOM

14:30

Addressing the Digital Predistortion (DPD) and Envelope Tracking (ET) Test Requirements of Modern Handset Power Amplifiers

Chris N. White, National Instruments

15:00

Enabling Optimized Performance and Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with Infineon mmWave's Transceiver

Uwe Rüddenklau, Infineon Technologies

15:30

Creating and Analyzing Multi-Emitter Environment Test Signals with COTS Equipment

Greg Jue, Keysight Technologies

16:00

High-Speed Impedance Tuning

Gary Simpson, Maury Microwave

16:30

Wideband 67 GHz Noise Measurement and Modeling

Matthias Beer, Focus Microwaves

Wednesday - October 8, 2014

10:00

New Noise Parameter Measurement, Extraction and Validation Techniques

Gary Simpson, Maury Microwave

10:30

Integrated PIV System

Zacharia Ouardirhi, Focus Microwaves

11:00

User-configurable and Parameterized 3D EM Model Libraries

Jaakko Juntunen, NI/AWR

11:30

GaN-on-silicon Carbide Pallet Amplifier Advantages

Gary Lopes, MACOM

12:00

Simulation of Multi Antenna Radar Systems with Environment Scenarios

Dingqing Lu, Keysight Technologies

12:30

Advancements in Pulser Head Technology to Support Pulsed-IV Measurements of Next-Generation Transistors

Jim Creed, Auriga

13:00

Electrothermal Filter Design

Alain Michel, ANSYS

13:30

AMCAD MHV - The Next Generation of Behavior Modeling

Tony Gasseling, AMCAD Engineering

14:00

Using Wideband Signal Analyzers for Radar Pulse Measurements

Nisha Ganwani, National Instruments

14:30

SPECIAL SESSION
Measurement of the Generalized Scattering Matrix of Overmoded Waveguide Devices

Not Only Waves, Universita Politecnica delle Marche and European Space Agency

 

The aim of this two-hour short course is to show, through a practical measurement session, the main features and applications of a system for the measurement of waveguide devices operating in a multimodal regime. This can be used both for components working over a band wider than one octave, such as low-pass filters and for devices based on either higher-order modes or multimodal waveguides, such as rotary joints, OMTs, and horns.

16:30

NI-AWR Integrated Framework for WLAN 802.11ac

Steve Tucker, NI/AWR

Thursday - October 9, 2014

10:00

EDA PANEL
Design of MMIC/RFIC for Space and E-band Communication Applications is a Complex Task. How Can RF/Microwave EDA Vendors Make it Easier?

Moderator: Dr. Dominic FitzPatrick, PoweRFul Microwave
Panelist: ANSYS, CST, Keysight Technologies, NI/AWR and Sonnet.

 

Microwave Journal, EDI CON 2015, and PoweRFul Microwave coordinate a one-hour round-table panel discussion among leading EDA vendors on how to help designers solve the complex RF/microwave simulation tasks undertaken in the design of MMICs and RFICs for space and other E-band communication applications. Panelists will discuss design entry and project management, process design kits (PDKs), EM simulation/modeling, various types of RF-specific analyses, third-party integration, and the role EDA companies play in providing engineering support and training programs.

11:00

Seamlessly & Efficiently Connect High-frequency Design Software with PCB Tools

Malcolm Edwards, NI/AWR

11:30

Transistor Compact Model Extraction Using IVCAD

Tony Gasseling, AMCAD Engineering

12:00

Impedance Synthesis Algorithms for HAILP

Ahmed Sajjad, Focus Microwaves

12:30

Flexible Digital Modulation Testing for Satellite Regenerative Payloads

Greg Jue, Keysight Technologies

13:00

Interconnects Are Now Color-Coded

Steve Manning, Maury Microwave

13:30

Performing Multi-port S-parameter Measurements in High-volume Production Environments Using a Programmable Vector Signal Transceiver (VST)

Frans Verbeyst, National Instruments

14:00

Pulsed Power Thermal Considerations

Timothy Boles, MACOM

14:30

New Flow for Automation and 3D Electromagnetic Simulation of Chip Spiral Inductor

Alain Michel, ANSYS

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