EDI CON China 2019 Plenary Speakers

Plenary Keynotes

Monday, April 1, 2019, 9:30 – 10:30, Function Hall A (1st Floor)

 

Plenary Keynote Speaker
Steve Sandler, Founder and CTO, Picotest

Steve Sandler

“Power Related Considerations in RF, Microwave and High-Speed Circuits”

As engineers, we are tasked with achieving optimum performance for our RF, microwave and high-speed digital circuits. Yet we often design, simulate, and measure performance without considering the influence the power supply has on these circuits. What does it mean to consider the power supply influence? This discussion looks at the many ways the power supply impacts RF, microwave and high-speed digital systems and explains one of my favorite techniques for simulating, measuring and troubleshooting these complex issues.

Steve Sandler Steve Sandler has been involved with power system engineering for nearly 40 years. The founder and CEO of Picotest.com, a company specializing in instruments and accessories for high-performance power system and distributed system testing, Steve is also the founder of AEi Systems, a company that specializes in worst-case circuit analysis for high-reliability industries. Steve also serves as a member of Signal Integrity Journal’s editorial advisory board.

 

Plenary Keynote Speaker
Roger Nichols, 5G Program Manager Keysight Technologies, Inc.

Roger Nichols

“5G Test & Measurement Technologies for Network Equipment Manufacturers, Chipsets, and Devices”

With the publication of 3GPP release 15, the wireless industry has begun the race toward volume production of 5G equipment, devices, and initial deployments. This presentation surveys the major market trends and challenges ahead and gives an overview of test & measurement solutions.

Roger Nichols has been directing Keysight’s 5G Programs since 2014. His 34 years of engineering and management experience in wireless test and measurement at Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, and Keysight spans roles in manufacturing, R&D, and marketing. He has worked in programs starting with analog cellular radio evolving to 5G and on every standard in between. He spent seven years as the Senior Marketing Director for Keysight’s (Agilent’s) Mobile Broadband Division responsible for the wireless test-sets and systems used in all major design and certification labs as well as manufacturing facilities worldwide. Roger is also responsible for Keysight’s wireless standards strategies and Keysight’s over-the-air development programs. He holds a BSEE from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

 

 

Plenary Keynote Speaker
Alexander Pabst, Vice President Systems and Projects, Rohde & Schwarz

Alexander Pabst

“5G New Radio Test & Measurement Challenges and How to Address Them”

NR, the 5th Generation New Radio communication system is about to trigger the next revolution by including everything and everyone into a global communication grid. The increasing demand of capacity requires the deployment of new spectrum both in the established spectrum (Frequency Range 1 = FR1) as well as in the mmWave range (Frequency Range 2 = FR2), i.e. in the range of 30 GHz and beyond. For FR2, highly adaptive, beamforming antennas are an essential part of the game which comes along with highly challenging over the air (OTA) test and measurement (T&M) needs. But also in FR1 we see much more complex and more densely integrated architectures specifically in base stations that call for new, innovative test methods including OTA. This talk will address the 5G NR OTA challenges and outline solutions for radiated test environments that optimize technical feasibility, test times/duration and investment/maintenance needs. Different geometries and form factors, frequency ranges and environmental conditions will be discussed reflecting the latest developments in the relevant standardization organizations such as 3GPP, CTIA, ETSI, etc.

Alexander Pabst joined Rohde & Schwarz in 1997. Since then he had held several product management positions within the Test & Measurement Division before he became Vice President of the systems group within the Test & Measurement Division in 2014. His international responsibility includes development and integration teams in Singapore and China.