A new kind of technical conference and trade show, developed for and by the
high-frequency/high-speed electronics industry and Microwave Journal China.
These sessions feature presentations from a panel of experts followed by a joint question and answer session with audience members. Each session will include panelists recognized for their expertise in their respective fields. Each panelist will give a 10 to 15 minute presentation (depending on forum length) on the challenges and potential solutions impacting a specific technology or application.
Panel themes mirror the tracks of the technical sessions with an emphasis on Design, measurement/simulation/modeling and system engineering. The current panel sessions include:
The GaN Panel
Sponsored by Freescale Semiconductor and Richardson RFPD
Gallium Nitride HEMT devices are increasingly being used in high power RF amplifier applications due to this semiconductor’s exceptional high power, high efficiency and wide bandwidth performance. Technologists from leading GaN Device manufacturers will discuss the state-of-the-art for GaN, which applications are best suited for the technology and what RF/microwave engineers need to know in order to implement GaN successfully into their own designs.
The Connectivity Forum
Sponsored by MITRON, Sanetronic, Times Microwave
Connector systems allow high speed digital, RF and microwave signals to flow with minimal disruption and insertion loss through the modular electronic building blocks of today’s communication, avionics, EW, radar, measurement, medical and industrial high frequency systems. In addition to addressing electrical performance, system integrators require products that provide reliable and repeatable mechanical connections for all types of hostile operating environments and applications. As modules and system technologies continue to evolve, so too does the state of interconnect technology. This half day series of presentations and panel discussions looks at the state-of-the-art in connector/cable technology, understanding connector construction and performance and other considerations for determining the appropriate interconnect for a given application.
Spirent Panel: The Changing Face of Testing: Moving from Conducted to OTA
This panel will be led by Spirent and will include three additional industry participants representing various aspects of the wireless ecosystem specific to the Asia market. Spirent and the other panelists will share their perspectives on the need for Over-The-Air (OTA) test methodologies as a means to achieve a complete picture of real-world performance for mobile devices and base stations.
This discussion will consider both Multiple-In-Multiple-Out (MIMO) and Assisted Global Navigation Satellite System (A-GNSS) OTA test requirements. When paired with beamforming technology, MIMO offers the ability to deliver higher data rates, greater coverage, and lower operational costs. These technologies, however, present increased complexity in RF testing of base stations and mobile device receivers making MIMO OTA testing more critical than ever before.
Equally compelling is the significant role A-GNSS technology plays in enabling the next-generation Location-Based Services (LBS), resulting in a vital need to accurately quantify and benchmark the performance of A-GNSS via OTA testing. A key objective of this panel session is to clearly illustrate the pre-commercial benefits of testing per the CTIA standards for radiated OTA performance, in addition to the 3GPP industry standards for conducted minimum performance.
This Expert Forum includes panelists from Spirent Communications, ETS-Lindgren, Bluetest and the China Academy of Telecommunication Research - Telecommunication Metrology Center
Workshops provide an one-hour long forum from industry practitioners to share their recent research and development experiences/results on specific challenging and emerging topics related to high frequency/high speed electronic design. Workshops bring experts together to explore a narrow theme of high interest in depth. Introductory material may be included to educate non-experts. These session will be structured and moderated by the organizer so that the audience is actively engaged, resulting in a high level of interaction between the speakers and the attendees. These sessions can be organized around a single presenter or group of speakers discussing a common topic.
Workshops are an interactive experience, allowing extra time for audience questions and participation. In addition to audience Q&A, workshops may include demonstrations and opportunities to work with design software and/or measurement equipment. Workshops offer practical, real world examples of today’s engineering design challenges and the solutions being developed by industry leaders.
Tutorials are a form of short course, presenting information on fundamental engineering/design theory, new technologies and techniques. Tutorial or review material may be provided by the organizers to assist the attendees with less knowledge of the subject. As an educational workshop, time devoted to participation may be reduced from that allotted for workshops although interaction is still encouraged. Tutorials may also include demonstrations and opportunities to work with design software and/or measurement equipment. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions, design issues, and design hints that they would like to share with the instructors during the Q&A period per the discretion of the tutorial organizer.