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Miniature mmWave Sensor for High-Accuracy Measurement

A highly miniaturized, commercially available millimeter wave radar sensor working in the 121 to 127 GHz range can achieve distance measurements accurate to within ±6 micrometers over a measurement distance of 35 mm. On-chip radar circuitry and external antennas are integrated into an 8 mm x 8 mm, quad flat, no-leads package mounted on a low-cost baseband board.

LAST CALL Catch the Wave at IMS2017, Honolulu, 4-9 June

IMS celebrates its 60th year in Honolulu, HI, June 4-9, with a near-record number of papers, more than 450 exhibitors, and new events like the IEEE 5G Summit, Three Minute Thesis, Hackathon, Exhibitor Workshops, and Sales Rep Program.

5G FOCUS Coexisting With Fixed Stations at 28 and 70 GHz

A study of potential interference of 5G signals with Fixed-Satellite Services and Fixed Services in the 27.5-28.35 GHz (28 GHz) and 71-76 GHz (70 GHz) bands, with recommendations for minimum separations and techniques to suppress interference.

IMS 2017 Schulzrinne, Tong To Deliver Keynotes on 5G

IMS 2017’s June 2 plenary keynotes in Honolulu will be delivered by Columbia University’s CTO, Prof. Henning Schulzrinne (“5G: Enabled by Technology, With Public Policy Assist”), and Huawei’s Wireless Network CTO, Dr. Wen Tong (“5G: The New Radio Technology Connecting Everything”).

5G Twisting Waves at RF Frequencies

Introducing orbital angular momentum (OAM) in RF signals can boost data rates. By twisting beams, multiple orthogonal modes can travel along the same wireless channel on the same frequency.

IMS 2017 Young Professionals Panel and Networking Event

The IMS 2017 steering committee urges young professionals to catch the career wave and attend this diverse panel, whose members will help attendees choose the next stepping stones in their career paths.

CONVERSION Curing Carbon Composite in a Household Microwave

Simulations, vacuum ports, connectors, and fiber optic thermocouples help convert a domestic microwave oven into a low-cost option for controlled curing of composites, as demonstrated on an eight-ply prepreg laminate.

THZ SPECTROSCOPY Measuring Multiphase Fractions in the Oil Patch

Terahertz spectroscopy is used to assess the electromagnetic properties of materials found in oil and gas fields, including absorbance, transmittance, and refractivity of crude oil, water, solid contaminants, alone and in mixtures.

COMING UP Wireless Power, Microwave Bio, Modeling and Optimization

Upcoming MTT-S-sponsored meetings include the International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2017, Honolulu, 4-9 June) running with Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC, 4-6 June) and ARFTG Micrwowaves Measurement (9 June).


Advanced WIPL-D EM Solver with Support for Arbitrary Number of GPUs

The new GPU parallelization algorithm increases efficiency of multi-GPU computations, and supports an arbitrary number of GPUs. It is implemented in all phases of EM simulation, resulting in maximum speed-up.

Sponsored Content

COMSOL Multiphysics and COMSOL Server, Version 5.3

COMSOL released its latest COMSOL Multiphysics and COMSOL Server simulation software. Version 5.3 provides simulation specialists with notable performance improvements and powerful app design and deployment capabilities with new modeling and development tools, solvers, and user-driven features. In many cases, users will experience a speedup of ten times or more in software responsiveness, such as in preprocessing tasks for handling models with several thousand boundaries and domains.

Have Something to Share With MTT-S Colleagues?

Members of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society who want to share information about events, conferences, contests, publications, or other topics of interest to MTT-S colleagues are invited to e-mail Newsletter Working Group chair Xun Gong (xun.gong@ucf.edu) and newsletter editor Douglas McCormick (douglas.mccormick.us@ieee.org).

IEEE MTT-S Webinar

Gallium Nitride Power MMICs, Fact and Fiction

12:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Speaker: Charles Campbell, Engineering Senior Fellow,
Defense Products Division, Qorvo
Moderator: Michael C. Hamilton, Auburn University