Ulrich L. Rohde

Ulrich L. Rohde


Synergy Microwave Inc.

990 cape Marco Drive, Marco Island, Florida, USA


  • 2016, Microwave Application Award, Past Awardees**
  • Member, TC-10 Signal Generation and Frequency Conversion, Technical Committees**
  • Member, TC-20 HF-VHF-UHF TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS, Technical Committees**
  • Speakers bureau, TC-10 Signal Generation and Frequency Conversion, Technical Committees**


Prof. Dr. Ing. habil Ulrich L. Rohde is a Partner of Rohde & Schwarz, Munich Germany; Chairman of Synergy Microwave Corp., Paterson, New Jersey; President of Communications Consulting Corporation; serving as an honorary member of the Senate of the University of the Armed Forces Munich, Germany honorary member of the Senate of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg, Germany; past member of the Board of Directors of Ansoft Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Rohde is serving as a Professor of Radio-Microwave Frequency Theory and Techniques at several universities worldwide, to name a few : Honorary Professor IIT-Delhi, Honorary Chair Professor IIT-Jammu, Professor at the University or Oradea for microwave technology, a honorary professor at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg University of Technology, and professor at the German Armed Forces University Munich (Technical Informatics ).

Rohde has published 300+ scientific papers, co-authored over dozen books, and over dozens patents; received several awards, to name a few: recipient of 2019 IETE Fellow Award, 2019 IEEE CAS Industrial Pioneer Award; 2017 RCA Life time achievement award, 2017 IEEE-Cady Award, 2017 IEEE AP-S Distinguish achievement award, 2016 IEEE MTT-S Applications Award, 2015 IEEE-Rabi Award, 2015 IEEE Region-1 Award, and 2014 IEEE-Sawyer Award.

Dr. Ulrich Rohde is the recipient of the “2021 Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, also known as the Federal Cross of Merit, is the highest tribute the Federal Republic of Germany can pay to individuals for services to the nation.


The Perfect Universal Receiver: How would it look like today?

Modern HF Receivers must fulfill a variety of requirements e.g. sensitivity, robustness and many others. Key requirements are often directly leading to RF concepts and architectures with their specific advantages and disadvantages. But how would the perfect universal receiver look like today which combines all available technologies into a most modern concept for a software defined receiver approach? As an example we use an HF receiver covering 30KHz to 30MHz, the range can easily be extended to the microwave range.

Is it “IF-Sampling” or “Direct Sampling” or even something else?

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