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Wireless Transmission at up to 60-Gb/s in the 400-GHz Range

Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark, with colleagues from the University of Cambridge and Zhejiang University, moved frontiers of optoelectronic transmission past the 300 GHz range by demonstrating scalable data transmission of Nyquist quadrature phase-shift keying signals at 60 gigabits per second in the 400-gigahertz band.

4G Finns Set Speed Record for 4G Download

Elisa, a Finnish carrier, announced that it had reached 1.9 gigabits per second, using 4G technology from Huawei. The company hopes to offer customers a data package with 1 Gb/s download speeds within “a few years.”

EUMW 19th European Microwave Week (EuMW), London, 3-7 October

The 19th European Microwave Week (EuMW) comes to London’s ExCel convention center 3-7 October 2016, with sessions and exhibitions for microwave, RF, radar and wireless technology. event. See below for affiliated meetings.

EUMW 46th European Microwave Conference (EuMC)

From 3-7 October, after more than 20 years, 46th European Microwave Conference (EuMC) returns to London, UK. The program includes 49 EuMC and 12 joint Technical Sessions, 15 Workshops, 2 Short Courses, 3 Special Sessions, a Special Event, and the Student Challenge.

EUMW 11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC)

The 11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC) meets in London on 3-4 October, featuring original research and novel applications, including GaN devices, RF CMOS/BiCMOS components, novel graphene-based devices, and more.

EUMW 13th European Radar Conference (EuRAD)

The three-day 13th European Radar Conference (EuRAD 2016) during EuMW offers more than 100 papers covering topics that include; MIMO and networked radar, millimetre and THz radar, and multibeam antennas and beamforming networks.

TECHNOLOGY A Field-Programmable Microwave Waveguide

A field-programmable microwave substrate (FPMS) makes possible the novel, low-loss programmable waveguide developed by researchers at Carleton University and the University of Ontario. FPMS waveguides have been implemented on FR4 and low-temperature cofired ceramic and custom-designed CMOS chips.

FABRICATION Making Microwave Circuits Via Embroidery

Directly embroidering conductive threads onto preimpregnated (pre-preg) composites containing epoxy resins produces circuit components, like this prototype ultrawideband amplifier that, after curing at high temperature and pressure, boast conductivity and dispersion properties similar to copper.

LAMC Latin America Microwave Conference, Puerta Vallarta, 12-14 Dec.

The first of a projected series of biennial IEEE MTT-S Latin America Microwave Conferences will convene in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 12-14 December 2016. The meeting is intended to encourage engineering development in Latin America and enhance MTT-S’s role in the region.

TECHNOLOGY THz Spectroscopy for Quality Control of Sugar Beet Seeds

Some 35% to 40% of sugar beet seeds are defective. Culling them to select only the viable seeds for planting is complex and labor-intensive. THz time-domain spectroscopy and a new algorithm can automate the process.

CALL FOR PAPERS ECTC 2017 High-Speed Wireless and Components

The High-Speed, Wireless & Components (HSWC) Committee invites papers for 2017’s ECTC (Electronic Components and Technology Conference). Abstracts are due 5 October 2016, final manuscripts by 24 February 2017, for the 30 May-2 June 2017 meeting in Florida, USA.

WORKSHOP REPORT IEEE Sudan Workshop on 5G Networks

In collaboration with IEEE’s Microwave Theory and Technology Society, Young Professionals, Young Professionals in Microwaves, and the University of Calgary’s iRadio Lab, IEEE Sudan offered a full-day workshop on fifth-generation (5G) networks on 14 February in the DAL Group Excellence Center in Khartoum.

FUTURE MEETINGS In October: Ubiquitous Wireless Broadband; Humanitarian Technology; Compound Semiconductor ICs

The upcoming MTT-S meetings for 2016 include Ubiquitous Wireless Broadband (Nanjing, 5-8 October); Global Humanitarian Technology (Seattle, WA, 13-16 October); Phased Array Systems (Waltham, MA, 18-21 October); Compound Semiconductor ICs (Austin, TX, 23-26 October).


Overcome Interference Challenges Using Real-time Spectrum Analysis (RTSA)

Learn practical strategies to overcome RF and microwave interference challenges using real-time spectrum analysis (RTSA). See why this type of analysis is required to troubleshoot interference in today’s networks with bursty and elusive signals. Download now.

WIPL-D New Products: GPU Cluster and Domain Decomposition Solver (DDS)

GPU Cluster Solver enables High Order full wave analysis up to 1,000,000 unknowns, on 10 nodes in 1 day. DDS resolves multi-scale problems up to 1,000 Lambda on regular desktops.

NEW Instrumentation Amplifier delivering the POWER for EMC HIRF Testing

TMD’s amplifiers operate in the range DC-40 GHz up to 50 kW, offering modular design with improved user interface and maintainability.

  • Advanced self-diagnostics
  • Ethernet Interface
  • Remote management and diagnostics
  • VSWR reflected power protection
  • Plug and play field replaceable power supplies