This fall, the Electronic Design Innovation Conference (EDI CON) USA 2017 comes to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass. EDI CON USA is the only industry event for RF & microwave engineers in the continental U.S. in 2017 and the largest high-speed design conference on the East Coast. The event planning team is putting together another robust technical program this year, as well as a 2-day exhibition of the latest products and tools from leading suppliers to the RF, microwave and high-speed digital industries.

The event begins on Monday, September 11 with an all-day training day (special registration required, free to conference pass holders). Designed to give you in-depth training like you can get nowhere else, the day includes 3-hour short courses on topics including radar, PCB design and power integrity, as well as sponsored tool-specific training sessions from companies such as Teledyne LeCroy. In addition, EDI CON USA’s Diamond Sponsor, Rohde & Schwarz, is hosting a full day of four workshops on Wednesday, September 13.

If you live or work around the Boston area, you can reserve a spot on one of our charter buses to take a stress-free ride in and out of Boston every day of the event. Buses are available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, serving points outside of the city. Seats must be reserved in advance through our registration process. If you will be staying in the city for the event, we have specially-priced hotel room blocks for our attendees. September is a beautiful time to be in Boston. Consider bringing your partner or family. We have arranged partner day trips for Tuesday and Wednesday, including a Boston trolley tour and trip to the JFK Library & Museum, as well as a whale watching tour. You can sign up for these special events at

For those with an interest in high-speed digital applications, we are launching our High-Speed Zone on the show floor, complete with demo pods of some of the latest equipment for SI/PI/EMC/EMI work.  In addition, Eric Bogatin, Signal Integrity Journal editor, is hosting a High-Speed Digital Symposium on Tuesday, September 12. 

On the exhibition floor, the Frequency Matters Theater features informative talks as well as speed training opportunities. These presentations typically provide details on strange and complex applications, state of the art technology, rules of thumb and pitfalls to avoid during the design cycle. While exploring the exhibits, you can drop in and see what others in your field are up to.

Networking opportunities abound this year. On Monday, short course and sponsored training session attendees can enjoy a luncheon and end-of-day reception. On Tuesday, join everyone on the exhibition floor for a Welcome Reception party for dinner. (Tuesday, the exhibition is open until 7 p.m. to accommodate local attendees who wish to come in at the end of the day.) Coffee breaks all three days ensure chances for meetings with other engineers, friends, customers and potential customers.

EDI CON USA is the first industry event in the U.S. to bring together RF, microwave, EMC/EMI and high-speed digital design engineers and system integrators for networking, product demonstrations, trainings and learning opportunities. It celebrates the interaction between analog and digital, what’s similar, what’s different and how we can learn from each other. Got a design challenge? Bring it to EDI CON USA and ask your peers and industry experts about it. Chances are, you will come away with an entirely new perspective on the problem, and some immediate ways to move forward. 

The goal of the conference is to provide actionable information to practicing engineers that they can use today. Plan to spend the day, or spend all three, meet with your peers, colleagues and competition and let’s all work together to advance the state of the art! 

Registration is open now. Take advantage of early bird rates and lock-in your space in the Monday training sessions today! Go to EDI CON USA is organized by Microwave Journal and Signal Integrity Journal. Make sure to stay connected with us on
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