Pat Hindle, MWJ Editor

Innovations in Smart Fabrics

Advanced Functional Fabrics of America Opens

Smart clothing is emerging as a very interesting application for IoT. Last week, the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) opened in Cambridge, MA near the MIT campus.

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Qualcomm Evaluates Drones on LTE Networks

Qualcomm engineers have recently completed initial testing of drones on commercial 4G LTE networks at the Qualcomm UAS Flight Center in San Diego. They evaluated key performance indicators (KPIs) such as coverage, signal strength, throughput, latency, and mobility under various scenarios on commercial LTE networks.

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Richard Mumford, MWJ International Editor

Gary Lerude

Gary Lerude, MWJ Technical Editor

Weekly Report

For the week ending June 23, 2017
A weekly summary of company, product, market and technology news for busy people.
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Weekly Report

For the week ending June 16, 2017
A weekly summary of company, product, market and technology news for busy people.
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Weekly Report

For the week ending June 9, 2017
A weekly summary of company, product, market and technology news for busy people.
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Janine Sullivan Love

Janine Sullivan Love, Events Director and Contributing Editor

MWJ Editors Lead Expert Panels on 5G at EDI CON CHINA

Panelists set to debate the latest in 5G technologies and RF PA design
This is the fifth year for EDI CON CHINA, and intrepid Microwave Journal editors, Patrick Hindle and Gary Lerude, will be leading panels addressing the evolution of wireless infrastructure networks from LTE to 5G. (Lerude will also be leading a panel on the range of market applications for GaN,during a workshop sponsored by Richardson RFPD on Wednesday afternoon at 14:50.)
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Profiles in Innovation: Tom Sikina, Raytheon Co.

Innovation is a major focal point at EDI CON USA 2016, which will bring together industry leaders to discuss creative ways to address today’s engineering challenges in RF, microwave, and high-speed digital design. Tom Sikina, principal engineering fellow at Raytheon Co. will be giving the plenary keynote this year, “Innovation in Phased Arrays; Past, Present, and Future” on Tuesday, September 20th. In advance of Tom’s talk, I thought it might be interesting to get to know him better, so I asked him to help kick off our Profiles in Innovation series.

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EDI CON 2016 Opportunities Abound

This year marks the first that we are running two EDI CON conferences: EDI CON China on April 19-21 in Beijing and the new EDI CON USA on September 20-22 in Boston, MA. Both conferences include an exhibition, keynotes, technical conference sessions, workshops, networking, and training opportunities.

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Low Power IoT

Open cellular standards will drive ‘massive IoT’ uptake

Several technologies are vying for a slice of the LPWAN sector that will underpin the IoT, but only low power LTE promises to support rapid mass deployment

The Internet of Things (IoT) will require several wireless technologies if it’s to meet its potential. For example, Bluetooth low energy or IEEE 802.15.4 are good choices for battery-powered sensors sending data to the Cloud via a building’s Local Area Network (LAN). But for sensors that are constantly moving, or are remote from a LAN, short-range wireless technologies run into problems.

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5G and Beyond - National Instruments

The Latest from the 3GPP Workshop on 5G in Vienna

In early December, I attended the 3GPP RAN#74 TSG meeting in Vienna, Austria. This was the last plenary meeting before the official 5G work item (WI) kicks off at the 5G RAN #75 meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia in March. The 3GPP membership has poured a lot of investment into the study of new technologies and methods to meet the 5G architecture requirements, and with the first big milestone just three short months away, here are a few high level takeaways from the 3GPP Workshop covering 5G.

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Brent Dietz

Brent's Musings

Survive the Wave of 5G Hype

How to surf the 5G wave in Hawaii

The waves surrounding Hawaii next week may be dwarfed by the tsunami of hype about 5G expounded at the International Microwave Symposium. Worried that you might get swept out to sea, Qorvo's Brent Dietz offers this cautionary perspective.

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Jaime Leger

Welcome to EDI CON USA!

The first-ever Electronic Design Innovation Conference (EDI CON USA), sponsored by Microwave Journal, is just about here! For those planning to attend the show at the Hynes Convention Center in the heart of Boston, between the technical conference sessions and the exhibition hall you can expect a lot of industry presence and activities to fill your time. Boston Awaits You!

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Make The New Year One To Remember

It is that time of year, at the start of a new year, to take stock of our time: our past, present, and future. Without becoming too philosophical, the break that many individuals and their companies take during the year-end holidays and into the New Year gives most people pause to think about their lives, whether they are goal-oriented or simply trying to figure out where they are in life and in their professions.

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ROG Blog

Finish Makes a Difference in Final PCB Performance

The impact of final surface finish on circuit loss will depend not only on the type of surface finish but on the thickness of the substrate material and the type of transmission-line technology, such as microstrip or grounded coplanar waveguide (GCPW). This posting will describe some of the effects of various finishes.

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Paving the Way for 5G Wireless Networks

For circuit designers, one challenge will be in knowing where to start, which means, for millimeter-wave frequencies, knowing what types of printed-circuit-board (PCB) material characteristics are the most important at higher frequencies.

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Working Through Woven Glass Weaves

Woven glass is incorporated into printed-circuit-board (PCB) materials to provide structural strength. It aids the mechanical stability of a laminate, but what does it do to its electrical behavior? One of the classic concerns regarding woven glass reinforced laminate PCBs is that the “glass weave effect” can have negative impact on the electrical performance of high-speed or high-frequency circuits fabricated on these laminates. In this blog, we examine some of the factors affecting the glass weave effect phenomenon.

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