Exciting new developments are in store for EDI CON China in 2016, the Chinese year of the monkey. Key partnerships with industry leading events EMC China, sponsored by the China Electrotechnical Society (CES), and the China Radar Industry Association (CRIA) conference will greatly expand the overall technical program and audience. Both events will co-locate their conferences at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing, April 19-21, 2016, forming a powerhouse event that is the largest high frequency/high speed design conference and exhibition in Beijing. EDI CON China aims to bring together the smartest minds in the industry while fulfilling the attributes of the monkey in Chinese culture — intelligence and power.

The China Electrotechnical Society’s Electromagnetic Technology Conference & Exhibition (EMC China) is a natural extension of the EDI CON China event that already covers EMC/EMI topics but will now feature a comprehensive parallel conference and expanded exhibition. This will bring additional delegates to the event with a strong interest in EMC/EMI applications and products plus more exhibitors on the show floor. The China Radar Industry Association conference, in partnership with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), extends EDI CON China’s coverage of radar topics with planned keynote talks addressing the latest advances in radar, phased arrays and space-based radar given by high-profile experts in the industry from China and the U.S. Dr. Eli Brookner, a leading radar expert who worked for Raytheon for more than 50 years, will give an update on advances in radar and phased array technology and Dr. Ben De from the Chinese Academy of Engineering will discuss "Airborne Fire Control Radar Development and Trends."

Also new this year to the EDI CON China conference program is a full day track on silicon on insulator (SOI) and GaN semiconductor technology, as well as a full day track on radar measurement and modeling. The semiconductor track will feature a keynote talk by Peter Rabbeni, senior director of RF business development and product marketing at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, who will discuss the emergence of SOI in the RF/microwave industry. The conference will also provide a new program for the full day track on 5G technologies that will kick off with featured speakers from China Mobile and Ericsson, plus a panel session about the latest accomplishments in 5G research. There will also be featured tracks on amplifier modeling/measurement, IoT design, mmWave applications, high speed digital design, EMC/EMI measurement/modeling and system level measurement (LTE, Wi-Fi/802.11xx, radar, satellite communications and GNSS).

Dr. Wai Chen, chief scientist and general manager, Internet of Things Research Institute at China Mobile, will serve as Chairman for EDI CON China 2016 and participate in the plenary session discussing the latest developments in IoT. 

The new partnerships allow for increased participation from companies involved in radar and EMC activities. Organized by the CCPIT, a group of government laboratories and institutions will be representing the local aerospace and defense industry. In addition, a variety of companies will be demonstrating 5G test and measurement technologies, IoT applications, radar measurement and modeling, EMC testing and compliance, high speed design techniques and many other related technologies. Similar to last year’s event, about 20 participants are slated for the poster session on the exhibition floor.

EDI CON China 2016 will also debut educational courses. Zhancang Wang, author of the book, “Envelope Tracking Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications,” and former employee of Microsoft/Nokia, will teach “Doherty and High Efficiency Amplifier Design Techniques.” Eli Brookner will cover “Advancements in MIMO and Phased Array Radar Technology.” Each course will be two hours in length. Reserve your seat early for these classes as space is limited.

In only its fourth year, EDI CON China has grown quickly by consistently adding relevant content, securing key partnerships and speakers, and attracting companies with worldwide reach. Please join us in Beijing, April 19-21, 2016 at the CNCC for this exciting three-day event. Visit
www.ediconchina.com for the most up-to-date information.