EDI CON China is in its fourth year this month, and it has given rise to the new conference known as EDI CON USA, which will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass., September 20-22, 2016. The growth of EDI CON has been impressive to watch, and I am happy to be part of the team that will enable it to evolve and grow to meet the needs of engineers and designers both in the U.S. and abroad.

This year’s EDI CON USA will begin the celebration of both the analog and the digital realms, bringing together RF and microwave engineers with their high speed digital colleagues as we look for intersections of learning and provide opportunities for discussion and overcoming shared challenges. What I nd exciting about EDI CON is that attendees come to nd solutions, products and design ideas that they can put to immediate use.

The “EDI” in EDI CON stands for “electronic design innovation,” and that will be on full display on the EDI CON USA exhibit oor. Focused on what’s hot right now, the expo will be home to more than 100 exhibits and the Frequency Matters Theater, where all attendees can experience speed trainings, hands-on demonstrations and educational talks.

In the nearby conference rooms, speakers will be diving deep into the technical details, sharing their work, methodologies, and technology developments as well as answering questions for conference delegates in the form of technical sessions, panels, workshops and short courses.

If your work includes any of these areas, you should really plan to be at EDI CON USA: test and measurement; RF and microwave (including ultra-low power, high frequency and space-quali ed ICs and subsystems); EDA for circuit, system and electromagnetic design and simulation; EMC/ EMI; signal integrity for high speed design, simulation and veri cation; semiconductor foundry services and device manufacturing; cable/connectors; and materials and manufacturing.

Look for registration to open soon. You can use the early bird pricing to take advantage of the full complement of educational opportunities that EDI CON USA will offer, including talks by employees of Raytheon Co., BAE Systems, Keysight Technologies, National Instruments, Rohde & Schwarz, ANSYS, CST, COMSOL, MACOM, NXP, Mini- Circuits and Copper Mountain Technologies. I’m particularly looking forward to a presentation on microwave and millimeter wave power ampli er design by BAE Systems Electronic Systems’ Dr. James Komiak.

Or, register for a free expo pass and explore the show oor that will be home to exhibitors serving customers in the communications, defense, electronics, aerospace and medical industries, as well as free demonstrations, poster sessions, learning, the plenary session and networking opportunities. In the Frequency Matters Theater on the show oor, we are currently planning a radio building workshop, a design contest and a HAM radio demonstration.

If you want to take a more active role, the abstracts submitted to the Call for Papers are currently in review by our Technical Advisory Committee. But, if you have a fantastic idea for a presentation, contact me today (jlove@mwjournal.com) and we’ll see what we can do to get you caught up into the process. I look forward to seeing you in Boston in the fall!