The final programme for the next ARMMS RF & Microwave Society conference has been announced, with the development and implementation of millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G technology at the fore of the ANSYS-sponsored event, taking place 13–14 November 2017 at Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, U.K.

In addition to mmWave 5G, the programme covers a wide range of subjects that address key areas of activity in the RF and microwave sector, offered by a healthy mix of academic and industry presenters:


  • Mind the Gap' . . . Establishing Measurement Capability in the Terahertz Gap Region - from 0.1 THz to 1.1 THz, Nick Ridler, NPL
  • 3D Printed Circuits for RF and Microwave Applications, Xiaobang Shang, Birmingham University
  • 5G mmWave Implementation Options, Chris Clifron, Sony
  • The Design of a Dual-Band PA for mmWave 5G Applications, Liam Devlin and Stuart Glynn, Plextek RFI
  • Antenna Beam Steering Without Phase Shifters - an 'Old' Technique Revisited, Eddie Ball and Alan Tennant, University of Sheffield
  • Can Lower Q Resonators Produce Better Filters? John Kitchen, SJTechnologie
  • High Efficiency Microwave Power Amplifiers for Portable Haemostasis Application, Abdul Moiz Ahmed Pirkani*, Shaun Preston**, Christopher I Duff*, Christopher Hancock**, *The University of Manchester, **Bangor University
  • High Gain, Multi-stage GaN Line-up for Ultra-compact Design, Chris Harris, Wolfspeed
  • High-resolution Thermoreflectance Imaging of Power Microwave Transistors, Peter Aean, Surrey University
  • Microwaves, Metamaterials and Additive Manufacturing, Darren Cadman, Loughborough University
  • Millimetre Wave Band Propagation Studies for 5G Networks, Sana Salous, Durham University
  • Millimetre Wave Point to Multipoint Enabled by a Novel W-Band Travelling Wave Tube, Claudio Paoloni, Lancaster University
  • On Wafer and Package Test with an Industrial Solution for MMIC Components, Jean-Francois Provost, UMS
  • Review of Filter Bank Techniques - RF and Digital, John Lillington, Libra Design Associates Limited
  • Schottky Diode Based Frequency Sources to 360 GHz, Jeff Powell, Colin Veigas, Hairui Lui and Byron Alderman, Teratech Components Ltd
  • The Design of 1 kW GaN Solid State Power Amplifier at 2.45 GHz, Avtar Virdee, Microwave Technology Ltd

As well as being a platform for the latest technology to be discussed, each twice yearly ARMMS conference provides an important networking opportunity. A highlight of each meeting is the society dinner, which takes place on Monday evening and provides an invaluable opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues.

As always, the conference will be complemented by a small commercial exhibition.

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