Janine Love, Technical Program Director, EDI CON China 2018

This March 20-22, EDI CON China returns to Beijing at the China National Convention Center. Attendees return to EDI CON each year to see the latest products on the exhibition floor and to benefit from its technical conference, made up of peer-reviewed technical sessions as well as workshops, plenary keynote speeches, panels and a short course with industry-leading experts. Organized in multiple tracks, the technical conference provides practical information on how to complete the latest designs using available materials, tools, products and techniques.

This year’s event returns with its unique, high-quality technical conference with learning and training opportunities for engineers in the Beijing area. In addition to the conference, EDI CON China features a show floor of exhibitors demonstrating the latest in RF, microwave and high speed digital products and services. Attendees come to EDI CON to find solutions, products and design ideas that they can put into immediate practice for applications in the communication, defense, computer, consumer electronics, aerospace and medical industries.

Plenary Keynote Speeches

EDI CON China 2018 will hold plenary keynote sessions on both Tuesday and Wednesday. The plenary sessions include an invited talk from Dr. Klaus Werner, executive director of the RF Energy Alliance and the owner of kw tec b.v., a company active in the fields of metrology, automation and consultancy. Dr. Werner’s talk, “Solid State RF Energy is the Smart Technology Solution for 2018,” will address the exciting markets for solid-state RF energy, including appliances as well as lighting, medical and automotive applications. Other invited speakers include Bertram Arbesser-Rastburg, president of the Austrian Institute of Navigation (AIN/OVN), who will discuss how the newest satellite systems (Galileo and Beidou) complement the existing systems (GPS and GLONASS). EDI CON China has also invited Dr. Guochun (GC) Liang, president and CEO of Pivotone Communications Technologies Inc. in Wuxi, China, who will address the challenges and benefits of innovation and being an entrepreneur.

Attendees will also hear a plenary talk from Renato Lombardi, Huawei Fellow, head of Italy Research Center, VP Microwave Product Line, who will discuss mmWave technology. Other plenary keynotes will be given by representatives from EDI CON China’s Host Sponsor, Keysight Technologies, as well as Diamond Sponsor, Rohde & Schwarz and Corporate Sponsor, National Instruments, who will speak on the latest technology trends and challenges, including insights into 5G.

Technical Sessions & Workshops

Papers and workshops in the conference will cover simulation, design, layout, test and verification across topics such as 5G, automotive electronics, radar, antennas, EMC/EMI, IoT, amplifiers, serial interfaces and the latest semiconductor material technologies. Planned tracks for this year’s event include: RF & Microwave Design; High Speed Digital Design, including Power Integrity and Signal Integrity; Measurement & Modeling; Systems Engineering; 5G Advanced Communications; EMC/EMI; IoT Design; Radar Communications; and Semiconductors.

Each day of the conference features 40-minute workshops and panels, as well as 20-minute technical sessions. At the end of the first day of the conference and exhibition, delegates can enjoy a welcome reception starting at 1730 that is sponsored by Keysight Technologies. Day 3 will also include a special short course (included in the delegate conference pass) presented by Dr. Eric Bogatin entitled, “Essential Principles of Power Integrity Measurements.” This tutorial will look at the five most important measurement challenges, including how to extract the important figures of merit for any power rail, both under nominal conditions and under stimulated transient loading.  

This year, EDI CON China will also partner with American Certification Body (ACB) EMC experts who will conduct training sessions on FCC/RED/ISED/MIC Regulatory, as well as EMC training for iNARTE exam on Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21.


This year’s EDI CON China panel discussions will include panels on mmWave Over the Air Testing and 5G MIMO, moderated by Microwave Journal’s Patrick Hindle, and a panel on GaN, moderated by Microwave Journal’s Gary Lerude. In a special session, the RF Energy Alliance’s Dr. Werner will speak on “Solid State RF Energy–Inroads to the Industrial Market,” followed by a panel of industry leaders for discussion and questions regarding RF energy.  


EDI CON China 2018 will also include three-days of exhibition that features demonstrations from EDI CON China’s many sponsors, including Keysight Technologies, Rohde & Schwarz, National Instruments, Focus Microwaves Group, Maury Microwave, Mini-Circuits, Sichuan YiFeng Electronic Science & Technology Co. Ltd., WIN Semiconductors Corporation and Xiamen Sanan Integrated Circuit Co. (see the complete list at: www.ediconchina.com/whoexhibit.asp). On Tuesday at 1720, we will announce the winners of the EDI CON Innovation Awards as well as a Lucky Draw.

Registration is open, and hotels are now available. We look forward to seeing you in Beijing!