This October 17-18, EDI CON USA 2018 brings its unique blend of engineering to the Santa Clara Convention Center. In this centrally located venue, engineers working in RF, microwave, signal integrity and power integrity will all come together to learn about new techniques and technologies as well as see the latest product innovations. This year’s two-day conference is packed with technical papers, workshops, panels, case studies, plenary keynote talks and the newly created EDI CON University, where attendees can earn IEEE CEU/PDHs for their attendance.
Wednesday, October 17 begins with three, two-hour EDI CON University sessions: “Antenna Design for IoT,” presented by Henry Lau of Lexiwave; “How to Measure Ultra Low Impedance PDNs,” presented by Steven Sandler of Picotest; and “Millimeter Wave Measurement Insights,” presented by Gennady Farber and Suren Singh of Keysight. EDI CON University sessions require pre-registration to guarantee seating.
These in-depth sessions will be immediately followed by Day One’s plenary keynote talk, “Looking Deeper: Using Radar to Save Lives and Improve the World,” given by Ovi Jacob of Vayyar Imaging, the makers of the Walabot brand. Jacob will cover life-changing imaging technology ranging from breast cancer screening to detecting water leakage, people tracking, vital signs and more, presenting some of the future promise of radar technology. Immediately following the plenary keynote, the exhibition hall will open, showcasing the latest products, services and technologies from leading companies in the RF, microwave and high speed digital arenas.
The afternoon schedule includes the much-anticipated 5G Symposium, which begins with a talk from Analog Device’s Thomas Cameron on “RF Technology for 5G mmWave Basestations,” and includes talks from representatives from Qorvo, Remcom, ETS-Lindgren, ANSYS Canada and NI/AWR. The 5G Symposium concludes with a panel moderated by Microwave Journal’s Patrick Hindle, “What is the Best RF Architecture for 5G?”
Day One also includes technical sessions across the following tracks: Signal Integrity, mmWave, Power Integrity, Simulation & Modeling, Radar & Defense and RF & Microwave Design Workflow. Franck Nicholls and Coen Centen of the RF Energy Alliance will also give a talk from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on “Solid State Technology—Inroads to the Industrial Market.” Forty minute workshops will be presented on Day One by Copper Mountain, ANSYS, SemiGen, Cadence and RF Lambda.
Over on the show floor, exhibits will remain open from 12:00-6:00 p.m., with lunch time concessions on the show floor and a full afternoon of programming in the Frequency Matters Theater, as well as exhibitor demonstrations and products on display in our sponsored booths. The day concludes with the Welcome Reception for conference pass holders, held around the Hyatt Regency Pool (weather permitting; if raining, signage will indicate alternate location).
Day Two of EDI CON USA, Thursday, October 18, also includes a full day of programming and exhibits, beginning at 9:00 a.m. with more EDI CON University sessions. These sessions include: “Build Your Own VNA,” a hands-on workshop designed for people who want to learn more about how a VNA works, sponsored by Mini-Circuits and presented by Aleksey Amitai, Vayyar Imaging and Aaron Vaisman, Mini-Circuits; “Real Time Spectral Analysis of Power Rail Noise,” sponsored by Teledyne LeCroy and presented by Eric Bogatin; and “High-Speed Board Design Rules to Get Your PCB Designed Right the First Time,” presented by Shalom Shlomi Zigdon, iTech iCollege Israel.
Thursday’s keynote will be given by Ransom Stephens, author, technologist, physicist and an EDI CON USA 2018 Technical Advisor Committee co-chair. Stephens will take on the “I” in EDI CON—innovation—in his talk “Innovation, Incorporation, and Integrity” from 11:30-12:00 p.m. Anyone who has heard him talk before can confirm that Ransom Stephens is an engaging speaker who entertains, educates and causes us to think about things in new ways. This is sure to be an interesting talk and should be a definite on your agenda.
The exhibit hall opens at 11:00 a.m. on Day Two, and, in addition to booth visits, attendees can take in some sessions in the Frequency Matters Theater. Day Two highlights include “Panel Discussion: Skills Employers Will Want the Most in 2020” at 12:30 p.m., Student Paper Finalists at 1:40 and 2:15 p.m. and the EDI CON USA Outstanding Paper Awards at 4:30 p.m.
Over in the conference area, Day Two will host the popular High Speed Digital Symposium, led by Signal Integrity Journal’s editor Eric Bogatin, with talks from Larry Smith (PDN Power Integrity), Brian Hostetler (Cray Inc.) and Steve Sandler (Picotest). The Symposium ends with a panel on “Putting Power Integrity in Perspective: How Do We Know When to Apply Which Guidelines to What Types of System?”
Day Two’s other technical sessions will include papers in extended tracks on mmWave, Test & Measurement and RF & Microwave Design. Workshops will be presented by Samtec, National Instruments/AWR and Qorvo. Also, do not miss the panel “A Pit Stop for Self-Driving,” moderated by Microwave Journal’s Gary Lerude, which takes a closer look at the status of self-driving automobiles and the technologies behind them from 3:20-4:30 p.m.
EDI CON USA 2018 ends with a craft beer and hot pretzel Happy Hour on the show floor for all attendees starting at 4:30 p.m. It is the perfect opportunity for attendees to take one last pass through the exhibit hall, and for EDI CON to thank all of its exhibitors, technical advisory committee members, attendees, speakers and staff for their commitment to once again producing a quality conference and engaging exhibition.
Registration is now open at www.ediconusa.com, and you can save 30% with the code: READMWJ30.