Jan 18: Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Technologies for RF/microwave Applications

This panel of experts will discuss a new generation of products enabled by additive manufacturing or 3D printing that are able to achieve shapes and materials properties that are not available from traditional manufacturing techniques. From PCBs to connectors to antennas to waveguides, many new additive manufacturing processes are creating lighter, smaller and better performing products than traditional processes in shapes that were not previously possible to realize.

Sponsored by: Fortify, Frontgrade Technologies (formerly CAES), Nano Dimension and Nanoe 

Feb 15: What is the best Beamsteering Antenna Array and Repeater Technologies for 5G mmWave?

This panel will discuss the various RF architectures and antenna technologies being developed to produce and test low-cost mmWave beam steering arrays for 5G applications including fixed wireless access and cellular repeaters. Panelists will debate and discuss the best architectures, semiconductor platforms and antenna solutions including performance achieved by their products and partners to date in the market.

Sponsored by: Anokiwave, Keysight Technologies and Analog Devices

Mar 22: Will Flat Panel Beamsteering Arrays Meet the SATCOM Challenge?

This panel will discuss the various RF architectures and antenna technologies being developed to produce low-cost beam steering arrays for SATCOM applications. Panelists will debate and discuss the best RF architectures and antenna solutions including performance achieved by their products and partners to date in the market.

Sponsored by: Anokiwave and Keysight Technologies

Apr 19: Who Has the Highest Power GaN Power Amplifiers?

This panel will discuss new power amplifier innovations such as AI/ML optimization, high efficiency architectures, new thermal solutions, new materials/substrates (GaN on Si versus GaN on SiC versus GaN on diamond), and power combing technologies.

Sponsored by: mmTron

May 17: RF/Microwave Test and Component Solutions for New Space

This panel will discuss the best device and component solutions for New Space applications that maximize performance and minimize cost/power consumption available from component companies along with the best test/measurement solutions to verify their performance. They will address the main challenges in these areas along with solutions being introduced to meet industry demands.

Sponsored by: Rohde & Schwarz USA

Jun 21: The Future of Military Radar

This panel of device and test/measurement experts will discuss the future trends in military radar technology such as high voltage GaN, AI/ML in radar, cognitive radar, DRFM developments, new phased array architectures, increased processing power, new thermal management techniques and materials, open architectures, dual purpose radar/comms system, etc.

Sponsored by: Rohde & Schwarz

Jul 19: Taking Automotive/Vehicle Radar Sensors to the Next Level for Safety and Sensing

This panel of device and test/measurement experts will discuss the state of the art in automotive radar sensors for ADAS, autonomy and interior sensing for various features being added to future vehicles. Device manufacturers will discuss the latest innovations to achieve highly integrated, low-cost 4D imaging sensors and test/measurement companies will address the challenges to testing high frequency, broadband devices for verification and reliability.

Aug 16: Rugged Components and Precise Test Equipment for Extreme Environments (Hypersonics, Quantum Computing, Satellite/Space, etc.)

This panel will review and discuss the rugged components/connectors/cables and high precision test equipment for demanding environmental applications such as hypersonic weapons, quantum computing, small satellites, space craft, etc. The special materials and construction techniques for specialized components and cables will be addressed along with the high accuracy and low latency test equipment needed for these applications.

Sept 13: UWB Location and Security Applications

This panel will discuss the upcoming UWB capabilities being added to mobile devices that will enable new location and security applications including how UWB devices are being designed and tested to meet these new capabilities. New applications that sense a person’s position and automatically adjust and secure their environment will be discussed.

Oct: No Panel Session due to EDI CON Online Every Wednesday

Nov 15: Interesting IoT Technologies for the Future

This panel will explore some of the interesting IoT technologies being enabled by 5G and low power networks such as agriculture applications, drone and autonomous systems, autonomous vehicles, medical applications, security/safety and more. New developments in component design and test for low power operation will be covered.

Dec 13: Upper mmWave and THz Communications Technologies for 6G and Sensing

This panel of experts will discuss the future of communications systems using higher frequencies targeted for 6G deployments. They will review and debate the best devices and architectures for these systems and the test challenges that need to be solved to measure and evaluate them.

Sponsored by: Rohde & Schwarz USA

 

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