This year marks the 65th anniversary of Microwave Journal (MWJ). We have seen many changes in that time, as microwave technology has evolved from a little-known electronics niche to a driving force in today’s wireless communications. MWJ has evolved as well, expanding its digital offerings to include webinars, video, podcasts, blogs, panels, eBooks, white papers and numerous newsletters. This month we launch our redesigned website, which provides an enormous amount of valuable content in an easier to navigate format.
Live events are gaining traction and nearing their pre-pandemic levels of success. You will find Microwave Journal represented at many events this year, as usual, and in force at the major industry gatherings. The IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) will take place on 11-16 June at the San Diego Convention Center, and it is shaping up nicely. There are more than 400 companies already signed on to exhibit and attendance is expected to be high due to the attractive location and the large concentration of RF/microwave companies in Southern California. Book your hotel room while supplies last. Registration opens next month for IMS and the co-located and excellent RFIC and ARFTG conferences.
European Microwave Week (EuMW) ventures to a new venue in Berlin, Germany, on 17-22 September. Having attended the delayed EuMW in London last April and the 2022 edition in September in Milan, I found both events to be very worthwhile and truly enjoyed reuniting with our European colleagues. Having never been to Berlin, I am excited to experience that historic and vibrant capital city.
The Electronic Design Innovation Conference (EDI CON) attracted thousands of virtual attendees this past October and will take place every Wednesday in October of this year with dedicated tracks on “Signal Integrity,” “5G/WiFi/IoT,” “PCB/Interconnect/EMC-EMI” and “Radar/Automotive/SATCOM.” The 2022 event featured 44 presentations with 51 speakers including four plenary keynotes, 18 technical sessions and 18 sponsored workshops. You can view all sessions on-demand at www.edicononline.com.
This issue of Microwave Journal is focused on our traditional “Radar and Antennas” theme; a fitting way to launch our 65th anniversary year. The cover feature is titled: “Gapwaveguide Technology: A Game Changer for Automotive Radars,” provided by experts from Gapwaves. Additional articles this month are contributed by colleagues from Keysight Technologies, Rohde & Schwarz, Fortify and KVG. You will also find the latest news, products and insight from around the globe.
I hope that you enjoy this issue of Microwave Journal and take a minute to renew your subscription to ensure that you receive the publication every month this year. When convenient, please also check out our new website and let us know what you think. We are always interested in your input and suggestions on how we can better serve our loyal readers and followers. We may be 65, but we’re not retiring any time soon.
Wishing all of you a healthy, happy and prosperous year ahead.