Technical Education Webinar Series
Title: Vector Signal Generation & Demodulation for 5G & Quantum Computing Applications.
Date: May 20, 2021
Time: 8am PT / 11am ET
Sponsored by: Marki Microwave
Presented by: Doug Jorgesen, Vice President of Engineering, Marki Microwave and Duncan Pilgrim, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Marki Microwave
The use of vector modulation continues to grow as the drive for more data necessitates the use of higher order modulation schemes. The challenge for Test and Measurement suppliers is that they need to offer test solutions that do not impact the performance of the products that they are measuring. In this webinar, we will examine different vector modulation and vector analyzer architectures and what challenges they bring to the discrete components needed to realize these solutions. We will close out the discussion by highlighting the benefits of being able to accurately simulate and optimize these architectures and how to take that directly to hardware with a high level of accuracy and confidence.
Doug Jorgesen is the Vice President of Engineering at Marki Microwave. He oversees the development, characterization, and applications support for cutting edge microwave components including amplifiers, mixers, and passive products.
Doug joined Marki as a member of the technical staff in 2011. During a tenure of over 10 years, Doug guided product development, technical support, marketing, and outside sales that led to topline revenue growth of over 500%. He hired and trained more than 20 engineers to increase Marki’s technical staff by three times while introducing over 300 products and increasing the rate of product creation from 10 to over 40 annually. His application notes, tech notes, videos, and webinars on mixers, baluns, IQ mixers, and other components have been read and cited by thousands of engineers.
Prior to joining Marki, Doug held internships at Stanford University, Intel, Sun Microsystems, the Center for Research in Lasers and Electro-optics at UCF, and Ziva Corporation. He was a James Scholar at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received a B.S. in electrical engineering, graduating with honors. He holds a PhD in photonics from the University of California, San Diego where he was a Jacobs Scholar and president of the Graduate Student Association.
Duncan Pilgrim is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Marki Microwave. Throughout Pilgrim’s career, he has successfully held multiple general management and business development positions, as well as design and application engineering roles at various midsize and startup companies. Since 2020, Pilgrim has been the company director of Spirit Semiconductor, an England-based company focused on high performance radio frequency products for 5G massive MIMO markets. Before that, Duncan served as principal at JAM Tech Consulting, working with technology companies to develop high-level strategies, actionable business plans, and product roadmaps. From 2016 to 2019, Pilgrim was the vice president and general manager of Integrated Device Technology’s radio frequency division. During his time at the company, he developed a strategy that tripled business in under three years. In addition, Pilgrim’s strategy set the foundation for the division’s annual operating plan, which generated top line revenue growth and an operating income that surpassed the corporate average. From 2010 to 2016, he was the vice president of pSemi Corporation’s (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor) high performance analog business unit, overseeing the company’s marketing communications team and working with the CEO on all strategic, investment, and acquisition ventures. Duncan received his MBA from Wake Forest University and holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from The University of Birmingham, U.K.
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