Online Panel Series
Title: Online Panel: RF/Microwave Test and Component Solutions for New Space
Date: May 18, 2022
Time: 8am PT / 11am ET
Sponsored by: Knowles Precision Devices, Rohde & Schwarz, Pickering Test, Smiths Interconnect and Skyworks
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.
Moderator: Gary Lerude, Editor, Microwave Journal®
Panelist: Tim Brauner, Director of Business Development, Microwave Knowles Precision Devices
Panelist: Markus Loerner, Market Segment Manager Industry, Components, Research & Universities Rohde & Schwarz
Panelist: Steve Edwards, Switching Product Manager, Pickering Interfaces
Panelist: Dave Raymond, Product Line Manager, Board Level Devices, Smiths Interconnect
Panel Participant Bios:
Moderator – Microwave Journal®
Gary Lerude, Editor
Gary Lerude serves as the editor of Microwave Journal® after spending most of his career in the RF semiconductor industry. He spent 19 years at Texas Instruments, 11 years at MACOM and six years with TriQuint. He's most proud of his role as a “midwife” aiding the birth of GaAs MMICs and their adoption by defense and commercial markets. Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in EE, a master’s in systems engineering and an engineers degree (ABD) in EE.
Knowles Precision Devices
Tim Brauner, Director of Business Development, Microwave
Tim Brauner is the Director of Business Development, Microwave at Knowles Precision Devices. Tim oversees all commercial aspects of the microwave products business, including product development and customer engagement. With over 12 years of experience in microwave product design and production using Knowles Precision Devices’ thin film manufacturing technique, Tim focuses on developing new and innovative solutions to meet the rapidly evolving needs of clients, particularly those within the SATCOM and Aerospace and Defense markets. An engineer by degree, Tim has a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University and an MBA from Long Island University.
Rohde & Schwarz
Markus Loerner, Market Segment Manager Industry, Components, Research & Universities
Markus Loerner is a Market segment manager at Rohde & Schwarz focusing on the RF & microwave component market. He joined Rohde & Schwarz in 2000 and worked as a product manager in various RF applications from mobile wireless to satellite communication for R&D and production use. He holds a diploma degree in electrical engineering from the University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
Steve Edwards, Switching Product Manager
Steven Edwards, Switching Product Manager for Pickering Interfaces, has held several design and management roles at Pickering Interfaces since 2004. He is based at the company’s headquarters in the UK and supports the switching requirements of clients globally across many industries. With multiple decades of electronics industry experience, he contributes to the expansion of the Pickering Interfaces product portfolio.
Dave Raymond, Product Line Manager, Board Level Devices
Dave Raymond is Product Line Manager, Board Level Devices at Smiths Interconnect with responsibility over passive RF components including Thermopad®, Diamond RF Resistives™, Attenuators, Resistors, Terminations and HybriX™ signal processing components. In his 33 years of experience with Smiths he has covered different roles, and has spent the last 15 years supporting customers in the space, defense, medical, commercial communications, and industrial segments.