Online Panel Series
Title: Online Panel: Balancing Performance & Swap+C in Next Generation High Dynamic Range Digitizers in Aerospace & Defense
Date: April 5, 2023
Time: 8am PT / 11am ET
Sponsored by: Analog Devices
Multi-band Radar and Electronic Warfare (EW) applications are advancing at an unprecedented rate to keep up with new threats. Simultaneously achieving wideband operation, high dynamic range, frequency agility and reconfigurability creates conflicting requirements, particularly when power consumption and size keep tightening. The drive towards multi-function software-defined platforms is bringing the data converters closer to the antennas with highly reconfigurable digital processing. To achieve all the benefits of this system repartition, front-ends, clocking and digital interfaces need to adapt. Unprecedented advancements in RF, mixed signal and digital technologies combined with evolving system requirements are constantly changing this balance. We will describe how key innovations across these domains are redefining and transforming multi-band radar and EW architectures.
Moderator: Pat Hindle, Media Director, Microwave Journal®
Panelist: Benjamin Annino, Systems & Applications Director, Aerospace and Defense Business Unit, Analog Devices
Panelist: Lisa Aucoin, Vice President/General Manager, F-35 Solutions, BAE Systems
Panelist: John Cowles, Senor Director of Technology, Analog Devices
Panelist: Bryan Goldstein, Vice-President, Aerospace and Defense Business Unit, Analog Devices
Panelist: Mike Jones, Senior Manager, ADEF Systems Platforms, Analog Devices
Panel Participant Bios:
Moderator – Microwave Journal®
Pat Hindle, Media Director
Pat Hindle is editorial director for Microwave Journal® and has been with the magazine for 12 years. He parlayed his process engineering background into a management role in marketing communications for several leading microwave semiconductor manufacturers including MACOM, Raytheon and Skyworks (Alpha Industries), in addition to working at MIT Nanostructures Laboratory manufacturing X-ray diffraction gratings for space research telescopes like Chandra. He has a B.S. in Materials Science Engineering from Cornell University and MBA from Northeastern University. In his current role as MWJ editorial director, he is responsible for setting MWJ’s editorial direction and developing marketing opportunities for industry clients. He has been the conference manager for EDI CON China and helped launch Signal Integrity™ Journal plus co-hosts the Frequency Matters videos and podcasts.
Benjamin Annino, Systems & Applications Director, Aerospace and Defense Business Unit
Benjamin Annino is Systems & Applications Director for the Aerospace and Defense Business Unit at Analog Devices. He joined Hittite Microwave in 2011 before transitioning to Analog Devices in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at Raytheon on various radar technologies. He has a B.S.E.E. from Dartmouth College, an M.S.E.E. from University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and an M.B.A. from University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Lisa Aucoin, Vice President/General Manager, F-35 Solutions
As vice president and general manager of F-35 Solutions for BAE Systems Electronic Systems (ES), Lisa Aucoin leads focused on developing and delivering full life-cycle critical capability to the F-35 platform from development through sustainment. She has held this position since August of 2021.
John Cowles, Senor Director of Technology
John Cowles joined ADI in 1998 under Barrie Gilbert as an IC designer and has held numerous technical, engineering and business leadership roles. He has broad experience with semiconductors, analog and RF design, high speed data converter architectures, MEMS-based devices, system level design and, increasingly, machine learning. In his current role, John runs a technology council that works with the product teams and external partners on the future needs of Aerospace and Defense applications. He received his BSEE from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 and MSEE and PhD from the University of Michigan in 1989 and 1994, respectively.
Bryan Goldstein, Vice-President, Aerospace and Defense Business Unit
Bryan Goldstein is the Vice-President of the Aerospace and Defense business unit of Analog Devices, where he is responsible for Profit and Loss, Customer Relations, and Strategic Investments for the business as well as product and advanced technology development for ADI’s microwave MMIC, MEMS inertials, modules, subsystems, and high reliability product domains. He has more than 30 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry, with specific expertise in the design and manufacture of microwave semiconductors, modules and subsystems. Most recently, Mr. Goldstein served as Vice President of the Modules, Subsystems, and Space business unit of Hittite Microwave Corporation—prior to its acquisition by Analog Devices. Before joining Hittite, Mr. Goldstein worked at Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company; and the Raytheon Missile Systems Division where he held positions in General Management, Program Management, Operations Management and Modules/Subsystems Design. Mr. Goldstein holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Northeastern University and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts.
Mike Jones, Senior Manager, ADEF Systems Platforms
Mike Jones is a Systems Platforms Manager for Analog Devices working in the Aerospace and Defense Business Unit in Greensboro, North Carolina. He joined Analog Devices in 2016. From 2007 until 2016 he worked at General Electric in Wilmington, North Carolina as a microwave photonics design engineer working on microwave and optical solutions for the nuclear industry. He received his B.S.E.E. and B.S.C.P.E. degrees from North Carolina State University in 2004 and his M.S.E.E. degree from North Carolina State University in 2006.