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Online Panel - Balancing Tradeoffs: Taming Signal Integrity Challenges in mmWave Antenna-to-Bits Implementations


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12/14/23 11:00 am to 12:15 pm EDT

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Title: Online Panel - Balancing Tradeoffs: Taming Signal Integrity Challenges in mmWave Antenna-to-Bits Implementations

Date: December 14, 2023

Time: 8am PT / 11am ET

Sponsored by: Samtec, Avnet, MathWorks, Otava, Inc. and Rohde & Schwarz

A collaboration between Samtec, Rohde & Schwarz, MathWorks, Otava, and Avnet covering a wideband mmWave phased array from digital to RF. Each company is providing part of the total system solution including baseband DSP and DFE (Avnet), mmWave beamforming (Otava), board connectors/signal integrity (Samtec), phased array design (MathWorks) and test/measurement (R&S). Learn how this total solution comes together in this webinar.
Moderator: Pat Hindle, Media Director, Microwave Journal®
Panelist: Matthew Burns, Global Director, Technical Marketing, Samtec
Panelist: Luc Langlois, Director, Advanced Applications Group / 5G, Avnet
Panelist: Giorgia Zucchelli, Product Manager RF & Mixed-Signal, MathWorks
Panelist: Victoria Pereira, CEO/Founder, Otava, Inc.
Panelist: Markus Lörner, Market Segment Manager, RF & Microwave Components, Rohde & Schwarz

Panel Participant Bios:

Moderator – Microwave Journal®

Pat Hindle, Media Director

Pat Hindle is media 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.


Matthew Burns, Global Director, Technical Marketing

Matthew Burns develops go-to-market strategies for Samtec’s Silicon to Silicon solutions. Over the course of 20+ years, he has been a leader in design, technical sales and marketing in the telecommunications, medical and electronic components industries. Mr. Burns holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University.


Luc Langlois, Director, Advanced Applications Group / 5G

Luc F. Langlois is a director of Advanced Applications Group / 5G at Avnet, a leading technology solutions provider in 25 countries across North America, Europe and Asia. Present activities focus on Xilinx RFSoC-based development platforms for digital signal processing in wireless communication, SatCom, radar and RF instrumentation. He received his BSEE from École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1990 and also holds a B.Mus in music performance from Université de Montréal. He began his career at the Hydro Québec Research Institute, numerical analysis group, designing power system models and load flow study tools back when Fortran-77 was state of the art. He was an independent engineering consultant during the Internet boom, focusing on digital audio before joining Memec-InSight as a Xilinx field applications engineer in 2000.


Giorgia Zucchelli, Product Manager RF & Mixed-Signal

Giorgia Zucchelli is the product manager for RF and mixed-signal at MathWorks. Before moving to this role in 2013, she was an application engineer focusing on signal processing and communications systems and specializing in analog simulation. Before joining MathWorks in 2009, Giorgia worked at NXP Semiconductors and at Philips Research. Giorgia has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a doctorate in electronics for telecommunications from the University of Bologna.

Otava, Inc.

Victoria Pereira, CEO/Founder

Victoria Pereira co-founded Otava after 30 years of leading design teams since the 1990’s on module, hybrid, and integrated circuit designs that were considered state of the art at the time of development. At Hughes Aircraft Radar Systems, she led the production of the first family of digital receiver modules featuring her wideband analog to digital converter MCM’s for radar applications; in IBM Microelectronics Division, she was part of the IBM Boston Design Center that developed the pioneering RFIC’s in early generation Silicon Germanium (SiGe) for wireless applications; in early 2000’s she was a Staff Scientist of Insyte Corporation, a start-up that was acquired by ITT where she a co-led on the productization of the first highly integrated modem SoC in SiGe during pre-WiFi days and a principal designer for multi-band transceiver SoC’s for DoD missions. At Lockheed Martin, she performed market assistance across multiple business lines and helped transform the electronics in advanced phased array programs for space, radar, and EW applications, and notably was part of the team capture for Space Fence program. She led the first-pass design of 3 GHz 10 bit Subranging ADC with ultra-low latency and was a DARPA Principal Investigator for a wideband system. She has 5 patents in reconfigurable analog data conversion and RF/Analog precision circuits and has numerous publications on the first integrated WCDMA transmitter RFIC’s in SiGe. She received Technology All Stars Award from Women of Color in 2009 and Individual Technology Innovation Award from Lockheed Martin in 2015. She received her BS Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Southern California. At Otava, Inc, she created world class team and led the developmet of the first RF and Millimeterwave chips: wideband beamformers, tunable filters, wideband switches and software defined mmW reference designs.

Rohde & Schwarz

Markus Lörner, Market Segment Manager, RF & Microwave Components

Markus Lörner is a Market Segment Manager at Rohde & Schwarz focusing on the RF and Microwave Component market looking at the test requirements today and tomorrow. Markus has 20 years plus experience in the test & measurement industry. Before moving into the market segment role, Markus worked as a product manager for signal generators and power meters at Rohde & Schwarz where he was looking at different application areas including the mobile industry, positioning, satellite and EW applications. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree from the University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.

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