EDI CON China 2019 announces a preview of the technical conference and opening of registration for this year’s conference and exhibition. The event returns to Beijing and the Chinese National Convention Center (CNCC) April 1-3 with an exhibition of industry-leading companies as well as a technical conference that includes three days of technical presentations, workshops, panels and featured keynote talks.

This year’s event includes technical sessions and workshops in these topic areas:

  • 5G and Blockchain Technologies

  • 5G/Advanced Communications

  • mmWave Technologies

  • RF/Microwave Amplifier Design


  • Low Power RF and IoT

  • Front-End Design

  • Power Integrity

  • Radar and Defense

  • RF and Microwave Design

  • Signal Integrity

  • Simulation and Modeling

  • Test & Measurement

The event begins on Monday, April 1 with the opening plenary session at 10 a.m., featuring key- note talks from event host sponsor Keysight, event Diamond Sponsor Rohde & Schwarz and invited speaker, Steven Sandler, founder of Picotest. In his talk, Sandler, a renowned power expert, will address “Power Related Considerations in RF, Microwave and High Speed Circuits.” This technical presentation will look at the many ways the power supply impacts RF, microwave and high speed digital systems, and will also cover some techniques for simulating, measuring and trouble- shooting these complex issues.

Directly  following    these   keynotes, the exhibition floor will open, showcasing innovations from industry leading companies including Keysight, Rohde & Schwarz, Mini-Circuits, UNI Compound, WIN Semiconductors, Sichuan YiFeng Electronic Science & Technology and many others. This year’s exhibition will also host the 2nd Annual EDI CON Product Innovation Awards, which honor products introduced in the last year that have had the greatest impact on the industry and provide the tools necessary to bring on the next-generation of electronic design innovations. Finalists will be announced in advance of the event and winners will be announced on the exhibit hall floor at EDI CON China on Tuesday, April 2.

EDI CON China 2019 will also host panels made up of industry experts from around the world. The “5G Over-The-Air (OTA) Test” panel will examine how massive MIMO, dynamic beamforming and the absence of RF test ports on devices and systems are making OTA testing critical to 5G deployment. This panel of industry experts will review the options for OTA testing such as near-field measurement, indirect far field measurement and reverberation chamber techniques that would be practical for production measurement of 5G devices and systems.

In the “State of GaN Technology” panel, semiconductor foundry and device manufacturer experts will review and debate the state of GaN manufacturing covering topics such as reliability, advanced heat dissipation techniques, new pack- aging innovations, Si vs. SiC substrates, mmWave GaN devices, using GaN for other device types such as switches/LNAs/mixers and the state of GaN semiconductor production in China. Both of these panels will be moderated by Pat Hindle, editor of Microwave Journal.

All three days will include technical presentations based on abstracts that were peer reviewed by the EDI CON China 2019 Technical Advisory Committee. This year includes a new planned track: Block- chain Technology Applied to 5G. This track will feature sessions and a panel discussion about new ways that blockchain technology is being applied to 5G applications, such as a scalable consensus mechanism for massive IoT in 5G, dynamic spectrum management and device security.

The conference will also include workshops presented by EDI CON China sponsors, covering application and product specific topics and offering hands-on advice for how to use systems, devices as well as test & measurement and simulation and modeling equipment in the latest electronic designs. Planned show- floor applications talks will be open to all attendees and offer insight into best design practices.

We hope you will join us in Beijing this year for EDI CON China 2019. Show hours are April 1: 11 a.m. to 17 p.m.; April 2: 9:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.; and April 3: 9:30 a.m. to 13 p.m. Conference hours are April 1: 10 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.; April 2:  9:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.; and April 3: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Please register at http://www.ediconchina.com/registration.asp.