The Electronic Design Innovation Conference and Exhibition (EDI CON) USA, the first industry event to bring together RF/microwave and high-speed digital design engineers and system integrators, announced that Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) is taking on the role of host sponsor of the exhibition and conference program at the Hynes Convention Center, September 11-13 in Boston, Mass. Engineers from ADI will be presenting a short course, several paper sessions and workshops on topics for high-frequency and high-speed electronic applications.
Dr. Thomas Cameron, CTO for the Communications Business Unit at ADI, and one of EDI CON USA’s technical program co-chairs, is an invited speaker at the plenary session, which will be held on Tuesday, September 12 beginning at 10:30 a.m. As one of three presenters, Dr. Cameron will be speaking on, “5G Five Years From Now–How do we Get There?” With more than 30 years of experience in technology R&D for telecom networks, Cameron is currently working on the research and development of radio technology for 5G systems in both cellular and microwave frequency bands. As one of the technical co-chairs of EDI CON USA (he shares that role with Dr. Istvan Novak, Senior Principal Engineer at Oracle), he helped to steer the technical direction of the event, which includes three hour short courses (on Monday) as well as technical paper sessions, workshops and panels (on Tuesday and Wednesday).
ADI will also serve as host of the Welcome Reception, which is being held on Tuesday September 12 from 5-7 p.m. on the EXPO hall, featuring food and drinks for attendees who have either come for the entire day or those who are attending EDI CON USA after a day at the office. The exhibition hall will be home to more than 100 exhibitors, including hands-on demonstrations (such as the SI/PI Measurement Lab in the High-Speed Zone) and training and talks in the Frequency Matters Theater.
ADI engineers Del Jones and Michelle Viani will present a short course on Monday, September 11 entitled “Streamline Flexible System Designs with RF Data Converters.” Technical papers from ADI engineers that will be presented on Tuesday and Wednesday include:
- Challenges and Benefits of Implementing UWB Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) in Cable Distribution Systems, Patrick Pratt
- How Complex Modulation, Zero IF and Advanced Algorithms Enable Next Generation Transceiver Radios, David Frizelle
- Massive MIMO and “beamforming”: The signal processing behind the 5G buzzwords, Claire Masterson
- Transmit LO Leakage (LOL)–An Issue of Zero IF That Isn’t Making People Laugh Out Loud, Frank Kearney
ADI’s featured workshops will occur on Wednesday, September 13 from 1-4 p.m., and include:
- All-Electronic Phased Array Design Challenges
- Arrow’s Arria10 SOC Data Acquisition Kit, Using Technology from Intel and Analog Devices
- How ADI’s MEMS Switches Solve Difficult Problems in RF Test Instrumentation and Automatic Test Equipment
- Integrated DPD for Small Cell and Massive MIMO
EDI CON USA 2017 is supported by its primary media sponsors, Microwave Journal and Signal Integrity Journal. More information, including how to register for EDI CON USA 2017, is available at www.ediconusa.com. For future planning, EDI CON USA 2018 will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, Calif.) on October 17-18, 2018.