I’m home after an excellent week at the International Microwave Symposium in Baltimore. One of the key highlights: Our engineers and scientists had more than 1,000 interactions with attendees from industry and academia. Another: We participated in 30 workshops, papers, panels and seminars. And we demonstrated a variety of products—including our latest and greatest—that can help designers measure at the leading edge of technology.
For us, Microwave Week is always important. It’s a time for the industry to congregate, learn about the latest innovations, explore future research, visit with old friends and make new ones.
Of course, the work of Microwave Week is never done. Our theme for the week was a continuation of the past four years: “Connect Expert to Expert.” That’s a shorthand way to express what we value: connecting the leading engineers and scientists in our company with those in other organizations. When that happens, the magic of innovation is set free because we, along with the other software and measurement vendors, are enablers of the new solutions you seek.
So, a fun and interesting week is behind us. The booth is back in storage and the equipment is off to other users for demonstrations and evaluations. Our experts, however, are on the road again. They’ll be presenting our technical material as they continue to connect with others in industry. Along the way, they’ll be engaging in more of the one-on-one, expert-to-expert conversations that spark fresh ideas and innovations.
That’s all for now. I’m already looking forward to next year when we’ll gather together in Montreal, Quebec. And one final note to Baltimore: Thanks for the crab cakes and crab-stuffed veal. I’ll be back soon.
I love Bluetooth. Little did I know, seventeen years ago when I was assigned my first project to write about the origins of Bluetooth and the viking that inspired the name that it would bring so much joy and convenience to my life
The main point of this blog is to point out that there is a major shift in LDMOS technology for cellular applications and the device operating voltage is changing from the current 28V range up into the 48V region.
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