BOSTON — EDICON, a conference that combines RF/microwave with signal integrity/power integrity, took place here from September 11 through 13, 2017. EDICON 2017 was the second such event in the U.S., having first appeared in China. While the conference sessions were equally divided between RF/microwave and SI/PI, the exhibits were decidedly slanted toward wireless, with a bevy of exhibits showing an array of microwave components.
Sure, there was test equipment, and we'll highlight that on the next page, but what's revealing about EDICON 2017 is who was absent. More about that after the photos and videos. Clicking on any photo will open a larger image in a new window.
This quadrature hybrid from Response Microwave lets you produce I/Q signals so common in digital modulation. The RMHY3.500Nf covers 250 MHz to 500 MHz with 3-dB coupling.
Response Microwave also exhibited an accessory kit for vector network analyzer (VNAs). Such kits include connectors, terminators (short, open, through), and a torque wrench. Because VNAs work at very high frequencies, connectors mush be tightened to a specified torque.
Times Microwave had two booths at EDICON. One featured tables designed for test applications. This set shows the composition of many cables.
Power amplifiers, such as these from RF-Lambda, cover millimeter-wave frequencies, which are under consideration for use in 5G radios.
Antenna manufacturer Lexiwave exhibited several of its designs, including this one for IoT devices made on a PCB.
Analog Devices featured several products at EDICON, most aimed at RF and 5G. Here's a demonstration of a Radar prototype system.
We all know how much the military depends on RF communications. To make that point, one distributor built this military base complete with working trains.