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DARPA’s “Diverse Accessible Heterogeneous Integration” Revolution

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s DAHI (Diverse Accessible Heterogeneous Integration) continues to push the limits in on-chip integration, new materials, and improved silicon and gallium nitride technology to address critical challenges for next-generation microwave and millimeter-wave systems.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Candidates for MTT-S Leadership

The MTT-S Nominations and Appointments Committee seeks nominations for officers, committee chairs, and committee members. Volunteer for publications, conferences, activities, standards, education, and awards.

TECHNOLOGY Portable Short-Range Radars Reviewed

Once-bulky radars have become small and portable, suitable for field use in healthcare, care for the elderly, veterinary medicine, human-computer interactions, structural monitoring, indoor tracking, and wind-power engineering.

CALL FOR PAPERS Advanced Materials and Processes, Pavia, 20-22 Sept.

April 30 is the deadline for submitting papers to the MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes (Pavia, Italy, 20-22 Sept. 2017), co-sponsored by the European Microwave Association (EuMA).

THZ TECHNOLOGY Adaptive Sampling for Time-Domain Spectroscopy

New sampling algorithm uses a linear optical delay line and increased sampling in regions of interest (such as edges) to reduce sampling time by a factor of 2 to 3, with only slight degradation in accuracy.

FUTURE MEETINGS Catch the 5G Wave at RFIC2017, Honolulu, 4-6 June

Registrants for the 2017 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium will meet 4-6 June in Honolulu, HI, and kick off Microwave Week with workshops, technical sessions, and plenary talks on “Deployment Realities of 5G” and “RFIC/Silicon-based Phased Arrays and Transceivers for 5G.”

TECHNOLOGY Rectenna Design for Harvesting Energy in Mobile Bands

A novel broadband slot antenna weighing less than 15 g produces excellent wireless energy harvesting performance, with a conversion efficiency of up to 60% and an efficiency figure of merit of 37.6 dB for tested incident power density.

ASSISTANCE Scholarship Applications Due 5 April for Fall 2017

MTT-S offers financial assistance to support research, study, and travel. The next deadline is 5 April, for undergraduates seeking scholarships for Fall 2017.

TECHNOLOGY Heating Limits on Laser-Driven Nanosecond Switches

Subterahertz nanosecond laser-driven switches have characteristics valuable for nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. But what are the heat-dissipation limits on the input power?

COMING UP INMMIC Nonlinear Circuits, WAMICON Wireless

Upcoming MTT-S-sponsored meetings include Integrated Nonlinear Microwave and Millimeter-wave Circuits (ICMIM, Graz, 20-21 Apr.); Wireless and Microwave Technologies (WAMICON, 24-25 April, Cocoa Beach, FL); Wireless Power Transfer (WPTC, Taipei, 10-12 May).

NEW PRODUCTS Ku- and Ka-Band Silicon Multi-Function Core ICs

Coming in 3Q 2017 from Anokiwave, AWMF-0117 Ku-band and AWMF-0116 Ka-band silicon core IC solutions. Flexible configuration with singlel/dual antennas and external front end, Tx/Rx half duplex, 6-bit phase and gain control in 10.5-15 GHz (Ku band) and 26-30 GHz (Ka band) ranges.

THZ TECHNOLOGY Introduction to Terahertz Technology, Parts 1 & 2

Listen to free archive recordings of Peter H. Siegel’s comprehensive two-part Introduction to “Terahertz (THz) Technology and Applications.” Dr. Siegel is a researcher who has held appointments at the California Institute of Technology, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Have Something to Share With MTT-S Colleagues?

Members of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society who want to share information about events, conferences, contests, publications, or other topics of interest to MTT-S colleagues are invited to e-mail Newsletter Working Group chair Xun Gong (xun.gong@ucf.edu) and newsletter editor Douglas McCormick (douglas.mccormick.us@ieee.org).