IEEE Microwave Magazine – April 2023

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The April issue of the IEEE Microwave Magazine is out! This issue features research by women in microwaves. For the real overview check out the Editor’s Desk column but for now I will give a brief summary.

We have some really great features in this issue. The first feature covers near field communication which has become a regular part of our daily lives. The second feature takes us through wireless power transfer with multiple antennas. Our third feature is a wireless sensing feature looking at how dielectric constant and loss versus frequency can help us understand differences in biological material and cancers. And our fourth feature is about oscillator circuits and how LC oscillators can have relatively low noise but operate over a broad band and still be tuned.

Next we get into the columns. Our columns about our society can begin with the President’s Column. This month our president discusses committees in our society such as Young Professionals , Education and the Distinguished Microwave Instructor program and our Membership and Geographic Activities. There is a lot going on for members. Our Society News column focuses on reports from our RF Nanotechnology and our Integrated Circuits committees. Our Conference Report covers the Advanced Materials and Processes workshop. And our Women in Microwaves column covers the history of women in technology. From Hedy Lamarr who has a patent on random coded secure communications to many of the women in our society such as Drs. Zaki, Popovic, Katehi, Schreurs and Henderson.

We also have a fascinating set of columns in this issue which will make you think. Our MicroBusiness is always good for some mental exercise. What is your tribe? Is your tribe the best at everything or just some things? Our Book Reviews column tackles filter design, one of the cornerstones of microwave networks, and software used to assist filter design. Black holes are fascinating and our Around the Globe column discusses the history and science of black holes. What’s on your event horizon? Now our Educator’s Corner compares a commercial vector network analyzer with the NanoVNA. Finally our Enigma’s, etc. column covers the solution to last month’s rectifier problem.

Enjoy the magazine and don’t forget to check out the Conference Calendar!

Summary by Alfy Riddle, Ph.D., Quanergy Solutions, Inc.

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