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The January issue of IEEE Microwave Magazine is out now!

The January 2024 issue of the IEEE Microwave Magazine is here. It’s a new year! This issue has a great set of features and columns. To get the real overview of this issue please check out the Editor’s Desk column. But for now we will give you an overview.

Our three features have something for everyone with articles on filters, antennas and measurements. Our filter based article covers a wide range of techniques for tunable filters: capacitance tuning, inductive tuning, switching, and active feedback for Q enhancement. Our antenna article teaches us about antennas taking advantage of orbital angular momentum for communication. And our measurements article discusses the challenges of measurement standards and small waveguides at terahertz frequencies.

Next we take a look at our columns. Our President’s Column highlights a new President of the society and a look toward improving diversity plans for 2024. Each President has a year to leave their mark. In other society news we have Education News and webinars. Our Women in Microwaves echoes the diversity call from our new president and reviews a special session from a technical meeting in Japan. The Conference Report covers our 2023 Numerical Electromagnetic and Multiphysics Modeling and Optimization conference – affectionately referred to as NEMO. Next we received an update from our Ombuds Officer with the many ways he has helped members. Sadly, we recently lost John Bandler who has been very active in our society even in his 80s. He is remembered in our In Memoriam column.

Like our features, some columns take more thought. MicroBusiness makes me wonder if the IEEE is an organism or an expanding universe. Our Microwave Surfing considers the Very Short Introductions series of books by Oxford University Press – and with 700 titles there are none on electromagnetism, Maxwell, Hertz or Marconi. Given our entertaining and informative Plenary talk from IMS2023 maybe we could talk Dr. Godshalk into writing one. The Young Professionals column takes a look at a best paper on GaN HEMT modeling considering the progress and details of device modeling methods. This month’s Educator’s Corner takes on circuit design as opposed to device design. Duality exists in electronics and can reflect all the way up to system descriptions such as Class-E and Inverse-Class-E. It is simpler and more insightful than I have made it sound so check it out. Finally our Enigmas, etc. column looks at the input impedance of rectifier circuits. One more step in completing your knowledge of these seemingly simple circuits.

And with Covid hopefully staying a faded crisis please check out our Conference Calendar and let’s all enjoy meeting in person. Meeting in person has been shown to have many benefits.