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Join the 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium in Montreal: The Largest Gathering of Wireless/RF/Microwave Professionals in the World

June 1, 2012 9:34 am | Comments

The 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) together with the RFIC and ARFTG conferences will be held in Montreal, Canada as part of Microwave Week. From 17-22 June, 2012, attendees will experience a technical program that offers the most comprehensive collection of advanced RF/microwave/wireless R&D and the opportunity to peruse the largest exhibition (over 900 booths) of related products as the largest gathering of the industry professionals come together for this annual event.


Controlling Your Phone With Motion

May 31, 2012 11:14 am | by Kent German, CNET | Comments

Hillcrest Labs isn't a household name, but if you have a Roku 2 streaming player (and really, you should) the company has entered your home. Based in Rockville, Md., Hillcrest developed the motion-sensing technology used in Roku's remote. So when you're flipping through menus or playing Angry Birds , Hillcrest is behind how it all works.


CML Microcircuits has Shipped over 1 Million RF Devices

May 31, 2012 6:15 am | Comments

CML Microcircuits has announced that they have shipped more than one million RF devices. The one million milestone is a testament to CML Microcircuits’ on-going success in the niche market of high-performance, low-power RF semiconductors for wireless data and two-way radio markets. Neil Ball – CML’s Director of Sales states “Our RF customers demand market-leading products which exhibit high-performance, flexibility and low power consumption.


Voice-over-LTE Test System Developed

May 31, 2012 5:37 am | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced that the Agilent PXT wireless communications test set is now available for testing voice quality on Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) 4G phones with the Brüel & Kjær PULSE Audio Analyzer and Head and Torso Simulator (HATS). Transporting voice over a packet-based LTE cellular infrastructure poses challenges that make voice-quality testing essential.


New 802.11ad PHY Layer Testing Application Note

May 31, 2012 5:21 am | Comments

What : The  new application note “Solutions for 802.11ad PHY Layer Testing” offers insight into how to enable quick and accurate simulation, generation and analysis of 60 GHz signals with 2 GHz modulation bandwidth.  It is the newest in the series of Agilent’s Power of  X application notes created to provide insight into solving tough measurement problems in unique ways for both the design and manufacturing environments.


Stanford Psychologists Aim to Help Computers Understand You Better

May 30, 2012 1:02 pm | Comments

Language is so much more than a string of words. To understand what someone means, you need context. Consider the phrase, "Man on first." It doesn't make much sense unless you're at a baseball game. Or imagine a sign outside a children's boutique that reads, "Baby sale - One week only!" You easily infer from the situation that the store isn't selling babies but advertising bargains on gear for them.


Rogers Introduces Circuit Materials Solutions at IMS2012

May 30, 2012 10:28 am | Comments

Rogers Corporation and representatives of its Advanced Circuit Materials Division will be at the upcoming 2012 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) to help attendees learn more about Rogers’ wide range of high frequency circuit materials. The 2012 IEEE International Microwave Symposium ( www.


Calling All Gadget Gurus! You Might Want To See This..

May 30, 2012 10:01 am | Comments

More than 15,000 companies, along with countless enthusiasts, researchers and inventors, are developing innovative products with Bluetooth wireless technology. From the wondrous to the wacky, these products promise to make life easier—and sometimes even more fun.    Sony SmartWatch hits the market Sony jumped into the emerging smart watch market at CES in January with a new device named simply the Sony SmartWatch .


Biochip-based Device for Cell Analysis

May 30, 2012 9:42 am | Comments

Inexpensive, portable devices that can rapidly screen cells for leukemia or HIV may soon be possible thanks to a chip that can produce three-dimensional focusing of a stream of cells, according to researchers. "HIV is diagnosed based on counting CD4 cells," said Tony Jun Huang, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics, Penn State.


Coatings with Nanoparticles that Interact with Sunlight and Eliminate Contaminants are Developed

May 30, 2012 9:35 am | Comments

Researchers of the UPNA-Public University of Navarre have developed a type of coating for construction materials. It is based on nanoparticles that interact with sunlight and trigger a chemical reaction that eliminates certain air pollutants. It is reckoned that the reduction in atmospheric pollution could be 90% of nitrogen oxides, 80% of hydrocarbons, and 75% of carbon monoxides emitted.


Microreactors to Produce Explosive Materials

May 30, 2012 9:31 am | Comments

The larger the reaction vessel, the quicker products can be made – or so you might think. Microreactors show just how wrong that assumption is: in fact, they can be used to produce explosive materials – nitroglycerine, for instance – around ten times faster than in conventional vessels, and much more safely as well.


Agilent to Demonstrate Its Newest RF/Microwave Design and Test Products at IMS2012

May 29, 2012 12:53 pm | Comments

Agilent Technologies will demonstrate its newest design and test products for advanced RF and microwave research, development and manufacturing at the 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (Booth 1015), June 17-22, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. “We are really excited about our new tools for circuit-level modeling through system verification for general RF/uW, 4G communications, and aerospace/defense applications,” said Barry Alcorn, Americas market segment manager in Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group.


The Wireless Future of Medicine

May 29, 2012 11:02 am | Comments

Eric Topol says we'll soon use our smartphones to monitor our vital signs and chronic conditions. At TEDMED, he highlights several of the most important wireless devices in medicine's future -- all helping to keep more of us out of hospital beds. Eric Topol is a leading cardiologist who has embraced the study of genomics and the latest advances in technology to treat chronic disease TED Talks     Posted by Janine E.


This May Peak Your Interest - IMS2012

May 29, 2012 10:50 am | Comments

Let's talk technology! Take a look at the cool way these innovative companies are showing off their stuff for IMS2012 in Montreal. Can you guess what social media outlet their using? Here's a hint : their new products may Peak your INTEREST!   Click the images to see more...             Posted by Janine E.


IMS 2012, Montreal: The Wireless Connection

May 29, 2012 10:13 am | by Ramesh K. Gupta (IMS2011 TPC Chair), VP, Satellite Engineering and System Planning, LightSquared | Comments

The International Microwave Symposium (IMS2012) program book arrived in mail the other day, a clear signal that the upcoming 2012 Montreal conference (June 17-22) is not far away.  As I leafed through the colorful information package, I was quite impressed not only with the quality, diversity and scope of the technical program, but also the visible attention to detail.



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