The Microwave Application Seminars (MicroApps) are scheduled for the Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montréal Convention Center) June 19-21, 2012, as part of IEEE-IMS/MTT-S. MicroApps are a series of concise “application note” technical presentations given by exhibitors that are distinct and separate yet complementary to the IEEE technical sessions.
MicroApps are engineering topics of interest to the microwave community and cover new products, noteworthy state-of-the-art materials, components, measurement tools, and novel manufacturing and design techniques that incorporate the exhibitor’s products and technologies in an application-centric setting.
This year’s program is offering 79 presentations on a diverse range of topics that include hardware, software and test. There will be 76 application notes, two keynote addresses and one panel session Tuesday, Keynote is at 10:05AM “The Next Generation of Communications Design, Validate, and Test”, by Dr. Pierpoint of Agilent eesoft.
This year, Wednesday admission to the exhibit floor and the MicroApps Symposium is free. This means even more can take advantage of the special talks that day, which include a keynote presentation, “James Clerk Maxwell Part II” by Dr. James Rautio and the MJ Panel Session “Device Characterization Methods and Advanced RF/Microwave Design”. Attendees can also grab a whiskey shot Wednesday evening at the industry-hosted reception in honor of Maxwell and his Scotland heritage (sponsored by Sonnet).
MicroApps sessions are open to everyone, thanks to sponsorship by Agilent Technologies. The MicroApps theatre is conveniently located in the midst of the exhibits. The complete and up-to-date MicroApps symposium schedule can be found in the IMS Program Book or online at the http://ims2012.mtt.org  website. A MicroApps CD of the presentations will be available for free to all, and those who are unable to attend in person will be able to order the CD from Agilent, watch the MJ webcast of the Panel Session and view the virtual presentations online at the IEEE TV website.
Come to MicroApps, learn and enjoy. We look forward to seeing you in Montréal Canada.
Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor
May 14, 2012