EDI CON USA 2016 News

Dr. Eli Brookner to Serve as Chair of EDI CON USA 2016 and Present Short Course

Radar industry icon joins EDI CON USA conference program

April 5, 2016 (Norwood, Mass.) - EDI CON USA 2016, a conference that brings together engineers working on high-frequency analog and high-speed digital designs, taking place September 20-22 in Boston, Mass. at the Hynes Convention Center, is pleased to announce Dr. Eli Brookner’s participation as Honorary Chair. As part of his participation, Dr. Brookner will also teach a short course at the conference, covering advancements in phased array and MIMO radar technology.

As Chair, Dr. Brookner will open the conference’s plenary session on Tuesday September 20th , offering his insights on today’s design challenges and setting the tone for this inaugural event in the US. EDI CON 2016 will feature a technical track on radar technology including the latest in semiconductor technology (GaN and CMOS control devices), device and system design, and measurement/modeling of radar components and systems. The program will benefit engineers from local New England defense companies and research organizations such as Raytheon, BAE, Lockheed Martin, Mercury Systems, Cobham, Harris, MIT Lincoln Labs and MITRE, as well as other international defense companies/organizations such as Northrop Grumman and Georgia Institute of Technology, and it provides a chance for engineers to network with experts in the field. As part of this track, Dr. Brookner will present a two-hour short course on Thursday September 22nd, providing direction for next-generation radar designs.

Dr. Brookner is renowned for his contributions to radar technology. He retired from Raytheon as principal engineering fellow in 2014 after a long and distinguished career spanning more than 50 years. He has contributed to radars for air traffic control, defense, space and navigation – virtually every major defense radar program. Dr. Brookner has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including Fellow of the IEEE, AIAA, and MSS; the 2006 IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technology and Application; and the 2003 IEEE Warren White Award. He has written numerous papers and articles and four books on radar systems, phased arrays and tracking. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the City College of New York and his master’s and Dr.Sc. from Columbia University.

Building on four successful years in China, the EDI CON event platform is launching in the USA starting in Boston, Mass. where there is a high concentration of electronic design engineers including both high-frequency and high-speed digital designers. Organizers expect to attract more than 3,000 attendees during the 3-day event with close to 100 technical presentations, including workshops and panels. The technical sessions will be organized around tracks that are focused on RF & microwave design, high-speed digital design, measurement & modeling, systems engineering, and 5G advanced communications. The EDI CON USA Call for Papers is open until April 15, 2016, and instructions for submitting an abstract are available at www.ediconusa.com/papers2016. Information about exhibition space and sponsorship is available at www.ediconusa.com/exhibitors.asp

EDI CON is an industry-driven conference/exhibition targeting RF, microwave, EMC/EMI, and high-speed digital design engineers and system integrators developing products for today's communication, computing, RFID, wireless, navigation, aerospace and related markets. The technical program and exhibition includes the leading international RFIC, component and material manufacturers, semiconductor foundries, EDA software and test equipment/solution providers. The conference features the most recent trends in high-frequency electronics and wireless communication technology, addressing all aspects of design, simulation and test verification through an understanding of system requirements for wireless communication networks such as small cell infrastructure, SATCOM and microwave backhaul.

About Horizon House
Horizon House is an experienced and well-established organizer of targeted events, including European Microwave Week (EuMW) on behalf of the European Microwave Association (EuMA), and several major microwave related conferences/exhibitions such as the RF/Microwave, M2M and Microwave Backhaul Zones at CTIA.

Microwave Journal, a Horizon House Publication, will actively promote and publicize EDI CON USA 2016 to engineers, technology companies and academia, while also providing input from, and a link to, the wider high speed, high frequency, RF and microwave community.
For information on the conference program, ongoing updates and major announcements or to register for EDI CON USA 2016 visit: www.EDICONUSA.com.

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