MTT-S Microwave Newsletter, March 2017

Mar 16, 2017

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's DAHI (Diverse Accessible Heterogeneous Integration) continues to push the limits in on-chip integration, new materials, and improved silicon and gallium nitride technology to address critical challenges for next-generation microwave and millimeter-wave systems.

Call for Nominations

The MTT-S Nominations and Appointments Committee seeks nominations for officers, committee chairs, and committee members. Volunteer for publications, conferences, activities, standards, education, and awards.


Once-bulky radars have become small and portable, suitable for field use in healthcare, care for the elderly, veterinary medicine, human-computer interactions, structural monitoring, indoor tracking, and wind-power engineering.

Call for Papers

April 30 is the deadline for submitting papers to the MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes (Pavia, Italy, 20-22 Sept. 2017), co-sponsored by the European Microwave Association (EuMA). 

THz Technology

New sampling algorithm uses a linear optical delay line and increased sampling in regions of interest (such as edges) to reduce sampling time by a factor of 2 to 3, with only slight degradation in accuracy. 

Future Meetings

Registrants for the 2017 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium will meet 4-6 June in Honolulu, HI, and kick off Microwave Week with workshops, technical sessions, and plenary talks on "Deployment Realities of 5G" and "RFIC/Silicon-based Phased Arrays and Transceivers for 5G." 


A novel broadband slot antenna weighing less than 15 g produces excellent wireless energy harvesting performance, with a conversion efficiency of up to 60% and an efficiency figure of merit of 37.6 dB for tested incident power density. 


MTT-S offers financial assistance to support research, study, and travel. The next deadline is 5 April, for undergraduates seeking scholarships for Fall 2017. 


Subterahertz nanosecond laser-driven switches have characteristics valuable for nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. But what are the heat-dissipation limits on the input power? 

Coming Up

Upcoming MTT-S-sponsored meetings include Integrated Nonlinear Microwave and Millimeter-wave Circuits (ICMIM, Graz, 20-21 Apr.); Wireless and Microwave Technologies (WAMICON, 24-25 April, Cocoa Beach, FL); Wireless Power Transfer (WPTC, Taipei, 10-12 May).

New Products

Ku- and Ka-Band Silicon Multi-Function Core ICs

Coming in 3Q 2017 from Anokiwave, AWMF-0117 Ku-band and AWMF-0116 Ka-band silicon core IC solutions. Flexible configuration with singlel/dual antennas and external front end, Tx/Rx half duplex, 6-bit phase and gain control in 10.5-15 GHz (Ku band) and 26-30 GHz (Ka band) ranges. 

THz Technology
Introduction to Terahertz Technology, Parts 1 & 2
Listen to free archive recordings of Peter H. Siegel's comprehensive two-part Introduction to "Terahertz (THz) Technology  and Applications." Dr. Siegel is a researcher who has held appointments at the California Institute of Technology, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Members of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society who want to share information about events, conferences, contests, publications, or other topics of interest to MTT-S colleagues are invited to e-mail Newsletter Working Group chair Xun Gong ( and newsletter editor Douglas McCormick (

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