Nuno Borges Carvalho is a Full Professor at the Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal and a Senior Research Scientist with the Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Universidade de Aveiro, where he coordinates the wireless communication thematic area and the Radio Systems Group. He coauthored Intermodulation in Microwave and Wireless Circuits (Artech House, 2003) and Microwave and Wireless Measurement Techniques (Cambridge Press, 2013). He has been a reviewer and author of over 200 papers in magazines and conferences. Heco-holds four patents. His main research interests include software-defined radio front-ends, wireless power transmission, nonlinear distortion analysis in microwave/wireless circuits and systems, and measurement of nonlinear phenomena. He has recently been involved in the design of dedicated radios and systems for newly emerging wireless technologies. Dr. Borges Carvalho is the chair of the IEEE MTT-11 Technical Committee. He is a member of IEEE MTT-20, MTT-24, and MTT-26. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Microwave Magazine and the chair of the URSI-Portugal Metrology Group.
Emerging Wireless Technologies have an impact on nowadays microwave characterization technologies, the change in paradigm from analog to digital and from RF to DC, has a strong impact in the way nonlinear microwave characterization is seen. In this talk a general overview of these technologies is presented, focusing on Software Defined Radio and on RF-DC converters for Wireless Power Transmission, and despite its apparent differences, nonlinear characterization will be presented as an integrated view on how to model and how to characterize those components.