Past Distinguished Microwave Lecturers

DML 2014 - 2016

Microwave and Millimeter Wave Power Amplifiers: Technology, Applications, Benchmarks, and Future Trends

James Komiak

MTT-5 Microwave High-Power Techniques Committee

Solid State Transistor Device Technology is ubiquitous in communications, radar, electronic warfare, and instrumentation applications.  This presentation will cover Si BJT, Si LDMOS, MESFET, HBT, PHEMT, InP HEMT, MHEMT, and GaN HEMT.  Content includes principles of operation, structures, c...


The Wonderful World of Nonlinearity: Modeling and Characterization of RF and Microwave Circuits

Jose Carlos Pedro

MTT-11 Microwave Measurements Committee

Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, 3810-193, Portugal

Tel: +351 234377900

Despite the many studies that have been undertaken to understand the wonderful world of nonlinearity, most undergraduate electrical engineering programs are still confined to linear analysis and design tools. As a result, the vast majority of microwave designers still cannot profit from the signific...


RF Aspects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Robert Caverly

MTT-17 HF-VHF-UHF Technology Committee

ECE Department, Villanova University, Villanova, PA19085, USA

Tel: +1-610-519-5660
Fax: +1-610-519-4436

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners are an important diagnostic tool for the medical practitioner.  MRI provides a non-invasive means of imaging soft tissues and to obtain real-time images of the cardiovascular system and other dynamic changes in the human body.  MRI scanners rely he...


Integrated Microwave Sensors in SiGe with Antenna in Package: From Concepts to Solutions

Andreas Stelzer

MTT-27 Wireless-Enabled Automotive and Vehicular Applications Committee

Department RF-Systems, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenberger Str. 69, Linz A-4040 , Austria

In the last years wireless sensor systems operating in the microwave and mm-wave range became more and more popular. Automotive radar sensors are still the driving force for a higher integration of mm-wave sensors and thus pave the way for applications even in completely new areas. Especially indust...


DML 2014 - 2015


Natalia Nikolova

MTT-15 Microwave Field Theory Committee

More than 40 years ago Larsen and Jacobi experimented with microwaves in the imaging of canine kidney. Their pioneering work triggered high hopes for a new diagnostic modality in medicine but also identified serious challenges. Research effort in this area continues unabated, focused especially on e...


DML 2010 - 2011

Physical Models for Microwave and Millimeter- Wave CAD

Christopher M. Snowden

MTT-1 Computer Aided Design Committee

Vice Chancellor & Chief Executive, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom, Filtronic Plc., The Waterfront, Salts Mills Road, Saltaire Shipley, BD18 3TT, United Kingdom

Tel: +44-0-1483-689249
Fax: +44-1483-689518

State-of-the-art modeling techniques for microwave and millimeter-wave transistors are presented together with an outline of their application in process-oriented CAD. The presentation will consider MESFET, HBT, and pHEMT devices in the frequency range 900 MHz to 140 GHz....


DML 2007 - 2011

Distributed RF-MEMS Circuits

Scott N. Barker

MTT-21 RF MEMS Committee

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Tel: 434-924-6783

In order to reduce the packaging requirements for RF-MEMS devices we have developed a switched capacitor technology with minimal contact. Although this switched capacitor design results in a reduced capacitance ratio in the range of 5-10 we have also developed circuit designs for phase shifters and ...