April 21, 2016

Keynote Speakers

“Hetero-integrated GaN MMICs: hot islands in a (Silicon) ocean…”

Dr. Rüdiger Quay

Head of power electronics
Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Solid-State Physics (IAF), Germany


“GaN HEMTs for low-noise amplification — status and challenges”

Dr. Matthias Rudolph

Ulrich-L.-Rohde Professor for RF and Microwave Techniques
Brandenburg University of Technology,  Germany


“Highly Integrated GaAs and GaN MMICs”

Dr Jim Mayock

CEO & Co-Founder
VIPER RF Ltd., United Kingdom


“Modern Methods for Absolute & Residual Phase Noise Tests on CW and Pulsed Signals”

Dr. Wolfgang Wendler

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG



Low phase noise is a prerequisite for range and velocity resolution of modern radar systems. Accurate measurements of phase noise and AM noise of synthesizers, high end oscillators (OCXOs, DROs, …), VCOs and components is needed to improve the performance of these systems. A new measurement technique will be introduced, that provides state of the art measurement sensitivity, speed and flexibility for absolute phase noise as well as for residual/additive phase noise measurement on cw and pulsed signals released in the new phase noise and VCO tester R&S FSWP. In addition, extension to frequencies >50 GHz up to 500 GHz is presented and transient measurements (frequency/phase over time) are shown for characterization of settling effects of PLLs and VCOs or frequency agile RADAR systems.

Dr. Wolfgang Wendler studied physics at the University of Bayreuth and did his PhD thesis in 1996 on nuclear magnetic properties of Pt and Al.  He joined Rohde & Schwarz in 2004 as product manager for signal and spectrum analyzers. Prior to joining R&S, he worked as development engineer for wireless communication transceiver chips at Temic Semiconductor GmbH in Heilbronn and as process engineer at Loewe Opta GmbH.