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New mm-Wave/5G Antenna Course Coming to San Jose This August

Instructor Steve Best will present his new course, 5G, mm-Wave Antenna Integration & Test Techniques, this August 21-22 in San Jose, CA. This two day course provides participants with coverage of antenna, integration, test, and propagation topics associated with millimeter Wave (mm-Wave) and 5G applications. The course provides an understanding of antenna property definitions, antenna fundamentals and considerations, antenna types and mm-Wave propagation. The course provides information on how antenna properties and propagation characteristics affect communication systems. Topics also covered include how to test and measure mm-Wave antenna performance.

What Will 5G Be? Free Webcast March 2

Besser Associates is pleased to offer a free webcast on 5G on March 2 at 9AM Pacific Time. This webinar will provide an overview of areas 5G will address.  We will begin with a discussion on the shortcomings of present day cellular systems to highlight the items needing to be addressed in 5G.  Provide the overall 5G goals and pillar use cases as defined by ITU.  Several deployment options will be provided and summary of the 3GPP scenarios provided.  Key system parameters will be discussed and the impact of 5G to a Cloud-RAN network architecture will be highlighted. 

Free Webcast December 6: MMIC Design Overview

Instructor Ali Darwish will present a free live MMIC Design Overview webinar with Microwave Journal Magazine this December 6th at 8AM Pacific/11AM Eastern. This webinar gives an overview of some of the practical strategies required to achieve success in the design of monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs). The following topics will be covered: The advantages and limitations of MMIC Designs. Active device modeling. Calculating the lifetime of MMICs. Modeling passive components. Preventing unwanted oscillations.