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Elektra Awards 2014 427Elektra Awards 2014 

Thank you to everyone, and particularly al the sponsors, who made the 2014 event such a success. See www.elektraawards.co.uk

Celebrating product innovation and business success in the industry for more than a decade, the Elektra Awards is recognised as the best promotional platform to celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies across the electronics industry.

Time to be part of the Elektra 2015 success story!

See also:

Gallery: Elektra Awards 2014 Winners >>

Gallery: Elektra Awards 2014 Event Highlights and Entertainment >>

Gallery: Elektra Awards 2014 Guests and Attendees >>

News: Elektra Awards 2014 – Winners listed in full >>


Mar
11
Wed
CS International 2015 – RF-Electronics – Frankfurt @ Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Mar 11 – Mar 12 all-day

cs international conferenceCS International 2015 runs 11-12 March 2014 at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel in Frankfurt am Main.

The potential of GaN in the RF arena has never been in doubt. But does it now satisfy all the requirements for deployment in the most taxing situations? This is the question posed by the organisers.

Location:

Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Hugo-Eckener-Ring 15 – Flughafen/Terminal 1
60549
Frankfurt am Main
Germany

The organisers write:

2 days, 6 themes, 34 presentations

CS International 2015 will provide timely, comprehensive coverage of every important sector within the compound semiconductor industry.

The fifth CS International conference will build on the success of its predecessors, with industry-leading insiders delivering more than 30 presentations spanning six sectors.

Together, these talks will detail breakthroughs in device technology; offer insights into the current status and the evolution of compound semiconductor devices; and provide details of advances in tools and processes that will help to drive up fab yields and throughputs.

Attendees at this two-day conference will gain an up-to-date overview of the status of the CS industry, and have many opportunities to meet many other key players within this community.

Register »

 

 

Mar
17
Tue
Rohde & Schwarz Seminar – Demystifying The Vector Network Analyser – Leeds @ Weetwood Hall, Leeds
Mar 17 all-day

Demystifying the Vector Network AnalyzerRohde & Schwarz is running a one day fundamentals training course on the practical use and understanding of vector network analysers. It is free to attend.

It takes place on Tuesday 17 March 2015, and the location is Weetwood Hall, Leeds

The seminar is designed for engineers that are new to the field of network analysis or require a refresh to increase efficiency in day to day work, and will impart the features available from a modern network analyser platform.

The organisers write:

It will cover the basics of connector systems, S-Parameter measurements and the need for user calibration in practical network analyser measurements and the use of time domain to understand test fixtures in greater detail. It explores the topic of measurement uncertainties, verifications kits and use of the R&S uncertainty calculation tool, “VNAMUC” to gain further insight into measurement accuracies. Finally,
it will touch on some modern applications of network analysers, e.g. absolute power measurements of amplifiers. Each section will comprise of a presentation explaining the topic and an accompanying live practical demonstration.

  • Essentials in connectors and good handling
  • Network analyser fundamentals and S-parameter basics
  • Introduction to error correction and user calibration
  • Time domain reflectometry and offset embedding in practical applications
  • Introduction to measurement uncertainty and verification tools
  • Basic amplifier measurements and power calibration with a network analyser

The event will offer the opportunity for participants to meet local experts from Rohde & Schwarz and discuss topics in more detail on the day. The afternoon will finish with a Q&A session where all presenters will take and answer questions from the audience.

The course is being held at Weetwood Hall, Leeds on Tuesday 17th March 2015

Registration for the seminar will start at 9.00 and aim to finish at 16.30. Buffet lunch will be provided.

Visit www.customer.rohde-schwarz.com/en/Demysifying_Vector_Network_Analyzer to register to attend.

 

 

Mar
23
Mon
University of Surrey – Emerging Technologies in Mobile Communications – Guildford @ University of Surrey
Mar 23 – Jun 25 all-day

university of surreyThe University of Surrey in Guildford is running a series of short Professional Development courses. The university writes:

Courses can be given as part of a regular programme, organised in conjunction with a professional body, or devised specifically for the needs of a particular organisation.

Some of these courses can form part of an MSc in Electronic Engineering. Courses can be taken on a one-off basis or as part of the MSc via short courses.

For Emerging Technologies in Mobile Communications:

In this short course, we will discuss the principles of emerging technologies that have been studied in recent years and are about to be deployed in commercial products and services. A team of prestigious academic and industrial lecturer will present the foundations and the trend for widespread deployment of advanced concepts such as MIMO/OFDM systems, Cooperative Communications, Cognitive Radio, Advanced Air Interface techniques such as small cells (including femtocells, picocells and metrocells), and etc.

The course is intended for new recruits of telecommunication and related industries with an engineering or any related science degree who will work in R&D, sales and, and technical support. The course will be also suitable for those who might be interested in doing a part-time master program. So, there will be sufficient overlap between this course and our standard Mobile Communications A/B course. However, the presentation will be customized for industrial audiences with strong emphasize on the concepts and industrial applications.

Discounts are given for IET and IEEE members.

The full list of courses is:

Digital Signal Processing 22-26 September 2014
IP Networking Protocols and Technologies 10-14 November 2014 4 places left
Antennas and Propagation 17-21 November 2014
Modern Radar Theory and Practice 24-28 November 2014
Microwave Circuit and System Design 23-27 February 2015
Emerging Technologies in Mobile Communications 23-27 March 2015
Satellite Communications 20-24 April 2015
Smart Cities 11-15 May 2015
Statistical Signal Processing 20-22 May 2015
RF Circuit and Systems Design 6-10 July 2015
Spacecraft Systems Design 13-17 July 2015

For more information see: www.surrey.ac.ukhttp://www.surrey.ac.uk/ee/pd

Mar
24
Tue
Motiv8 – RF & Wireless Design Forum – Cambridge @ Moller Centre
Mar 24 all-day

LED & Lighting RF & Wireless March 24th Cambridge

The Motiv8 Forum for LED & Lighting and RF & Wireless Design is a free one day technical forum for engineers – covering the latest technology and innovation on RF & Wireless / LED & Lighting Design

It is free to attend and is taking place on the 24th of March in Cambridge and the 26th of March in Oxford

It consists of (AM) Technical Presentations and (PM) Technical Workshops and is supported by all day networking and desktop exhibition area.

Join Outsource Electronics, Coilcraft, Ineltek, Linear Technologies, Universal Science, Rutronik, Analog Devices, TUV SUD, Women’s Engineering Society, EBV, Binder, Solid State Supplies, Microchip, Yokogawa, Institute of Engineering Design, APC Hero, ACTE, ANT Telecom…

For full event information see www.motiv8forums.com

Register for LED & Lighting / RF & Wireless March 24th Cambridge »

 

Mar
25
Wed
MATLAB Virtual Conference – online
Mar 25 all-day
MATLAB Virtual Conference - online

This year’s MATLAB Virtual Conference takes place on Wednesday, March 25 and registration is now open for the event. More than 13,000 people registered for the 2014 event, says MATLAB.

The MATLAB Virtual Conference is described as a free, online event featuring live sessions on MATLAB and Simulink by experts.

There are four tracks, covering all experience levels:

Introduction to MATLAB and Simulink
MathWorks engineers demonstrate the core capabilities of the MATLAB and Simulink product families. This introductory content helps you learn the basics so that you can get started quickly.

What’s New
MathWorks engineers highlight new features and capabilities, including a new graphics system, increased support for big data, and source control integration in MATLAB. The engineers also present new features for accelerating model building, running consecutive simulations, and testing with graphical controls and displays in Simulink. A spotlight on signal processing and communications will showcase new capabilities for RF-to-antenna-to-bits design, over-the-air testing of wireless systems, streaming for real-time DSP applications, and simplified signal processing for data analysts.

Data Analytics
Data is fueling the future, but extracting value from data still has many challenges, including accessing data in disparate sources, cleaning and merging data, applying machine learning algorithms, and integrating analytics with enterprise systems. Learn how MATLAB is used to meet these challenges, enabling organizations to gain deeper insights and make more informed decisions.

MATLAB and Simulink in Academia
Hands-on learning inspires students and gives them practical experience inside and outside the classroom. Attend presentations that cover techniques and best practices for integrating MATLAB and Simulink into your curriculum and research.

You can watch presentations from MATLAB Virtual Conference 2014.

Mar
26
Thu
Motiv8 – RF & Wireless Design Forum – Oxford @ William F1 Centre, Oxford
Mar 26 all-day

LED & Lighting RF & Wireless March 26th Oxford

The Motiv8 Forum for LED & Lighting and RF & Wireless Design is a free one day technical forum for engineers – covering the latest technology and innovation on RF & Wireless / LED & Lighting Design

It is free to attend and is taking place on the 24th of March in Cambridge and the 26th of March in Oxford

It consists of (AM) Technical Presentations and (PM) Technical Workshops and is supported by all day networking and desktop exhibition area.

Join Outsource Electronics, Coilcraft, Ineltek, Linear Technologies, Universal Science, Rutronik, Analog Devices, TUV SUD, Women’s Engineering Society, EBV, Binder, Solid State Supplies, Microchip, Yokogawa, Institute of Engineering Design, APC Hero, ACTE, ANT Telecom…

For full event information see www.motiv8forums.com

Register for LED & Lighting / RF & Wireless March 26th Oxford »

 

Apr
13
Mon
University of Surrey – Spacecraft Systems Design – Guildford @ University of Surrey
Apr 13 – Apr 17 all-day

university of surreyThe University of Surrey in Guildford is running a series of short Professional Development courses. The university writes:

Courses can be given as part of a regular programme, organised in conjunction with a professional body, or devised specifically for the needs of a particular organisation.

Some of these courses can form part of an MSc in Electronic Engineering. Courses can be taken on a one-off basis or as part of the MSc via short courses.

For Spacecraft Systems Design:

This intensive 5 day course provides delegates with an introduction to the engineering aspects of satellite and mission design – with particular emphasis on the design of small low-cost satellites.
It will be assumed that delegates have a basic understanding of orbits and spacecraft dynamics.

Through a series of intensive lectures and exercises, the course aims to give an introduction to the design and construction of spacecraft, showing how the mission, and the space environment itself constrain the engineering.

Delegates should leave the course with a knowledge of:
• The Space Environment & its Effects;
• Spacecraft Platform Systems & Design;
• Satellite Manufacture & Testing
• Applications of Small, Low-Cost Satellites
• Space Mission Analysis & Design

Discounts are given for IET and IEEE members.

The full list of courses is:

Digital Signal Processing 22-26 September 2014
IP Networking Protocols and Technologies 10-14 November 2014 4 places left
Antennas and Propagation 17-21 November 2014
Modern Radar Theory and Practice 24-28 November 2014
Microwave Circuit and System Design 23-27 February 2015
Emerging Technologies in Mobile Communications 23-27 March 2015
Satellite Communications 20-24 April 2015
Smart Cities 11-15 May 2015
Statistical Signal Processing 20-22 May 2015
RF Circuit and Systems Design 6-10 July 2015
Spacecraft Systems Design 13-17 July 2015

For more information see: www.surrey.ac.ukhttp://www.surrey.ac.uk/ee/pd

Apr
20
Mon
University of Surrey – Satellite Communications – Guildford @ University of Surrey
Apr 20 – Apr 24 all-day

university of surreyThe University of Surrey in Guildford is running a series of short Professional Development courses. The university writes:

Courses can be given as part of a regular programme, organised in conjunction with a professional body, or devised specifically for the needs of a particular organisation.

Some of these courses can form part of an MSc in Electronic Engineering. Courses can be taken on a one-off basis or as part of the MSc via short courses.

For Satellite Communications:

This popular and intensive course provides delegates with an in-depth background of satellite communication techniques as well as a state of the art update on key emerging technologies and future systems. The course is ideal for engineers practising within the Satellite Communications field or for those in allied fields requiring an update in this area.  Discounts are given for IET and IEEE members (proof of membership needed)

The course usually books up early so please telephone or send us an email to make a provisional registration.

Through a series of intensive lectures and a hands-on project the course aims to:

  • Provide an in-depth treatment of satellite communication systems operation and planning.
  • Provide in-depth understanding of modern satellite multiple access, modulation and coding schemes.
  • Review the state of the art in new research areas such as speech and video coding, satellite networking and satellite personal communications.

Discounts are given for IET and IEEE members.

The full list of courses is:

Digital Signal Processing 22-26 September 2014
IP Networking Protocols and Technologies 10-14 November 2014 4 places left
Antennas and Propagation 17-21 November 2014
Modern Radar Theory and Practice 24-28 November 2014
Microwave Circuit and System Design 23-27 February 2015
Emerging Technologies in Mobile Communications 23-27 March 2015
Satellite Communications 20-24 April 2015
Smart Cities 11-15 May 2015
Statistical Signal Processing 20-22 May 2015
RF Circuit and Systems Design 6-10 July 2015
Spacecraft Systems Design 13-17 July 2015

For more information see: www.surrey.ac.ukhttp://www.surrey.ac.uk/ee/pd

Apr
21
Tue
National Electronics Week – NEC, Birmingham @ NEC, Birmingham
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
National Electronics Week - NEC, Birmingham @ NEC, Birmingham | Marston Green | United Kingdom

Now in its 8th year the Annual National Electronics Week (NEW) Exhibition will be taking up residence once again at the NEC, Birmingham on 21-22 April 2015.

With an extra 400 meters of floorspace this year, the event will offer more exhibitors and more technical content than ever before.

Claire Saunders, director of the event explains the choice of venue: “The NEC has always worked well for us, it is in the heart of the UK meaning that getting there is easy for everyone whether they are coming by car, train and even our international exhibitors and visitors can fly right to the doorstep, its all about making it as easy as possible for everyone in the industry to access the value that this show provides.”

Staying with their winning formula of splitting the show into four sectors, here is what is on offer this year:

Component & Power

With exhibiting companies such as Wurth Electronics, TDK Lambda, Geyer Electronics and Ecopac there will be opportunities for students to talk to those currently working in the industry and see what the latest developments are.
The Electronics Component Supply Network (ESCN) will be hosting the seminar program including topics such as wearable technology, lighting, the internet things and energy efficiency.

Design & Test

Industry leaders in this sector who are exhibiting include Rohde& Schwarz, Aspen Electronics, Keysight Technologies, National Instruments, JTAG, Teledyne Lecroy and many more. Again students will be able to meet with the experts on the stands and even take the opportunity to start thinking about companies they may wish to apply to.
The PXI Show will be incorporated into this area where there will have a room showcasing the four stages of the PXI process (modules, chassis & controllers, software & system integration). There will also be Test & Measurements Masterclasses from Electronics World Magazine.

Embedded & Software

This area will be made up of key exhibitors & technical content with a full seminar program from The Embedded Masterclass in conjunction with Vehicle Electronics with speakers such as Freescale.

Production & EMS

Exhibitors here include BAE Systems, Advanced Rework Technology, Europlacer, Etek-Europe & Pace Europe. And the content program is as impressive as the line up. NPL & SMART GROUP are coming together to provide the Printing & Assembly Automatic Optical Inspection Experience and we also have the N.E.W. Hand Soldering Competition, open to all and with an adjudicating panel of IPC accredited trainers from Advanced Rework Technology and E-Tek Technical Services. This year’s winner will receive a high tech prize and the annual trophy.

Tickets to the exhibition including all seminars are free of charge, as is parking and wifi, you can register for yours at www.new-expo.co.uk/newuk/

 

 

May
11
Mon
University of Surrey – Smart Cities – Guildford @ University of Surrey
May 11 – May 15 all-day

university of surreyThe University of Surrey in Guildford is running a series of short Professional Development courses. The university writes:

Courses can be given as part of a regular programme, organised in conjunction with a professional body, or devised specifically for the needs of a particular organisation.

Some of these courses can form part of an MSc in Electronic Engineering. Courses can be taken on a one-off basis or as part of the MSc via short courses.

Discounts are given for IET and IEEE members.

The full list of courses is:

Digital Signal Processing 22-26 September 2014
IP Networking Protocols and Technologies 10-14 November 2014 4 places left
Antennas and Propagation 17-21 November 2014
Modern Radar Theory and Practice 24-28 November 2014
Microwave Circuit and System Design 23-27 February 2015
Emerging Technologies in Mobile Communications 23-27 March 2015
Satellite Communications 20-24 April 2015
Smart Cities 11-15 May 2015
Statistical Signal Processing 20-22 May 2015
RF Circuit and Systems Design 6-10 July 2015
Spacecraft Systems Design 13-17 July 2015

For more information see: www.surrey.ac.ukhttp://www.surrey.ac.uk/ee/pd

May
12
Tue
Device Developers’ Conference – Reading @ Hilton Reading
May 12 all-day

Machine to Machine Communication IoT in The Real WorldThis year’s Device Developers’ Conference – the UK conference for developers of intelligent systems and devices – is being held at four different locations:

  • 12th May Reading (England)
  • 14th May Cambridge (England)
  • 2nd June Manchester (England)
  • 4th June Uphall (Scotland)

As an example of content, there is a Machine to Machine Communication IoT in The Real World presentation:

This presentation will explore the many options for machine to machine communication. It will look at options such as Wifi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, Wimax, Lte and HSPA and it will evaluate each in terms of throughput, range, coverage, power consumption, devices per network, security, topology, connection and reliability.

Presented by Solid State Solutions, this presentation will also discuss hardware and software options as well as exploring options for Device to Cloud connectivity and security.

Other points to note:
• Free Book Offer – How to Develop Reliable Embedded Systems
• Delivering Live Imagery From Some of The Remotest Parts of the Globe
• IDS To Sponsor The UK Device Developers’ Conference 2015
• The Conference Will Visit Scotland Once Again
• Pico Technology to Demonstrate New USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Oscilloscope
• Is it Supposed To Do that ? – Testing and Debugging Embedded Systems
• Lauterbach Debug Tools to Support NXP LPC54100 Microcontrollers

The Conference, including the agenda of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to attend, although pre-registration is required to reserve a seat. There is a charge of £75+VAT for each of the half-day workshops.

For more info, see www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

May
14
Thu
Device Developers’ Conference – Cambridge @ The Belfry Hotel, Cambourne
May 14 all-day

Machine to Machine Communication IoT in The Real WorldThis year’s Device Developers’ Conference – the UK conference for developers of intelligent systems and devices – is being held at four different locations:

  • 12th May Reading (England)
  • 14th May Cambridge (England)
  • 2nd June Manchester (England)
  • 4th June Uphall (Scotland)

As an example of content, there is a Machine to Machine Communication IoT in The Real World presentation:

This presentation will explore the many options for machine to machine communication. It will look at options such as Wifi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, Wimax, Lte and HSPA and it will evaluate each in terms of throughput, range, coverage, power consumption, devices per network, security, topology, connection and reliability.

Presented by Solid State Solutions, this presentation will also discuss hardware and software options as well as exploring options for Device to Cloud connectivity and security.

Other points to note:
• Free Book Offer – How to Develop Reliable Embedded Systems
• Delivering Live Imagery From Some of The Remotest Parts of the Globe
• IDS To Sponsor The UK Device Developers’ Conference 2015
• The Conference Will Visit Scotland Once Again
• Pico Technology to Demonstrate New USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Oscilloscope
• Is it Supposed To Do that ? – Testing and Debugging Embedded Systems
• Lauterbach Debug Tools to Support NXP LPC54100 Microcontrollers

The Conference, including the agenda of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to attend, although pre-registration is required to reserve a seat. There is a charge of £75+VAT for each of the half-day workshops.

For more info, see www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

May
20
Wed
University of Surrey – Statistical Signal Processing – Guildford @ University of Surrey
May 20 – May 22 all-day

university of surreyThe University of Surrey in Guildford is running a series of short Professional Development courses. The university writes:

Courses can be given as part of a regular programme, organised in conjunction with a professional body, or devised specifically for the needs of a particular organisation.

Some of these courses can form part of an MSc in Electronic Engineering. Courses can be taken on a one-off basis or as part of the MSc via short courses.

Discounts are given for IET and IEEE members.

The full list of courses is:

Digital Signal Processing 22-26 September 2014
IP Networking Protocols and Technologies 10-14 November 2014 4 places left
Antennas and Propagation 17-21 November 2014
Modern Radar Theory and Practice 24-28 November 2014
Microwave Circuit and System Design 23-27 February 2015
Emerging Technologies in Mobile Communications 23-27 March 2015
Satellite Communications 20-24 April 2015
Smart Cities 11-15 May 2015
Statistical Signal Processing 20-22 May 2015
RF Circuit and Systems Design 6-10 July 2015
Spacecraft Systems Design 13-17 July 2015

For more information see: www.surrey.ac.ukhttp://www.surrey.ac.uk/ee/pd

May
31
Sun
SID Display Week 2015 – San Jose @ San Jose Convention Center
May 31 – Jun 5 all-day

Display Week 2015The Society for Information Display’s Display Week 2015 will be held at the San Jose Convention Center from May 31-June 5, 2015.

What is Display Week? The organisers write:

Display Week is the once a year, can’t-miss event for the electronic information display industry, a $100 billion/year industry. The exhibition is the premier showcase for global information display companies and researchers to unveil cutting-edge developments in display technology. More display innovations are introduced year after year at Display Week than at any other display event in the world.

Display Week is where the world got its first look at technologies that have shaped the display industry into what it is today; that is, liquid crystal display (LCD) technology, plasma display panel (PDP) technology, organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology, and high definition TV, just to name a few. Display Week is also where emerging industry trends such as 3D, touch and interactivity, flexible and e-paper displays, solid state lighting, digital signage and plastic electronics are brought to the forefront of the display industry. First looks like these are why over 6,500 attendees will flock to San Jose for Display Week 2015.

Display Week 2015 covers display technologies such as:

  • OLED displays
  • Advanced LCDs
  • HD and 4K TV technologies
  • Digital signage
  • e-Paper
  • Flexible displays
  • Solid-state lighting
  • Touch and other interactive interfaces
  • Display electronics
  • Advanced optical films
  • Oxide TFTs
  • Materials and processes for display manufacturing
  • Plasma displays
  • Projection displays
  • Display metrology
  • LTPS TFTs
  • Wearables-flexible

For more information, visit www.displayweek.org

 

 

Jul
6
Mon
University of Surrey – RF Circuit and Systems Design – Guildford @ University of Surrey
Jul 6 – Jul 10 all-day

university of surreyThe University of Surrey in Guildford is running a series of short Professional Development courses. The university writes:

Courses can be given as part of a regular programme, organised in conjunction with a professional body, or devised specifically for the needs of a particular organisation.

Some of these courses can form part of an MSc in Electronic Engineering. Courses can be taken on a one-off basis or as part of the MSc via short courses.

For RF Circuit and Systems Design:

The course has been specifically designed to cover the major elements relevant to engineers working or starting out in the RF field and should provide them with the expertise required to excel in this, their chosen field. By joining some of the foremost experts in the field of RF engineering delegates will quickly be given the tools to get to grips with the major aspects of RF Circuit & System Design.

This course is intended for delegates wishing to consolidate and upgrade their RF knowledge to improve their effectiveness in the Mobile Radio Industry.  Delegates will obtain an understanding of the technologies behind receiver design including small signal RF amplifiers, synthesisers and PA design. The format of the course is such that even those with only a rudimentary understanding of the topic will quickly be brought up to speed. The course material progresses to an advanced level equivalent to that required to an MSc module. This course can also form part of the Modular MSc in Electronic Engineering. Please contact the CE office for further details.

Discounts are given for IET and IEEE members.

The full list of courses is:

Digital Signal Processing 22-26 September 2014
IP Networking Protocols and Technologies 10-14 November 2014 4 places left
Antennas and Propagation 17-21 November 2014
Modern Radar Theory and Practice 24-28 November 2014
Microwave Circuit and System Design 23-27 February 2015
Emerging Technologies in Mobile Communications 23-27 March 2015
Satellite Communications 20-24 April 2015
Smart Cities 11-15 May 2015
Statistical Signal Processing 20-22 May 2015
RF Circuit and Systems Design 6-10 July 2015
Spacecraft Systems Design 13-17 July 2015

For more information see: www.surrey.ac.ukhttp://www.surrey.ac.uk/ee/pd