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Elektra Awards 2013 – The Winners

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The Elektra Awards 2013 were presented at a Gala Dinner at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane on Wednesday 27 November. See all the winners interviewed and you may also spot yourself at the drinks reception!

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Apr
29
Tue
Future World Symposium 2014 (29-30 Apr) @ Twickenham Stadium
9:00 am – April 30, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Michael Fallon MP - Department of Business Innovation and Skills - minister of state for business and energy

Michael Fallon MP – Department of Business, Innovation, and Skills – minister of state for business and energy

The 2014 Future World Symposium takes place on the 29th and 30th April at Twickenham Stadium, London. The event is run by NMI, and sponsored by Arm, Freescale, Altran and Imagination.

Discounted early-bird registration is available until March 31st.

Michael Fallon, Minister for Business and Enterprise, and Khalil Rouhana, the European Commission’s director for communications, content and technology, will give the opening addresses at the 2014 Future World Symposium technology conference and exhibition.

John Moor, director of Future World Symposium said: “The UK electronic systems industry has great opportunities in the smarter, connected and electronically enabled world and FWS2014 has been designed to bring leading players together with government, academia and key stakeholders to define these and ask ‘what will hold us back?”.

“We’re delighted to welcome the Minister and the European Commission to the proceedings and in doing so we aim to build understanding, awareness and face the tough questions so UK industry can fully exploit its potential.”

Senior level expert speakers to already confirm include: Linn, NEC Altran, Freescale, Spotify, Imagination Technologies, Thales, Mentor Graphics, Cisco and ARM.

The early bird registration includes a two-day ticket and entry to the executive dinner and has been discounted to £295. Registration is available via the website http://futureworldsymposium.org

 

May
12
Mon
Rohde and Schwarz course on vector network analysers – Fleet, Hants. @ Ancells Business Park
8:45 am – 5:00 pm
Rohde and Schwarz course on vector network analysers - Fleet, Hants. @ Ancells Business Park | Fleet | United Kingdom

Rohde and Schwarz is offering a free one day fundamentals training course on the practical use and understanding of vector network analysers.

The course is designed for engineers that are new to the field of network analysis or require a brush up to increase efficiency in day to day work, whilst understanding the features available from a modern network analyser platform.

It will cover the basics of connector systems, S-Parameter measurements and the need for user calibration in practical network analyser measurements as well as the use of time domain to understand test fixtures in greater detail. It explores some of the more modern uses in network analysers, e.g. absolute power measurements of amplifiers using vector correction, swept two tone intermodulation measurements and simple characterisation of frequency converting devices. Each sectiowwill comprise of presentations followed with practical examples explaining each topic.

Topics

  • Essentials in connectors and good handling
  • Network analyser fundamentals and S-parameter basics
  • Introduction to error correction and user calibration
  • Time domain reflectometry in practical applications
  • Basic amplifier measurements and power calibration with a network analyser
  • Two tone intermodulation measurements
  • Advanced Scalar mixer measurements

Location

The course is being held at Rohde & Schwarz offices:

  • in Fleet on the 12th May 2014
  • in Clontarf Castle, Dublin on the 14th May 2014.

Registration for the seminar will start at 08.45 and aim to finish at 17.00. A buffet lunch will be provided.

May
14
Wed
Rohde and Schwarz course on vector network analysers – Dublin, Eire @ Clontarf Castle
8:45 am – 5:00 pm
Rohde and Schwarz course on vector network analysers - Dublin, Eire @ Clontarf Castle | Dublin | Dublin | Ireland

Rohde and Schwarz is offering a free one day fundamentals training course on the practical use and understanding of vector network analysers.

The course is designed for engineers that are new to the field of network analysis or require a brush up to increase efficiency in day to day work, whilst understanding the features available from a modern network analyser platform.

It will cover the basics of connector systems, S-Parameter measurements and the need for user calibration in practical network analyser measurements as well as the use of time domain to understand test fixtures in greater detail. It explores some of the more modern uses in network analysers, e.g. absolute power measurements of amplifiers using vector correction, swept two tone intermodulation measurements and simple characterisation of frequency converting devices. Each sectiowwill comprise of presentations followed with practical examples explaining each topic.

Topics

  • Essentials in connectors and good handling
  • Network analyser fundamentals and S-parameter basics
  • Introduction to error correction and user calibration
  • Time domain reflectometry in practical applications
  • Basic amplifier measurements and power calibration with a network analyser
  • Two tone intermodulation measurements
  • Advanced Scalar mixer measurements

Location

The course is being held at Rohde & Schwarz offices:

  • in Fleet on the 12th May 2014
  • in Clontarf Castle, Dublin on the 14th May 2014.

Registration for the seminar will start at 08.45 and aim to finish at 17.00. A buffet lunch will be provided.

May
15
Thu
ES LIVE 2014 returns to Stadium MK @ Double Tree by Hilton at Stadium MK
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Hilton DoubleTreeElectronics Sourcing Live is a free one day networking event specifically designed for the UK electronics supply chain community, designers and manufacturing engineers.

The date for your diary is Thursday 15th May 2014, and the venue is Double Tree by Hilton at Stadium MK, in Milton Keynes.

The organisers, MMG Events Ltd, write:

This event offers a relaxed environment where visiting professionals can discuss all their requirements with a wide variety of exhibitors throughout the day and into the evening at our networking dinner. For more information about our event, please contact freya.parker@electronics-sourcing.co.uk or kerry.wooding@electronics-sourcing.com, or please call our offices on 01892 613400.

More information will be posted on the event website www.es-live.co.uk

May
19
Mon
CDNLive EMEA – Cadence User conference (May 19-21) @ Dolce Munich Unterschleissheim
9:00 am – May 21, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
CDNLive 2014

CDNLive 2014

The annual Cadence User conference is taking place at the Dolce Munich Unterschleissheim in Munich, from May 19-21, 2014.

CDNLive EMEA brings together Cadence technology users, developers, and industry experts to network and share best practices on critical design and verification issues, And, you’ll have

Cadence also promise the chance to talk directly with the Cadence technologists who have developed their tools, and say you will be able to discover new techniques for realizing advanced silicon, SoCs, and systems.

CDNLive features highlighted by the organisers:

  • A huge variety of user-presented technical papers
  • Live product demos and exciting technology updates
  • Dynamic panel discussions and executive keynotes
  • Stimulating conversation and networking opportunities

Cadence writes:

What’s Happening at CDNLive EMEA 2014

Papers: Choose from a wide variety of user-authored papers addressing all aspects of design and IP creation, integration, and verification. Discover how others are using Cadence technologies and techniques to realize silicon, SoCs, and systems—efficiently and profitably.

Techtorials: Participate in a variety of interactive techtorials to get a more in-depth look at specific Cadence products, new solutions, and feature enhancements.

Keynote speakers: Hear from industry leaders who influence the global electronics marketplace. They will discuss industry trends in silicon, SoC, and system realization and share their thoughts on the most pressing design challenges.

Designer Expo: Learn more about the collaborative ecosystem available to support you. Cadence and our partners will showcase the latest results of our joint efforts. Explore new products and services from our many exhibitors.

Networking opportunities: Engage in stimulating technology discussions with your peers and stay connected after the conference.

May
20
Tue
The UK Device Developers’ Conference 2014 – Bristol @ Bristol
May 20 all-day

The UK Device Developers Conference 2014One for your diaries. The UK Device Developers’ Conference 2014 conference, which is held in four locations, is aimed at developers of’ “intelligent systems and intelligent devices”.

The organisers write:
An event for anyone involved in Embedded Systems Development, Software Development, Electronics Design, Hardware Design, Enclosure Design and Manufacturing Services. The Device Developers’ Conference is your chance to learn about the latest development technologies from around the world. Whether your expertise is hardware design, enclosure design, software development, test and manufacture or project management, this event will enable you to explore the latest technologies and the latest thinking.

The four dates are:

  • Bristol – 20th May 2014
  • Cambridge – 22nd May 2014
  • Manchester – 3rd June 2014
  • Scotland – 5th June 2014

For more information, see http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

May
22
Thu
The UK Device Developers’ Conference 2014 – Cambridge
May 22 all-day

The UK Device Developers Conference 2014The UK Device Developers Conference 2014One for your diaries. The UK Device Developers’ Conference 2014 conference, which is held in four locations, is aimed at developers of’ “intelligent systems and intelligent devices”.

The organisers write:
An event for anyone involved in Embedded Systems Development, Software Development, Electronics Design, Hardware Design, Enclosure Design and Manufacturing Services. The Device Developers’ Conference is your chance to learn about the latest development technologies from around the world. Whether your expertise is hardware design, enclosure design, software development, test and manufacture or project management, this event will enable you to explore the latest technologies and the latest thinking.

The four dates are:

  • Bristol – 20th May 2014
  • Cambridge – 22nd May 2014
  • Manchester – 3rd June 2014
  • Scotland – 5th June 2014

For more information, see http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Jun
3
Tue
The UK Device Developers’ Conference 2014 – Manchester (Cheadle)
Jun 3 all-day

The UK Device Developers Conference 2014The UK Device Developers Conference 2014One for your diaries. The UK Device Developers’ Conference 2014 conference, which is held in four locations, is aimed at developers of’ “intelligent systems and intelligent devices”.

The organisers write:
An event for anyone involved in Embedded Systems Development, Software Development, Electronics Design, Hardware Design, Enclosure Design and Manufacturing Services. The Device Developers’ Conference is your chance to learn about the latest development technologies from around the world. Whether your expertise is hardware design, enclosure design, software development, test and manufacture or project management, this event will enable you to explore the latest technologies and the latest thinking.

The four dates are:

  • Bristol – 20th May 2014
  • Cambridge – 22nd May 2014
  • Manchester – 3rd June 2014
  • Scotland – 5th June 2014

For more information, see http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Jun
5
Thu
The UK Device Developers’ Conference 2014 – Scotland
Jun 5 all-day

The UK Device Developers Conference 2014The UK Device Developers Conference 2014One for your diaries. The UK Device Developers’ Conference 2014 conference, which is held in four locations, is aimed at developers of’ “intelligent systems and intelligent devices”.

The organisers write:
An event for anyone involved in Embedded Systems Development, Software Development, Electronics Design, Hardware Design, Enclosure Design and Manufacturing Services. The Device Developers’ Conference is your chance to learn about the latest development technologies from around the world. Whether your expertise is hardware design, enclosure design, software development, test and manufacture or project management, this event will enable you to explore the latest technologies and the latest thinking.

The four dates are:

  • Bristol – 20th May 2014
  • Cambridge – 22nd May 2014
  • Manchester – 3rd June 2014
  • Scotland – 5th June 2014

For more information, see http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Jun
10
Tue
Oxford University – High-Speed Digital Engineering, Signal Integrity and EMC (Jun, Jul) @ Rewley House
9:00 am – June 26, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

High-Speed Digital Engineering Signal Integrity and EMCThe University of Oxford is running a programme of short courses for professionals working in digital engineering and EMC-related fields.

The organisers say:

Our courses are primarily designed for digital logic engineers, system architects, EMC/EMI specialists, signal integrity specialists, technicians, printed wiring layout professionals, applications engineers, PCB design engineers, system designers, test engineers and anyone who works with digital logic at high speeds (20MHz to 20GHz and beyond).

This programme of short courses for professionals working in digital engineering and EMC-related fields is held each year in June, with some courses repeated in November/December each year.

Oxford University – RF, Microwave and Antenna Design (Apr, May, Jun, Jul) @ Rewley House
9:00 am – June 26, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

High-Speed Digital Engineering Signal Integrity and EMCThe University of Oxford is running a programme of technical electronics courses taught by leading industry and academic specialists, which vary in length from one to five days.

They are aimed at: design engineers, antenna engineers, RF designers, PCB designers, applications engineers, test engineers, wireless and radar system architects, signal processing designers and technical managers.

The organisers say:

Our course presenters are specialists in the areas they teach and are drawn from companies and organisations such as PicoChip Ltd, Cambridge Consultants, Plextek, and the Dept of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. Many of them are involved in cutting-edge research in the world of electronics and are internationally recognised.

 

Jun
19
Thu
Bluetooth SIG – Bluetooth Innovation Training – London @ London Marriott Hotel Regents Park
Jun 19 all-day

Bluetooth Smart - Starter Dev Kit Target Board with CSR1010 ModuleBluetooth Smart is well established in the gadget space now, and if you’re a UK developer new to wireless you may be interested in a one day seminar showing how to create Bluetooth Smart applications.

“Learn how to implement Bluetooth technology from the experts,” is the promise of the event organised by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).

As well as events in San Jose and Beijing, London is also hosting the one day seminar. It’s at the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park on June 19.

The Bluetooth SIG writes:

The Bluetooth Innovation Series provides developers who are new to Bluetooth technology with in-depth training on how to implement Bluetooth hardware and software. You’ll also learn about Bluetooth product certification and getting your product to market.

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, along with co-sponsors CSR, Frontline Test Equipment, and Nordic Semiconductor have created this special one-day training to give you everything you need to get started in the exciting Bluetooth and appcessory development world.

The cost for the full day training is $99 USD, plus service fees, and covers two breaks and lunch. In addition, you will walk away with development kits from CSR and Nordic Semiconductor so you can start building your prototypes right away!

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