Microwave Workshop & Exhibition: Nov.30-Dec.2, 2016, Pacifico Yokohama,JAPAN
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Workshop Program

Dec. 01 (Thu)

H [ Basic, Introductory, and Elementary Microwave Courses ]

TH1A  Tutorial

Dec. 01 (木)  09:00-11:00   Room 1 (Annex Hall F201+F202)
Fundamentals of Wide-Bandgap Devices
Organizer / Chair :  Yasushi Itoh (Shonan Instit. of Tech.)

Starting from the introduction of the basic physical properties such as crystal structure and polarization characteristics of the Nitride-based semiconductor materials, practical crystal growth technology, the device physics, and process technology related to the microwave applications will be explained.

Keyword : GaN, Spontaneous Piezoelectric Polarization, HEMT
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  Basics of Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Devices
Daisuke Ueda (Kyoto Inst. of Tech.)

G [ Simulation Related Sessions ]

TH1B  Tutorial

Dec. 01 (木)  14:00-16:00   Room 1 (Annex Hall F201+F202)
Introduction to Electromagnetic Simulations
Organizers :  Tsugumichi Shibata (Tokyo City Univ.), Takuichi Hirano (Tokyo Inst. of Tech.)
Chair :  Tsugumichi Shibata (Tokyo City Univ.)

Electromagnetic simulators are necessary tools for efficient design of high-frequency circuits. However, it takes the experience to run the simulation properly in line with the design purpose and interpret the results correctly. This year in this session, we invite two presenters who are working with electromagnetic field simulators in the industry to ask lectures for beginners of electromagnetic field simulations or high-frequency circuit designs.
The first lecture introduces specific examples of applications to show how the recent electromagnetic field simulation helps the engineers. The second one explains the four steps of understanding the high-frequency circuit conceptually, which is required to create the analysis model and interpret the results.

Keyword : Electromagnetic Simulation, How to Use EM Simulators, Microwave Circuits, Electro-Magnetic Compatibility
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1 Electro-Magnetic Compatibility Simulation of Automotive Multimedia Systems
Chihiro Ueda (AET, Inc.)
2 The Beginner's Electromagnetic Simulations
       -Four Steps for Understanding the Behavior of High-Frequency Circuits-
Norimasa Ishitobi (Sonnet Giken Co., Ltd.)

F [ Measurement Technology Sessions ]

TH2A  Tutorial

Dec. 01 (木)  09:00-11:00   Room 2 (Annex Hall F203)
Measurement Technology That Has Not Been Described in the Manuals
-Know-How and Etiquette in High-Frequency Measurements-
Organizer / Chair :  Masahiro Horibe (AIST)

In recent years, evaluation has been demanded for the circuit and device properties in the millimeter-wave frequency band. In these measurements, vector network analyzer have been used and the measurement principle is conventional. On the other hand, differences in the quality and the measurement setup of the coaxial connector is affecting the measurement accuracy by increasing measurement frequency.
In this workshop, the essential knowledge and technical information, coaxial connector types and maintenance, measurement system configuration and measurement methods, to improve the measurement accuracy are introduced.

Keyword : RF Coaxial Connectors, Vector Network Analyzer, Waveguide, Microwave, Millimeter-wave, Terahertz, On-wafer Measurements
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1 Introduction of Coaxial Connectors
Yoshihiko Todaka (Keysight Technologies, Inc.)
2 Technical Know-How of Precision S-Parameter Measurements
       -Coaxial, Waveguide and On-Wafer Measurements-
Masahiro Horibe (AIST)

F [ Measurement Technology Sessions ]

TH2B  Workshop

Dec. 01 (木)  14:00-16:00   Room 2 (Annex Hall F203)
Dielectric Permittivity Measurements with System Level Consideration
-Correct Comprehension of Measurement Accuracy-
Organizer / Chair :  Masahiro Horibe (AIST)

In recent years, interest in the reliability of the measurement results has increased, and high-precision dielectric constant measurement has been demanded in the millimeter-wave band. In these measurements, the reflection and transmission method and a resonance method is used, vector network analyzer as measurement instrument have been generally adopted. However, there are poorlythought- out measurement system and no evaluation of the measurement uncertainty (accuracy) are priority issue for dielectric measurements in the millimeter wave band.
In this workshop, and measurement know-how of the vector network analyzer assuming a material evaluation, introduces uncertainty analysis method of the dielectric constant measurement results.

Keyword : Dielectric Permittivity Measurements, Vector Network Analyzers, Measurement System, Uncertainty (Accuracy), Reflection-Transmission Measurement Method, Resonator Method
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1 Vector Network Analyzer Measurements for Permittivity Evaluations
Masahiro Horibe (AIST)
2 Uncertainty (Accuracy) Evaluation for Dielectric Permittivity Measurements
Yuto Kato (AIST)

I [ TPC Special Session ]

TH3A  TPC Special Session

Dec. 01 (木)  09:00-11:00   Room 3 (Annex Hall F204)
A Wonderful World of Textbooks for Young Researchers Suggested by MWE2016 TPC Members
Organizers :   MWE 2016 Technical Program Committee
Chair :  Masayuki Kimishima (Advantest Lab.)

In a modern society in which ICT is advancing and expanding, we can get extensive information with search for web site. Also, when we look for technical knowledges, it seems an ability of web site is becoming wider and deeper. On the other hand, learning textbooks is inherently basic and important in making progress of our technical skill.
In this special session, some remarkable phrases from engineering textbooks recommended by MWE2016 program committee members are introduced and discussed.

Keyword : ICT, Textbook, Web Site, Search
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  A Wonderful World of Textbooks for Young Researchers Suggested by MWE2016 TPC Members
MWE 2016 Technical Program Committee

C [ Microwave Technology Sessions for Automotive Applications ]

TH3B  Workshop

Dec. 01 (木)  14:00-16:00   Room 3 (Annex Hall F204)
Recent Advances on Microwaves for Intelligent Mobility
Organizer / Chair :  Atsushi Sanada (Osaka Univ.)

Microwave/millimeter-wave/THz wave technologies are gaining great attention to accelerate realization of autonomous and cognitive mobility systems including automobiles, trains, airplanes, industrial machines, drones, and robots. The 3rd International Conference on Microwaves on Intelligent Mobility (ICMIM2017) will be held in Nagoya, Japan, on March 19-21, 2017, after the first successful conference in Heidelberg, Germany and the second one in San Diego, USA.
This session proudly introduces ICMIM2017 providing two keynote talks on the Autonomous Driving SIP Program by the Cabinet Office of the Japanese Government and on Japanese Strategy on ITS-related Frequency Regulations by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan. In addition, recent wireless technologies and applications in this topical area will be discussed including microwave autonomous driving technologies, ITS systems, automotive radar and imaging, automotive to X communication (V2X), wireless technologies for electric vehicles, location and monitoring, space and aeronautical navigation, and high speed electronics and processing.

Keyword : Intelligent Mobility, Automotive Radars, Imaging Radars, Wireless Local Positioning, RFID, Real-Time Locating Systems
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1 Introduction to IEEE ICMIM2017
Hiroshi Kondoh (EHF Consulting)
2 IEEE MTT-S 2015/2016 International Conference on Microwaves for Intelligent Mobility
       in Germany and the USA
Atsushi Sanada (Osaka Univ.)
3 Millimeter-Wave MIMO Radar Systems for High Precision Sensing Applications
Junji Satou (Panasonic Corp.)

B [ Wireless Power Transmission and Millimeter-Wave Related Sessions ]

TH4A  Workshop

Dec. 01 (木)  09:00-11:00   Room 4 (Annex Hall F205)
Emerging 11ad Applications and the Background Enabling Technologies
Organizer / Chair :  Masayuki Nakajima (Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.)

IEEE802.11ad/WiGig has been discussed over the recent years and is being commercialized gradually. However, the latest technology status and its attractive applications are not known widely in the public domain. The session targets to accelerate the 11ad/WiGig market ramp-up and the related technology expansion by introducing the top 802.11ad/WiGig drivers in the world.
The session starts with the 802.11ad applications and the key technologies promising high speed wireless communications, and moves to the latest development status of the technology in backhaul/5G. In the third presentation, 60GHz testing technologies based on over-the-air measurement is introduced as a key enabler for 11ad/WiGig productization and mass scale deployment.

Keyword : Wi-Fi, WiGig, IEEE802.11ad, Millimeter Wave, 60GHz, 5G
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1 The Path to Multi-Gigabit Wireless Communications mmWave Wireless Communication are Here
Fumikatsu Nishimura (QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies)
2 60GHz Backhaul Business Activities and Component Technology
Hisao Hayafuji, Tomoshige Furuhi (Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.)
3 Measurement Challenges and Considerations for 802.11ad
Zhang Qin, Li Jin, Ingram Donald (Keysight Technologies, Inc.)

A [ 5G Related Sessions ]

TH4B  Workshop

Dec. 01 (木)  14:00-16:00   Room 4 (Annex Hall F205)
Recent Trend of Assembling and Packaging Technologies toward 5G Era
Organizer / Chair :  Masaru Sato (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.)

In an effort to realize 5G mobile radio performance, various researches used for millimeter-wave technology are actively developed. Packaging technology that connects functional ICs to boards is one of the most important technologies for enhancing performance of wireless equipment. Moreover, the packaging technology itself is also progressed these days so that fine pitch interconnection, high frequency transmission and high thermal durability can be achieved.
This session will overview and discuss packaging technologies that applicable to 5G cellular networks

Keyword : 5G, Assembly, Interconnect, Loss, Millimeter-Wave, Packaging
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1 Packaging Technology Innovation and Trend toward 5G Era
Toshihiko Nishio (SBR Technology Co., Ltd.)
2 Assembling and Packaging Technologies for 5G and Millimeter-Wave Band
Yoshimasa Sugimoto (KYOCERA Corp.)

E [ IoT Related Sessions ]

TH5A  Workshop

Dec. 01 (木)  09:00-11:00   Room 5 (Annex Hall F206)
Exploring New Markets and Their Deployment Based on IoT Platform
Organizers :  Hiroshi Oguma (National Inst. of Tech. Toyama College), Suguru Kameda (Tohoku Univ.)
Chair :  Hiroshi Oguma (National Inst. of Tech. Toyama College)

For the spread of Internet of Things (IoT) technology and its applications, not only is the upper layer platform (application layer) necessary, but also the lower layer platform, which can be used commercially, is necessary.
This workshop provides the latest domestic and international movements of lower layer IoT platform. Moreover, some applications and field trials of the lower layer IoT platform are introduced; for example, a telematic system for tourist buses, an elderly person watching system, and a precision agriculture management system.

Keyword : Lower Layer IoT Platform, Telematic System, Elderly Person Watching System, Precision Agriculture Management System
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1 IoT Solutions are Accelerated by IoT Platform
Tsutomu Kikuchi, Fumihiko Sugiyama (Tripodworks Co., Ltd.)
2 The Spatial Information Gathering and the Application Examples of Precision Farming Using by Wi-SUN
Hiroshi Iwasa (ISB TOHOKU)

E [ IoT Related Sessions ]

TH5B  Workshop

Dec. 01 (木)  14:00-16:00   Room 5 (Annex Hall F206)
The Latest Trends of Wi-SUN Systems as a Standard in IoT Era
Organizers :  Keiichi Mizutani (Kyoto Univ.), Suguru Kameda (Tohoku Univ.)
Chair :  Keiichi Mizutani (Kyoto Univ.)

In this session, the three professional researchers and technical experts will introduce the latest trends of Wireless Smart Utility Network (Wi-SUN) systems as the standard in the Internet of Things (IoT) era from the viewpoint of research, technology, and actual applications, e.g. smart metering systems for power and gas infrastructures.

Keyword : Wi-SUN, IEEE 802.15.4g, IoT, Smart Meter, Energy Management
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1 Wi-SUN Systems in the Internet of Things
Hiroshi Harada (Kyoto Univ.)
2 Wireless Technology and Its Future Prospects of Gas Smart Meter
Takuya Kawata (Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.)
3 AMI Communication System for Electric Smart Meters -Route A, Route-B, and Server System-
Mitsuru Kanda (Toshiba Corp.)

G [ Simulation Related Sessions ]

TH6A  Introductory Courses

Dec. 01 (木)  11:30-13:00   Room 6 (Exhibition Hall Workshop Space)
EM Simulation for IC Design
Organizer / Chair :  Shuhei Amakawa (Hiroshima Univ.)

Silicon integrated circuits (ICs) operating at several GHz are commonplace today. Measurements using RF probes at those frequencies are also well established. However, there still is room for improvement in predictive ability for EM simulation of antennas, inductors, and transmission lines on Si substrate. At millimeter-wave frequencies, the need for predictive EM simulation is even more acute.
This workshop will offer some recent insights into EM simulation for IC design.

Keyword : RFIC, EM Simulation, Port Setup, Effective Material Parameters
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1 Electromagnetic Simulation Modeling of GSG Pad Feeding
Takuichi Hirano (Tokyo Inst. of Tech.)
2 Effective Material Parameters for Electromagnetic Analysis of Millimeter-Wave Ics
Kyoya Takano (Hiroshima Univ.)

H [ Basic, Introductory, and Elementary Microwave Courses ]

TH6B  Getting Started

Dec. 01 (木)  14:00-15:30   Room 6 (Exhibition Hall Workshop Space)
A Tutorial Lecture on How to Use the Smith Chart
Organizers :  MWE 2016 Exhibition Committee
Chair :  Yasushi Ito (Shonan Inst. of Tech.)

The Smith chart is a powerful tool for designing a variety of microwave circuits.
In the tutorial lecture, basic theories of the Smith chart are presented first and then the actual utilization methods for amplifier and oscillator designs are demonstrated.

Keyword : Smith Chart, Impedance Matching, Q Factor, Conjugate Matching, Negative Resistance
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1 Principal of Smith Chart and Applications for Impedance Matching
Yasushi Ito (Shonan Inst. of Tech.)
2 Characterization of High Frequency Devices and Matching Bandwidth
Masayuki Kimishima (Advantest Lab.)
3 Utilization of Smith Chart for Amplifier and Oscillator Design
Hidehisa Shiomi (Osaka Univ.)
4 Comprehensive Discussion


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