EDI CON USA 2018 News

Mini-Circuits, Vayyar Offer Educational Project Kits for RF Engineers

September 7, 2018 (Norwood, Mass.) - Mini-Circuits is pleased to announce a new partnership with 3D imaging sensor company Vayyar Imaging to offer microwave transceiver project kits with broad applicability for students and university programs spanning topics in electromagnetic theory, RF/microwave engineering, RF systems and radar technology. The first project kit, UVNA-63 includes all the elements students need to build a fully functioning vector network analyzer, develop S-parameter algorithms, and perform real-time measurements of 2-port RF devices. The kit comprises Vayyar's high-performance transceiver chip with a variety of RF components from Mini-Circuits along with control software, and a development environment for Python and MATLAB®. The project addresses a gap in most RF curricula between classroom theory and the sophisticated equipment engineers use in the lab to perform complex measurements with the push of a button.

Mini-Circuits President, Ted Heil commented, “Mini-Circuits has always been committed to supporting the academic community in cultivating the next generation of RF engineering talent.  We believe this powerful, hands-on learning tool will help bridge the gap between textbook S-parameter theory and practical measurements in the lab, serving to better educate engineers on the challenges and wonders of the RF world.”

CEO of Vayyar, Raviv Melamed commented, “Following in the tradition of Mini-Circuits founder Harvey Kaylie, Vayyar is proud to be helping make RF accessible to all. The VNA Kit unlocks the ability to learn by doing, as students engage with the fundamentals of RF."

UVNA-63 vector network analyzer project kits are available now for pre-order and will be delivered in September, toward the onset of the new semester.  Pre-orders may be placed on the Mini-Circuits website, or by contacting our team directly.

Kits will be featured at Mini-Circuits sponsored EDI CON University session, "Build Your Own VNA," at EDI CON USA 2018 on Thursday, October 19 from 9-11 am, Santa Clara, Calif.


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About the Organizers
EDI CON USA is organized by Microwave Journal, the Signal Integrity Journal, and the event planning division of their parent company, Horizon House. Microwave JournalSignal Integrity Journal, and Horizon House also team with Microwave Journal China and ACT International (Hong Kong) to organize and produce EDI CON China (April 16-18, 2019). An experienced and well-established organizer of targeted events, Horizon House additionally organizes European Microwave Week (EuMW) on behalf of the European Microwave Association (EuMA). To subscribe to Signal Integrity Journal, visit www.signalintegrityjournal.com. To subscribe to Microwave Journal, visit http://www.mwjournal.com

Janine Love, Event Director
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Carl Sheffres, Exhibition Manager