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Future Directions for RF/Microwave Components

A Microwaves & RF-hosted webinar with key Editorial Advisory Board members.

Date: Friday, December 8, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 8:00 AM PT
Duration: 30 Minutes

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Apart from their typical datasheet characteristics and parameters, RF and microwave components are evolving in other ways that are often imposed by external factors that affect the design process. These can include changing end-product design requirements, the ever-rising frequency operating ranges, and the efforts toward standardization brought by OpenVPX and SOSA.

When considering how to specify RF and microwave-related components in system or sub-system design, engineers need to ponder such questions as:

  • What are the size, weight, and power (SWaP) constraints for my project, and how can I address them?
  • What are the tradeoffs involved as system operation moves to higher frequency ranges?
  • How do I contend with OpenVPX and SOSA pushing designers toward standardized packaging and interfaces?
  • How are components changing to enable me to prototype system or sub-system designs more quickly?

This webinar, the fifth in a 2023 series of events with members of Microwaves & RF’s Editorial Advisory Board, will examine future technology trends in RF and microwave components, considering technology drivers and the changing requirements of RF design and test engineers.


David Maliniak | Senior Editor, Microwaves & RF | Endeavor Business Media


David Durbin | Director of Engineering & VP | Quantic PMI

David Durbin, Quantic PMI’s Director of Engineering and Vice President, has been a member of Quantic PMI’s technical staff for over 20 years as the primary designer of microwave integrated assemblies, transceivers, synthesizers, RF distribution units, and subsystems. In addition, David oversees the research and development of new component designs as well as manufacturing and automation processes. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech while focusing on Mechatronics and was the Controls Team Leader for their Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team responsible for the conversion of a Ford Explorer into a hydrogen-powered vehicle.