Microwave Theory and Techniques Society/Electron Devices Society

Orange County Joint Chapter



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This page is designed to inform "Net-Surfers" in the Orange County area of our existence. The OC MTT-S/ED-S Joint Chapter was approved on April 30th, 2003 and will begin holding meetings soon. Please, stay tuned!

About the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S)

The MTT-S is a transnational society with more than 9,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide. Our society promotes the advancement of microwave theory and its applications, usually at frequencies from 200 MHz to 1 THz and beyond.

For more than 50 years the MTT-S has worked to advance the professional standing of its members and enhance the quality of life for all people through the development and application of microwave technology. As we enter into an exciting future our mission is to continue to understand and influence microwave technology.

About the Electron Devices Society (EDS)  

The field of interest for EDS is all aspects of the physics, engineering, theory and phenomena of electron and ion devices such as elemental and compound semiconductor devices, organic and other emerging materials based devices, quantum effect devices, optical devices, displays and imaging devices, photovoltaics , solid-state sensors and actuators, solid-state power devices, high frequency devices, micromechanics, tubes and other vacuum devices.

The society is concerned with research, development, design, and manufacture related to the materials, processing, technology, and applications of such devices, and the scientific, technical and other activities that contribute to the advancement of this field.

About the OC MTT-S/EDS Joint Chapter
This chapter will aim at providing its members with interesting talks on a variety of topics in the microwave and electron devices fields.

The meetings are open to anyone. You do not have to be an IEEE member to attend. However, if you are interested in becoming an IEEE and/or an MTT-S and EDS member, please visit the IEEE Home Page . Our chapter meetings provide an open forum for discussion, as well as a place to network with your fellow engineers. Who knows, you might even find a job!!





MEETING NOTICE, October 8th, 2013

IEEE Orange County Section and IEEE EDS/MTT Joint Chapter are Pleased to Present





Distinguished Microwave Lecturer

Dr. Jeffrey Pawlan

Consultant, Owner

Pawlan Communications

San Jose CA, USA


Date: Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

What: An Introduction to Software Defined Radio for Microwave Engineers

Where: OC Plaza, 2575 McCabe Way, Irvine, CA  92614



Details: 4:00-4:15 PM Arrival

                  4:15-6:00 PM Talk





   This lecture will begin with the definition, history and evolution of Software Defined Radio (SDR).

RF/microwave engineers will find it clear and understandable because analogies will be made to

conventional classic radio systems and components. The lecture will then introduce the concepts

of oversampling and undersampling as it applies to SDR. There will be an introduction to the details

of correctly driving and implementing an A/D converter as this is one of the important areas that

the RF/microwave engineer will be asked to do. There will be an introduction and explanation of

the firmware and software portions of SDR and a comparison with state-of-the art conventional

analog circuitry will be shown. A live demonstration of SDR will be presented. Software Defined

Radio (SDR) is the culmination of advances on several fronts and probably the most significant

area of development in radio systems today. The entire worldwide cellular system uses SDR.

NASA and the US military communications are now almost exclusively using SDR. Soon new

automobile radios will be SDR to accommodate multiple modulation formats. The role of the

RF/microwave engineer in this new technology will be shown so that the audience can adapt and

feel that their skills are needed in the evolving field of radio communications..




Speaker Biography:



Dr. Jeffrey Pawlan (M 1989, SM 1996) has been a consultant as owner of Pawlan Communications

for 25 years. Prior to that, he had worked for many companies in California in very diverse areas of

analog, RF, and microwave design and has been an engineer for 40 years. Some of his work was for

NASA projects including the very successful design of the SARSAT/COSPAS search and rescue

satellite ground stations. He also taught engineering part-time. Born and raised in the Los Angeles area,

he attended UCLA and several other universities. He enjoyed learning many different fields and has

13 years of higher education including a Doctorate degree. He has worked on projects for consumer,

industrial, and military applications covering a wide range of the spectrum from LF to 50GHz. In

addition to his primary involvement with the MTT society, he is also a member of the UFFC (frequency

control) concentrating on low phase noise oscillators and phase noise measurements, a member of the

AP-S, and also the Communications Society. He has published several papers and has two patents.

He is serving as a member on the IEEE SCV Section ExCom and also is on the ExCom of the Central

Area, Region 6. He is a member of two MTT technical committees, MTT-9 and MTT-20. He has been

designing RF and microwave hardware for Software Defined Radio uses within instrumentation and

military satellite communications since 1984. For the past nine years he has been concentrating on

Software Defined Radio technology with his own radio designs including the development of very

capable software and hardware. He has presented talks in a workshop at the 2010 IMS in Anaheim,

the 2011 IMS in Baltimore, the 2012 IMS in Montreal, and also at chapter meetings and a short course.







Would you like to suggest a topic and/or a speaker for a future talk?
Please, submit your topic/speaker to:


Chapter Officers



Vice-Chair Workshops


Chapter Partner (ED-S)

Héctor J. De Los Santos, Ph.D.
Dzung T. Le

Masoud Kahrizi, Ph.D.

Rajesh Prabakar

Vipul Jain, Ph.D.
Bo Pan
, Ph.D.

Mohsen Zolghadri
Dantian Liu, Ph.D., L. Ac.
Yuhua Cheng, Ph.D.

( NanoMEMS Research, LLC )
( Newport Media, Inc. )
( Broadcom, Inc.)

( Applied Wave Research, Inc.)

( Sabertek, Inc.)

( Broadcom, Inc.)

(Broadcom, Inc.)

(Chi Therapy Center)
( SiliconLinX, Inc . )


Inquires may be directed to:

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