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What's new on Microwaves101?

As is always the case, we've been busy adding plenty of new features to Microwaves101. We ain't been slack, Cap'n Walker!

Ah, Spring! Pull down the shades and don't answer the door, unless you would like to meet with Jehovah's Witnesses and discuss your beliefs with strangers.  Don't worry, foot traffic on your driveway will die down after Easter Sunday (which the JW religion associates with paganism). While you are in hiding and enjoying a chocolate bunny, you can ponder what's new on Microwaves101 for March 2017:

  • The IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Honolulu, Hawaii, is just around the corner, and Microwaves101 will once again be sharing a booth on the trade show floor with our friends at everything RF.  We'll be holding a raffle for a rare and valuable 39 year-old prize  (don't worry, it will fit in your carry-on luggage), come and get your badge scanned at Booth 749.   Hopefully, we will offer a fun photo op too!  Or just stop by if you need a break from fun-in-the-sun on the Honolulu beaches and want to score come free candy. You've met Brenda, you've met Heidi, this June you can meet the World's Most Interesting son, Eric as everyone wants to work the booth in exchange for a ticket to Hawaii...
  • We're also getting ready for the upcoming CSICS conference, 22-25 October 2017 in Miami FL.  Planning to submit a paper?  Andiamo, amigos y amigas.  Final call for papers deadline is May 5th.
  • How many times have you had to dig up the formula for converting noise temperature to noise figure? No more! Our calculator page has a new Noise Conversion Calculator from The Other Editor, collaborating with Hadrien.  You can test drive it here, and it is conveniently linked from our front page as well.  You can convert between three different ways of expressing signal-to-noise (noise temperature in K, unit-less noise factor and noise figure in dB).
  • Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is all abuzz lately, but what does it mean for microwave technology? Check out our new AM page, then send along photos of your own 3D efforts!
  • Here's a regional college offering microwave engineering that you may want to check out: SUNY New Paltz offers practical application of theory, with hands-on fabrication, assembly and test of microwave circuits.
  • Need to do some EM analysis in MMIC design? Our new page gives you the basics, and even includes a video on how to optimize the performance of your RF layout (thanks to our friends at Keysight).
  • Over on our discussion board, there are several new questions (and answers).  How's your experience been with microwave job recruiters? Here's a discussion of using linecalc in ADS, and a question about a parallel plate microwaves system. Stop by the main discussion board page, pick a topic, and drop your own two cents in on these topics and many more.
  • The Unknown Editor does not offer a new topic this month but he updated his rant on "hitting the showers" with information on microwave ablation of plantar warts.  Check it out if you are not eating lunch!
  • Want to become an official  Microwaves101 reviewer? Click the Reviewers Tab at the top of most pages to find out how. 

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