The Future of Wireless – the motto of the panel discussion with keynote speakers at the Wireless Congress: Systems & Applications – is also the motto of the entire congress programme. Not only in the lectures in the Technology, Industrial and Compliance sessions will speakers address topics that will be of decisive importance for future wireless applications. With their know-how, all speakers will contribute to enabling participants to make better decisions in the future.
The 17th Wireless Congress: Systems & Applications is being organized by the editorial staff of Elektronik in cooperation with Messe München – organizer of Electronica - and ZVEI – Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. It will take place on 11 and 12 November 2020 in the ICM – International Congress Center Munich, directly adjacent to the exhibition grounds. Should the Corona Pandemic in November restrict attendance at the event, the Wireless Congress 2020 will be a virtual conference that will enable participants to participate via the Internet from anywhere in the world.
Two days, 49 lectures, four keynotes
The second day of the 17th Wireless Congress on 12 November 2020 begins with a keynote session:
- Joseph Barry, Vice President, Wireless Communications Business Unit, Analog Devices: A Roadmap for 5G Implementation in the Industrial Market.
- Dr. Josef Blanz, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies: 5G Goes Industry 4.0.
- Prof. Dr. Nils Weimann, University of Duisburg-Essen: Semiconductor Components for Terahertz Electronics.
They will then talk about »the future of wireless« in a panel discussion – moderated by Prof. Dr. Axel Sikora, Hochschule Offenburg, Hahn-Schickard – and answer questions from the participants.
The day before, the security aspect in wireless communication will be the subject of the keynote:
- Günter Grundmann, VdS Schadenverhütung: Demands and Requirements in Fire Protection and Security Techniques for Wireless Communication.
Compliance – Europe's Radio Equipment Directive
The »Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment and repealing Directive 1999/5/EC« is something that manufacturers worldwide will have to deal with if they want to sell wireless products in Europe. The directive allows the EU Commission to issue regulations to define technical requirements for certain devices.
Currently, the EU Commission is working on a regulation on wireless equipment that can be modified by software. Experts from the industry and a representative of the European Parliament will present the status of the work and what impact the regulation can have on the industry. They will then discuss with the participants and answer questions.
Expert knowledge – Tutorials
Harald Naumann, Tekmodul, and Günther Klenner, K&K Prime Engineering, reveal antenna secrets in the two tutorials »Antenna Design« at the 17th Wireless Congress. They show what is important when choosing antennas and why the right antenna can be decisive for the success of a radio application.
The third tutorial »IP500« of the IP500 Alliance, led by Helmut Adamski, shows the potential of a wireless network that is installed as a secure and certified communication platform in commercial buildings.
Those who register by 10 September can benefit from the early-bird discount. Members of Wireless Alliances who support the Wireless Congress will receive an additional discount code through their membership.