Microwave Road-stipendiet till Marika Svensson och Gergely Hrubó

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Den 24e april delade Microwave Road ut sitt stipendium till de bästa examensarbetena inom “Antenn- och mikrovågsteknik” utförda under 2016.

Årets pristagare var Marika Svensson för examensarbetet “Properties of sparse array antennas – a trade-off investigation” och Gergely Hrubó för “Full 3D modeling of waveguide-embedded frequency multiplier arrays”. På bilden tar Marika och Gergely emot sina diplom av Microwave Roads ordförande Dag Jungenfelt. Förutom diplomet utgörs priset av 10 000 kr per pristagare.

Marika och Gergely tar emot diplom fran Microwave Roads ordforande Dag Jungenfelt

Marika och Gergely tar emot sina diplom från Microwave Roads ordförande Dag Jungenfelt.


Microwave Road Seminar: What is 5G?

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Is 5G just yet another generation of mobile networks that will give us even faster mobile broadband?
Is 5G the magic touch that will harmonise all existing and foreseeable use cases of wireless communications under one umbrella?
Or….is it just whatever comes after 4G?


Come and listen to what some colleagues within your Microwave Road network believe are the essentials of next generation mobile communications. Experts representing academia, system vendors and a start-up will give you some of the pieces that will eventually form the 5G jig-saw!

When: Monday 21st November, at 15.00 - 18.00
Where: Chalmerska Huset, Södra Hamngatan 11, Göteborg

Number of seats available are limited, so please submit your reservation on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on a first come first served basis and no later than 11th November!


  • 5G – Plain and Simple (Tommy Svensson, Chalmers)
  • What is the Internet of Things? (Mats Andersson, Bluetest)
  • Ericsson 5G (Jonas Hansryd, Ericsson)
  • Huawei 5G (Mats Högberg, Huawei)

We round off the seminar with a panel discussion followed by a beer and a snack.

About the speakers:

Tommy Svensson is Associate Professor in Communication Systems at Chalmers University of Technology, where he is leading the research on air interface and wireless backhaul networking technologies for future wireless systems. He received a Ph.D. in Information theory from Chalmers in 2003, and he has worked at Ericsson AB with core networks, radio access networks, and microwave transmission products. His main research interests are in design and analysis of physical layer algorithms, multiple access, resource allocation, cooperative systems, moving networks and satellite networks. He has co-authored three books and more than 120 journal and conference papers.

Mats Andersson is Vice President Sales and Business Development at Bluetest AB. He has more than 30 years international wireless and telecom experience working at various engineering and management positions at Ericsson, Saab-Ericsson Space, Bluetest, and Huawei. He is the Chairman of the Board of Forsway Scandinavia AB, MUMIMO AB, and SweGaN AB and a Board member of Icomera AB and Bluetest AB.

Jonas Hansryd has more than 20 years’ R&D experience in advanced communication systems. He joined Ericsson Research in 2008 and is now responsible for Ericsson’s long time research on microwave and mm-wave radio products. His research topics cover high-capacity microwave links to meet the data-rate, latency- and traffic-volume demands on mobile backhaul created by LTE and future 5G systems. He has been involved in the development of high-capacity 70/80GHz microwave links, MIMO microwave-communication systems at 100GHz and beyond and 5G advanced antenna systems. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Chalmers and was a visiting researcher at the department of Applied Engineering Physics, Cornell University, NY, USA between 2003 and 2004.

Mats Högberg Site and Base station manager for the Huawei Gothenburg office. He has more than 20 years experience in telecom, antennas and base station, from 2G to 5G. The last six years at Huawei, first as the Base station system expert and the last three years the site manager, working with leading Massive MIMO and 5G base station research with a vibrant team of 25 highly qualified engineers, hungry for innovations.


The fourth and last Chase seminar 2016 is scheduled for November 18th at 10 am

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Location: EDIT room (3364), Hörsalsvägen 11. Coffee will be served from 9.45
Title: Antennas-on-chip in Silicon technologies
Speaker: Prof. Dr. ir. Bart Smolders, Eindhoven University of Technology
Abstract: Recent breakthroughs in the development of CMOS and BiCMOS silicon semiconductor technologies have opened the opportunity to develop low-cost single-chip integrated millimeter-wave (mm-wave) transceivers with integrated antennas. This development is further accelerated by several commercial applications which are currently in the development phase: (i) the expected roll-out in 2020-2025 of 5G mm-wave wireless communication operating at 30 GHz, (ii) 60 GHz Wifi, and (iii) 80 GHz car radar.  At these frequencies, two integration strategies for the  antenna element are being investigated: the Antenna-on-Chip (AoC) solutions and the Antenna-in-Package (AiP) solutions, i.e., antennas that are integrated in the package technology of the integrated circuit (IC). In the presentation, some background information on IC and packaging technologies will be provided and several examples of prototypes for various applications will be given.

Biography: Bart Smolder

Bart Smolders was born in Hilvarenbeek, the Netherlands in 1965. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 1989 and 1994, respectively. From 1989 to 1991, he worked as an IC Designer at FEL-TNO, The Hague. From 1994 to 1997, he was a Radar System Designer with Thales, the Netherlands. From 1997 to 2000, he was project leader of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) with the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON). From 2000 to 2010, he has been with NXP (formerly Philips) Semiconductors, The Netherlands, responsible for the innovation in the RF business line. Since 2010, he is a full-time professor at the TU/e in the Electromagnetics Group with special interest in antenna systems and applications. He currently leads a large European project on mm-wave 5G wireless communications (SILIKA), in which Chalmers University also participates. He is chairman of the IEEE Benelux section and chairman of the NERG (Nederlands Radio- en Elektronica Genootschap). Next to his research activities, he is the dean of the Electrical Engineering department.


Bluetest - a world leader in wireless testing

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Fredagen den 9:e september hålls ett seminarium om wireless testing och Bluestest på EIT Digital Open Area i Electrum Kista, Stockholm. Talare är Mats Andersson, Vice President of Business Development and Sales (EMEA) at Bluetest AB.

Från wireless@kth:

This talk will give a brief background of Bluetest’s revolutionary test technology (reverberation chamber) and focus on how it can be used to quickly improve the performance of today’s (4G, 802.11ac, BT) and future (5G) wireless products as e.g. mobile phones, routers, small and large IoT and M2M devices as well as multi-antenna micro and macro base stations.

Läs mer på wireless@kth.


Wireless Evening 2016

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On May 2nd Microwave Road and Chalmers arranged the 6th Wireless Evening at MC2, Chalmers. It is an event where Chalmers students can listen to interesting presentations from the Microwave Industry. This year, Joakim Johansson from RUAG Space talked about Antennas for Space Applications, and Christian Lötbäck Patané from Bluetest talked about their reverberation test system. Christian got his master degree in Wireless and Photonics Engineering from Chalmers in 2010, and Joakim initiated the international master’s programme in Hardware for Wireless Communications in 2002, which was one of the first master’s programmes at Chalmers. After the presentations sandwiches and beverages were served in the Canyon, and the students got a possible to talk to the industry representatives.

Apart from the two presentations, Dag Jungenfelt from Microwave Road handed over their scholarship to the students that completed the best master thesis projects in 2015. The three winners were Ewa Simpanen for her master thesis “The impact of GaN-buffer C-doping profile on short-channel effects and ohmic contact formation for millimeter wave III-nitride HEMTs”, Björn Persson for “Analysis and improvement of phase noise performance of a PLL-based RF synthesizer”, and Tomas Rydholm for “Measurement of complex permittivity and permeability through a cavity-perturbation method”.


Microwave Roads stipendium till de bästa exjobben utförda 2015

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I samband med Wireless Evening den 2/5 på Chalmers delade Microwave Road ut sitt stipendium till de bästa examensarbetena inom “Antenn- och mikrovågsteknik” under 2015.

Årets pristagare var Ewa Simpanen för examensarbetet “The impact of GaN-buffer C-doping profile on short-channel effects and ohmic contact formation for millimeter wave III-nitride HEMTs”, Björn Persson för “Analysis and improvement of phase noise performance of a PLL-based RF synthesizer”, samt Tomas Rydholm för “Measurement of complex permittivity and permeability through a cavity-perturbation method”

Grattis till väl genomförda examensarbeten!


Microwave Road har haft årsmöte

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18 deltagare från 16 medlemsföretag, högskolor och institut deltog i Microwave Roads årsmöte som hölls måndagen den 30/5, 2016, vid Lindholmens konferens center. Den gamla styrelsen gavs ansvarsfrihet för verksamhetsåret 2015.

I samband med stämmoförhandlingarna valdes en ny styrelse. Följandes ledamöter och övriga funktionärer utsågs:

Ledamöter redan valda för 2016:
Dag Jungenfelt (ordf), Jungenfelt Consulting AB
Johan Lassing, Qamcom Research and Technology AB
Johan Carlert, Saab AB
Lars Granbom, Raybased
Hans Hjelmgren, Chalmers
Magnus Persson, Ericsson AB
Ledamöter valda för perioden 2016-2017:
Anders Sundbye (kassör), Triathlon Group AB (nyval)
Birgitta Raaholt, SP (omval)
Tomas Östling, LEAX (omval)
Mats Andersson, MUMIMO AB (nyval)
Revisorer för 2016:
Ingmar Andersson, Ericsson AB, (omval)
Tomas Ornstein, Ranatech Instrument AB, (omval)
Valberedning för 2016 (inför årsmöte 2017):
Jonas Johansson, Relink Networks (nyval)
Roman Justin, Icomera AB (nyval)


Årsmöte 2016

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Uppdaterat med miniseminariets talare

Välkomna på Årsmötet för Microwave Road!

Måndagen den 30 maj, kl 12-13, Lindholmens Conference Center, Lindolmspiren 3A hålls Microwave Roads årsmöte för alla medlemmar. Vi håller även ett mini-seminarium direkt efteråt, kl 13-14. 

I samband årsmötesförhandlingar erbjuds enklare lunch för de som önskar – anmälan behövs. Anmälan sker till This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. senast onsdagen den 25 maj.

Under miniseminariet kommer Jonas Edstam från Ericsson att tala om Back Haul Evolution och Fabian Wenger från Qamcom ska tala om Radar Technology Evolution.

Ta chansen att nätverka och umgås med Era kollegor inom Microwave Road!


Frukostseminarium: Hur kan Forsway från Skövde leverera bredband till Indiska byar?

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I Indien finns 600 000 byar som saknar Internet. Nu har 50 av dessa fått bredband tack vare Skövde-baserade Forsways unika lösning. Forsway har nu fått förfrågan att ansluta ytterligare 5 000 byar. Och det är bara början...

Måndagen den 11 januari, kl 07.30-08.30 kommer Mats Andersson till BRG på Norra Hamngatan 14 och berättar om resan från start-up i Skövde till bredband i Indien!

Mats är arbetande styrelseordförande i Forsway och har en lång bakgrund från telekom-giganter som Ericsson och Huawei, men också som VD för Bluestest AB.

Anmäl er senast 5 januari via mail till This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Välkomna!

Forsway levererar bredband i Indien


Mark Popescu vann första pris i “Student Challenge” vid European Microwave Week 2015

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Förutom att delta i konstruktionstävlingen vid europeiska mikrovågsveckan, ställde Mark Popescu upp i ”Student Challenge”. Lag bestående av 2-4 studenter från olika universitet fick välja ett av fyra föreslagna forskningsområden. Marks lag valde “antennas for space applications”. På konferensens sista dag presenterade alla lag sina posters och svarade på frågor från en teknisk jury. Marks lag tilldelades första pris för postern “Phased Array Formation using Drones for Space Applications”. I Marks rapport från tävlingen beskriver han hur de löste uppgiften.

Teamphoto European Microwave Week 2015

Laget. Mark är nummer två från höger i bild.

Price-giving European Microwave Week 2015



Tre Chalmers-studenter deltog i konstruktionstävlingen under europeiska mikrovågsveckan i Paris

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Mark Popescu, Gergely Hrubo och Vasileios Tokmakis, samtliga studenter på
mastersprogrammet Wireless, Photonics and Space Engineering vid Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, deltog under september i “Student Design Competition” vid European Microwave Week 2015.

Tävlingen bestod i att konstruera en antenn, ett bandpass-filter och en förstärkare för att sända en referenssignal på 5.8 GHz. Enligt reglerna undersökte de olika lösningar och konstruerade de olika blocken i förväg på Chalmers medan själva tillverkningen skedde på plats i Paris. Antennen och bandpass-filtret fungerade (om än vid något högre frekvens än beräknat), men tyvärr försämrades anpassningen av förstärkaren abrupt när man kortade en stubbe, och segern gick till ett lag från Taiwan.

I Marks, Gergelys och Vasileios (som tävlar i vitt i bilden nedan) rapport från tävlingen kan man läsa mer om tävlingen och deras tekniska lösning.

European Microwave Week 2015

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Microwaves are radio waves with wave lengths ranging from as long as one meter to as short as one millimeter, or equivalently, with frequencies between 300 MHz (0.3 GHz) and 300 GHz.

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