How do you modify wireless components for next generation of connected devices? That is one question that will no doubt surface next year at the Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, also known as WamiCon, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Craig Sapashe, the general chair of the conference and a sales account manager at test equipment maker Keysight Technologies, said that wireless components are evolving for fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless technology and the Internet of Things. But engineers are still doing what they have always done, searching for “ways to increase data rates, increase efficiency, and more effectively use the spectrum available,” he said in a press release.

These topics will be discussed at next year’s event, which will take place between April 24th and 25th in Cocoa Beach, Florida. The conference is much smaller than industry pilgrimages like the International Microwave Symposium, but Sapashe still expects over 200 people to attend.

More than 75 papers will be presented, he added. Many of the presentations will examine hot topics in microwaves, like wireless sensing, energy harvesting, and radar. Other focal points will be on power amplifiers, linearization enhancement techniques, and device modeling.