European and international design engineers have long known that the RF & Hyper conference and exhibition each year has provided several days packed with educational meetings, course, and product exhibits on the latest RF and microwave developments. The latest, 29th edition of this event, the RF & Hyper Europe 2003, is scheduled for April 1-3, 2003 in Halls 1 and 2 of the Paris-Expo, Porte de Versailles, France.

In 2002, the combined attendance of exhibitors and technical conference visitors was over 4800, up from slightly more than 4500 in 2000. In spite of the challenging economic conditions, the show's organizers feel that the 2003 edition of the conference and exhibition should show an increase in attendance over 2002.

The RF & Hyper Europe 2003 offers a comfortable blend of technical presentations and exhibit booths. Several hundred exhibit booths are expected, including such leading North American firms as Agilent Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA), Ansoft (Pittsburgh, PA), MITEQ (Hauppauge, NY), and Focus Microwaves (St.-Laurent, Quebec, Canada), and such leading European suppliers as MATECH Electronique, Thales Microelectronics, Wessex Electronics, and Temex.

For those interested in the latest technical developments in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) or compatibilite electromagnetique (CEM), the RF & Hyper Europe 2003 is also the site for EMC presentations organized by the Association Francaise de Compatibilite Electromagnetique (AFCEM). These presentations are organized into four sessions held on April 1 and 2. The first session, on general CEM, includes presentations on the effects on aging on EMC filters and the challenge of achieving proper CEM in tunnels. The second session includes presentations on protecting against EM radiation and industry contributions to the drafting of the UTE C 99-111 guide. The third session includes presentations on optimizing EMC in wiring for transportation systems.

The last EMC session, on market regulation and EMC techniques, features presentations on conformity requirements for WiFi and wireless local-area networks (WLANs) at 2.4 and 5 GHz.

In addition to the EMC conference, the RF & Hyper Europe 2003 event features presentations in the form of application/product-based presentations by exhibitors. For more information about RF & Hyper Europe 2003, contact Sylvie Cohen or Carine Dumas, BIRP, 11 rue du Perche, 75003 Paris, France; (33) 144789930, FAX: (33) 144789949, e-mail: hyper@birp.fr, Internet: www.burp.com.