The 2013 Joint UffC, EFTF and PFM Symposium was held at the Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic on 21—25 July 2013 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the society. The following three large Symposia were joined together:
We were particularly pleased that the joint symposia were able to host the European Frequency and Time Forum (EFTF) as well as the Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) workshop. It was the 6th in the series of successful joint meetings between the EFTF and IFCS and the 3rd joint meeting between the ISAF and PFM. The conference was highly successful in all accounts. Over 300 society volunteers helped to put together outstanding technical and social programs for the 2013 Joint UFFC, EFTF, and PFM Symposium.
The technical program and all information related to the joint conference were offered in the Advanced Program Book (PDF, 8.5 MB). For the first time, participants were able to download the technical program and information on the sessions and speakers on their smartphones.
The attendance for the conference was as follows: 1,232 regular participants, 567 students, 85 exhibitors, and 149 guests for the total of 2,033. Attendees represented 49 countries; the four highest attendees were from the United States, France, Japan, and Germany, respectively. About 50 percent of participants registered for the IUS while the other half registered for the ISAF–PFM and the IFCS–EFTF. The summary of the conference registrations are shown below:
A series of short courses were organized by the Short Course Committee—Roman Maev, David Cann, and Jeremy Everard—and offered on Sunday before the start of the technical sessions. The IUS, ISAF–PFM, and EFTF–IFCS offered 24, 12, and 16 tutorial sessions, respectively. A total of 299 registered for short courses, of whom 133 were regular participants and 166 were students.
TPC co-chairs—Stanislav Emelianov, Susan Trolier–McKinstry, Dragan Damjanovic, Andrei Kholkin, Gaetano Mileti, and Warren Walls—put together 4 plenary, 144 oral, and 10 poster sessions during four days. Each day there were 12 parallel oral sessions. There were 6 plenary speakers, 77 invited talks, 1,625 contributed talks, of which 734 were oral and 891 were poster presentations. Also, 48 Student Paper Competetion finalists presented their posters on Monday. The SPC Awards were presented by the general chair of the conference to the winners at the student luncheon on Thursday.
Publication co-chairs—Stanislav Kamba (committee chair), Jafar Saniie, and Aaron Patridge—diligently reviewed 560 IUS, 98 ISAF–PFM, and 268 IFCS–EFTF manuscripts for conference proceedings. DVD containing all proceedings was distributed to participants in early November 2013 within the timeframe required by the IEEE Publication Department.
Five Platinum Patrons—National Institute of Standard and Technology, Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Shoei Chemical, Ultrasonix, and Verasonics—financially sponsored the UFFC joint symposia. The exhibits co-chairs—Sue Kingston, David Cann, and Sue Kingston—were able to successfully bring a total of 48 exhibits and 86 exhibitors to the conference. All industry demonstrated their state of the art products during the first three days of the conference.
The social activities of the conference were a huge success. All participants joined in the conference reception on Monday at the Prague Congress Centre. The Conference Banquet took place on Wednesday evening. Participants were divided into four groups based on their registration preferences. Three groups of about 750 in total took a three-hour boat trip and over 900 participants attended a gala dinner at the Zofin Palace. Both events included live band entertainment and fine food with wine and beer served during dinner. The conference also provided buffet lunch and a.m./p.m. refreshments every day.
The venue of the IEEE Joint Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Symposium was Prague Congress Centre close to the historical centre of Prague, Czech Republic.
The street address of the venue is 5. kvetna 65, 140 21 Prague 4, Czech Republic.
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is well known for its historical monuments, classical architecture and rich cultural heritage that continues today in many theaters, concert halls, opera houses and galleries. Come and discover this wonderful city and walk in the footsteps not only of Franz Kafka and Antonin Dvorak but also of Tycho de Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Bernard Bolzano, Christian Doppler, Albert Einstein, Jaroslav Heyrovsky, Vladimir Prelog and others.
Prague has 1.3 million inhabitants living on approximately 500 square kilometers. The historical city center is a designated UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage area which stretches over more than 8 square kilometers. Charles University in Prague, founded in 1348, is the oldest university in Central Europe.
The dominant feature of the city is Prague Castle with its gothic St. Vitus Cathedral. The castle, formerly the seat of Czech kings since 1087, became the seat of the president in 1918. The Lesser Town below the castle boasts a profusion of intimate corners and character restaurants blended with splendid aristocratic palaces and charming gardens. The 14th century Charles Bridge, the most remarkable promenade site in Prague, connects Lesser Town with the Old Town, amazing network of twisting medieval lanes. The Old Town City Hall in the Old Town Square houses the oldest working Astronomical Clock in the world (1410), chosen as our Symposium logo. At every hour, a presentation of four figures and statues of 12 Apostles starts. Between the Old Town Square and the river bank, remains of unique 13th century Jewish Town offer mysterious spiritual atmosphere.
Due to hilly landscape over double-bent river valley, the elevated sites such as the Castle or the Prague Congress Centre offer magnificent views over the city's “one hundred spires”.
Vaclav Havel Airport Prague handles flights of most European carriers, including low-cost ones, as well as some overseas flights. To find the most appropriate flight without the need of visiting individual carrier websites, you may try a global travel search site at http://www.skyscanner.net/.
Czech Airlines as the official carrier for UFFC 2013 offers a 10% discount in Economy Class and a 15% discount in Business Class for all attendees and accompanying persons of the Symposium. The discount applies to flights within one week prior and after the Event. Detailed information can be found on the Czech Airlines Event website.
The airport is located approx. 30 minutes by car from the city centre, the travelling time extends during rush hours. There is a good connection by public transport buses and taxis, no train or underground connection is available.
Bus 119: Prague Airport (Letiste Ruzyne) → Dejvicka (end stop of the bus and Metro line A terminal), then take Metro: Dejvicka → Muzeum (5 stations), then change the line and take Metro C: Muzeum → Vysehrad (2 stations). The journey takes less than 1 hour including the changes and waiting times. The bus stop is situated directly in front of the airport terminal.
Prague public transport is fast, efficient and frequent. Metro and most daily trams and buses operate every day from 5 AM till midnight. Night trams and buses (line numbers beginning with 5) operate throughout the night. Similar to most capitals, the concentration of picpockets is elevated, be aware in the historical centre as well as on your route from/to the airport.
Basic fare of 32 CZK (approx. 1.30 EUR) entitles the holder to use all means of public transport (Metro, trams, buses and cable car to the Petrin hill) for up to 90 minutes including unlimited number of changes. The ticket must be validated using a yellow box inside the first bus or tram, or while first entering designated area in Metro. After validation, just keep the ticket with you.
Tickets can be purchased at:
When entering the bus, remember to validate the ticket.
The fast bus line operates daily from 5 AM till 10 PM in regular intervals 30 minutes. The route is Prague Airport → Dejvicka (Metro A) → Masarykovo Nadrazi railway station (Metro B) → Hlavni Nadrazi (Prague Main Railway Station, Metro C). The fare is 50 CZK or 30 CZK if travelling just between the airport and Dejvicka Metro terminal.
From the terminal stop, Hlavni nadrazi, you can continue by Metro directly to the conference venue (Vysehrad, 2 stations). A cheaper 26 CZK ticket can be used for this route.
From Dejvicka Metro terminal, you can use Metro as described under Public transport.
The journey from the airport to Kongresove centrum takes at least half an hour and should cost around 600 CZK. The taxi rank of both official airport companies (AAA radiotaxi and Radiocab) is situated directly in front of the airport terminal. For the journey back, we strongly recommend ordering a taxi from your hotel reception rather than finding a cab in the street.
All principal railway stations are situated along Metro stations. There are only 3 Metro lines in Prague (A, B, C) so it is not difficult to reach Vysehrad station (line C).
If you decide to take a taxi, we strongly recommend ordering one rather than finding a cab in the street. For AAA radiotaxi, just call 14014 and wait 5–10 minutes until your taxi (yellow colour) picks you up.
Prague Congress Centre is a large building located just a few steps from the Vysehrad Metro station. The entrance to the building will be clearly signposted.
Photographs courtesy of fungus2. More Prague photos are available in our gallery.
Electrical outlets are 230 V, 50 Hz, French E-type plugs and sockets are used.
Symposium program can be downloaded as a smartphone application and then used with or without Internet connectivity.
For basic user instructions, please download the Getting Started (PDF) document.
UFFC—IEEE Joint Symposia were an excellent platform to show activities deployed within the different working groups.
|Sunday, 21 July 2013:||Short courses and Tutorials|
|Monday, 22 July 2013:||IUS plenary presentation|
|Tuesday, 23 July 2013:||ISAF–PFM plenary presentation|
|Wednesday, 24 July 2013:||IFCS–EFTF plenary presentation|
|Monday–Thursday, July 22–25 2013:||Oral and poster sessions.|
The Advanced Program Book (PDF, 8.5 MB) is available for download. With respect to the printed version, some errors have been corrected. For latest updates and program changes not included in the printed version, please check the Program Updates (PDF).
For details on tutorial sessions, see the Short courses section.
Abstract book is available for download:
|MON July 22||TUE July 23||WED July 24||THU July 25|
Awards & Plenary I
Awards & Plenary II
Awards & Plenary III
|10:30–12:00||Parallel sessions||Parallel sessions||Parallel sessions||Parallel sessions|
|13:00–14:00||Poster session||Poster session||Poster session||Poster session|
|14:00–15:30||Parallel sessions||Parallel sessions||Parallel sessions||Parallel sessions|
|15:30–16:30||Poster session||Poster session||Poster session||Poster session|
|16:30–18:00||Parallel sessions||Parallel sessions||Parallel sessions||Plenary IV and round table discussion|
|Plenary session I, Monday July 22, 8:30–10:00|
|Opening, UFFC Achievement Award, Ultrasonics New Fellows, and IUS Awards|
|IUS||Session Chair:||Stanislav Emelianov|
|Plenary speaker:||Peter Burns, University of Toronto, Canada|
Cancer and the Acoustic Bubble
|Plenary session II, Tuesday July 23, 8:30–10:00|
|UFFC Distinguished Lecturer Award, Ferroelectrics Awards, ISAF New Fellows|
|ISAF–PFM||Session Chair:||Susan Trolier McKinstry|
|Plenary speaker:||Kenji Uchino, ONR Global-Asia & the Pennsylvania State University USA|
Piezoelectric Actuator Renaissance
|Plenary session III, Wednesday July 24, 8:30–10:00|
|Distinguished Service Award, IFCS and EFTF Awards|
|IFCS–EFTF||Session Chair:||Warren Walls|
|Plenary speaker:||Daniel Kleppner, MIT-Harvard Centre for Ultracold Atoms USA|
In Praise of the Useless and the Useful: The Creation of Atomic Clocks
|Plenary session IV, Thursday July 25, 16:30–15:45|
|Session Chair: Ahmad Safari|
|IFCS–EFTF||Patrick Gill, National Physical Laboratory, UK|
Optical Clocks – Way ahead of their Time?
|ISAF–PFM||Andreas Schoenecker, Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany|
Smart solutions for a sustainable future – advances in smart materials, production technologies and applications
|IUS||Roman Maev, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada|
New Generation of High Resolution Ultrasonic Imaging Technology for Material Characterization and NDT in Advanced Automotive Manufacturing
|Round table discussion 15:45–16:00|
|Patrick Gill, Andreas Schoenecker, Roman Maev|
|IUS:||Peter Burns, University of Toronto, Canada|
|ISAF–PFM:||Kenji Uchino, The Pennsylvania State University and ONR, USA|
|IFCS–EFTF:||Daniel Kleppner, MIT, USA|
|IUS:||Roman Maev, University of Windsor, Canada|
|ISAF–PFM:||Andreas Schoenecker, Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany|
|IFCS–EFTF:||Patrick Gill, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), UK|
A list of all short courses can be downloaded as a PDF document.
For detailed information, please see the IUS Short Courses (PDF) document.
For detailed information, please see the IFCS–EFTF Short Courses (PDF) document.
|Call for papers:||October 1, 2012|
|Abstract submission begins:||December 19, 2012|
|Abstract submission reminder:||January 7, February 7 & 21, 2013|
|Abstract submission deadline:||March 6, 2013, 23:59 EST (USA)|
|Acceptance notification:||April 19, 2013|
|Advanced registration ends:||June 1, 2013|
|Hotel reservation:||June 19, 2013|
|Fee refunds:||July 1, 2013|
|Paper submission (online only):||July 21, 2013 (or earlier)|
|Tutorial and short courses:||July 21, 2013|
| Technical program, exhibition,|
reception and gala dinner:
|July 22–25, 2013|
|Submission to the IEEE TUFFC journal:||December 15, 2013|
Department of Materials Science and Eng.
Institute of Physics
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
TPC Co-Chair, IUS:
Department of Biomedical Eng.
The University of Texas at Austin
TPC Co-Chair, ISAF/PFM:
Susan Trolier McKinstry
W. M. Keck Smart Materials Integration Laboratory
Penn State University
TPC Co-Chair, ISAF/PFM:
Institute of Materials, School of Engineering
TPC Co-Chair, ISAF/PFM:
CICECO & Dept. of Ceramics and Glass Engineering
University of Aveiro, Portugal
TPC Co-Chair, IFCS/EFTF:
U.S. Naval Observatory
Chairman of the EFTF Scientific Committee:
The LTF laboratory
University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Institute of Physics
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Herman van de Vaart
Exhibition Representative, IFCS-EFTF:
Institute of Physics
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
For the large community of researchers, a product exhibition will be held during the meeting. The following companies, leaders in their areas, will present their technologies.
|An independent ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited acoustic measurement and testing laboratory, Acertara provides advanced products and testing services, as well as advanced development services, special measurement, testing and analysis tools to medical imaging ultrasound and ultrasound related Original Equipment Manufacturers worldwide.|
|Advanced OEM Solutions (AOS) designs and manufactures customizable Ultrasonic Phased Array and conventional Ultrasonic instruments perfect for research and industrial applications. We provide full control of all parameters, so that you aren’t blocked. The software platform (API) is extremely easy to use and integrate. Example source code is even provided! AOS will work with you to get the solution you want.|
|Advanced Modular Systems is a leading supplier of thin film process equipment and technologies for piezoelectric devices. The generation 4 tool is a combination of all thin film technological processes in one cluster tool – deposition and tuning/trimming based on our proprietory technologies. This tool delivers highest throughput, uptime and yield in industry. It provides the Lowest Cost of Ownership. Applications: SAW, BAW.|
|AixACCT Systems is world leader in testing piezoelectric materials and devices. This covers characterization of piezoelectric films, bulk ceramics and single crystals as well as ink jet print heads and fuel injection multilayer systems. AixACCT Systems accompanies its customer from material development to quality control during production. The characterization tools cover pure electrical testing, electromechanical testing, magnetoelectric testing. In house testing service is offered for almost any kind of thin and thick films, actuator and various special geometries and designs. The misson of aixACCT is to provide Advanced Customized Characterization Technologies – we build your specific test system according to your requirements. We find solutions.|
|AnaPico AG manufactures RF & microwawe signal generators (low phase noise, fast switching), various models beyond 20 GHz. Broandband synthesizer and signal generator modules from 0.1 to 20 GHz, Phase Noise Test Equipment and Signal Source Analyzers up to 26 GHz. Customized solutions. Anapico is a ISO9001 certified Swiss company.|
|Apex Ultrasound company was founded in 1997. Located in Shanghai, Apex is one of the leading companies for designing, developing and manufacturing medical ultrasonic transducer and probe products, and providing interrelated technical service.|
|Asylum Research is the technology leader in atomic force microscopy. Asylum AFMs are the number one choice of leading researchers in the field of piezoresponse force microscopy, piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics and multiferroics. Our Cypher™ and MFP-3D™ Families of AFMs offer very high sensitivity, high bias and crosstalk-free measurements with our exclusive mode, Dual AC™ Resonance Tracking (DART) and Band Excitation (BE) modes. High voltage options are available for the Cypher AFM (± 150 V) and the MFP-3D (± 220 V).|
|The Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley, will be discussing some of their 100 research projects and in particular, elements of their research related to RF MEMS and mechanical structures suitable for frequency control and radio integration. BSAC has, since its founding in 1986 as the U.S. National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on MEMS, been devoted to interdisciplinary engineering research on micro- and nano-scale sensors, moving mechanical elements, microfluidics, materials, and processes that take advantage of progress made in integrated-circuit, bio, and polymer technologies. BSAC has 160 researchers, 36 industrial organization members, and faculty and affiliate faculty from 7 departments and 3 campuses of the University of California.|
|Brandywine Communications is the premier supplier of ultra-precise GPS and time code based Time and Frequency products. Offering next generation solutions for telecom, government / aerospace & defense, power utilities, and public safety, Brandywine has a solution for your critical timing need.|
|Brilliant Instruments is a manufacturer of modular measurement instruments for timing and signal generation. Products include 5 GHz Time Interval Analyzers with picosecond resolution and millions of measurements per second, 3 GHz clock generators with extremely low jitter and phase noise, and 5 GHz electronic multiplexers.|
|Embedded–ultrasound technology and subsystem electronics for B2B health care and industrial applications as well as cutting-edge research: We enable ultrasound. A technology innovation leader with a game changing embedded–ultrasound platform, Cephasonics provides a complete range of cQuest™-based technology, semiconductor and subsystem products that increase the performance, lower the power and accelerate time–to–market of ultrasound devices. The company’s cQuest Ultrasound API™ software is the catalyst for customer innovations that are spurring a revolution in ultrasound from image-guided procedures to ultrasound as an appliance. Launched with a management buyout in March 2012 and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Cephasonics’ technology and semiconductor products, including its AutoFocus™ beamforming technology and its SAM1600 family of ADCs, have won multiple industry awards for innovation.|
|DICOM is a technology company, which develops and manufactures highly dependable products for high-profile government entities such as military and law enforcement departments as well as organizations in aerospace and utility industries. At present, DICOM offers a complete range of leading-edge products for voice and data communications. Developed and produced in-house in Czech Republic, DICOM’s solutions boast of excellent quality, reliability and robustness. So far, our globally evaluated solutions have been deployed in about 20 countries worldwide. DICOM’s prime contracting capability combines key in-depth skills in systems, enabling it to provide one-stop shop capability and service provision for demanding customers.|
|Electronics & Innovation Ltd., E&I, is a world leader in providing rugged and reliable RF power amplifiers. E&I designs and manufactures RF broadband power amplifiers, phased array systems, impedance matching and variable transformers, and custom RF solutions. In addition to our standard product lines, we are now offering custom modules and pallets – designed specifically to fulfill your OEM requirements. Operating globally and continuing to expand our technology, E&I is committed to providing RF power solutions of the highest quality, durability and ruggedness.|
|Fomos–Materials company is one of the worldwide leaders in producing and supplying of innovative piezoelectric materials: Lanthanum Gallium silicate (Langasite) and Lanthanum Gallium tantalate (Langatate) in boules, precut blocks, wafers, and blanks. The company has a comprehensive technological cycle for growing piezoelectric crystals by the Czochralski method, including initial charge synthesis, crystal growth and further processing. Fomos–Materials owns a family of 15 patents on Langasite crystal growth, processing and component production valid in Russia, Europe, the US, Japan, Korea and China. Its products are in high demand by domestic and foreign manufacturers of vibration, pressure, and temperature sensors operating in a temperature range up to 1000 °C supplied to air, power, oil and gas industries.|
|The ultrasound department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering is specialized in providing flexible customized development of single- and multichannel systems and ultrasound imaging techniques for use in biomedical and technical applications. The range spreads out from the low frequency application (sonar and treatment systems), over the clinical diagnostic field to high-frequency and ultra-high-frequency imaging systems and procedures for the imaging on small animals and for the acoustic microscopy.|
|Frequency Electronics, Inc. (FEI) is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of high precision timing, frequency control and synchronization products for space and terrestrial applications. Frequency’s products are used in commercial, government and military systems, including satellite payloads, C4ISR markets, missiles, UAVs, aircraft, GPS, secure radios, energy exploration and wireline and wireless communication networks. Frequency has received over 100 awards of excellence for achievements in providing high performance electronic assemblies for over 150 space and DOD programs. Our mission is to provide precision time and low phase noise frequency generation systems from 1 Hz to 42 GHz, for space and other challenging environments.|
|Founded in 1998 by employees of the Institut für Medizinische Physik und Biophysik of Martin Luther University Halle–Wittenberg, the name GAMPT – Company for Applied Medical Physics and Technique – now stands for comprehensive expertise in the field of ultrasonic measuring technology. We design our own projects and work together with partners from business and research to find solutions. A growing network of customers and partners in Germany, Europe, Asia and the USA is a reflection of many successful collaborations.|
Know-how gathered over many years in the field of ultrasonic measurement qualifies us to plan and realise even very complex and highly sensitive measuring methods and equipment – examples include the “BubbleCounter” in the field of medical technology and the membrane hydrophone for the measuring of sound fields.
In addition to our own devices we also develop individual ultrasonic solutions upon request. From the circuit design to the construction of sensors, the development of suitable software solutions to the production of complete devices – the brains at GAMPT find the right concepts for highly specialised requirements.
|GuideTech is a leading provider of High-precision Frequency Counters and “CTIA” Continuous Time Interval Analyzers With 2 ps resolution and 4.5 million Measurements per second. Developing test and measurement instruments for scientific laboratories, development and volume manufacturing applications, GuideTech’s products are based on 24 patents. GuideTech's multi-channel test systems substantially improve throughput of Automated Test Equipment (ATE) through fast measurement rates, greater accuracy, increased parallelism and critical high-speed timing test coverage. The Company sells its Computer-based timing instruments since 1988 to NIST, NASA, CERN, US Naval Observatory, Northrop, Rolls Royce and other respected organizations worldwide. GuideTech’s products and test systems are available in PCI, PCIe, PXI, PXIe and as an Integrated System / Test Solution.|
|Holzworth Instrumentation is a global provider of high performance Phase Noise Analyzers and RF Synthesis products. Based in Boulder Colorado, Holzworth designs and manufactures cross correlation analyzers and ultra low phase noise RF sources that are used in test systems and OEM applications for both commercial and defense. These intuitive products are compact with the highest level of reliability.|
|Honda Electronics is known as a manufacturer and supplier of wide range of ultrasonic apparatus such as ultrasonic cleaner, welder, and medical diagnostic imaging system beside with ultrasonic flow meter and tank gauges. Honda Electronics challenges to the future through development and production of ultrasonic utilize instruments with environmental awareness and piezoelectric material study.|
|HUMANSCAN is well known for its innovation in medical ultrasound transducer technology and we are supplying ultrasound transducer for many system companies. HUMANSCAN has been a leader in ultrasound transducers with state-of-the-art technologies since 2001. HUMANSCAN’s wide range of transducers spans the full portfolio of array type and grades of ultrasound systems. Drawing on our knowledge and know-how, we can actively respond to customer’s detail requirements and quickly provide optimized solution.|
|Imasonic develops and produces ultrasonic transducers for Medical and NDT applications and benefits from 20 years of involvement in these fields. Using our proprietary Piezocomposite technology, any type of transducer can be designed based on customer’s requirements, from single element to Phased Array transducers.|
|IPPT PAN is a government funded scientific institute conducting high quality research in science and technology. The most important fields of the Institute's expertise include theoretical and applied mechanics, theory of coupled mechanical and physical fields, theoretical and experimental mechanics of materials and structures, computational methods in mechanics, acoustoelectronics, and ultrasonic medical diagnostics.|
Products: we are mainly promoting our Institute and running projects.
|Created January 1st, 1993 by the electronic engineer, Jean-Marc Lecoeur; the Lecoeur Electronique company is the result of many years devoted exclusively to non-destructive testing, using ultrasounds. Today Lecoeur Electronique is still growing and launching new products and becoming a strong reference in its field. On top of this, the company is really proud of the trust and satisfaction rates, their customers grant Lecoeur Electronique. We are capable of building your custom-made equipment. You just have to send us your specifications and we’ll bring you the adapted solution. Our strength is to be able to adapt ourselves to your technical and budgetary requests.|
|Menlo Systems, a leading developer and global supplier of instrumentation for high-precision metrology, was founded in 2001 as spin-off of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. Known for the Nobel-Prize-winning Optical Frequency Comb technology, the Munich based company offers complete solutions based on ultrafast lasers, synchronization electronics and THz systems for applications in industry and research. Over the years, with more than 80 employees across offices in Germany and the US, Menlo Systems became the market leader in laser-based precision measurements, including the Optical Frequency Comb technology.|
|Morion, Inc. is well-known both in Russia and as a worldwide designer and manufacturer of quartz frequency control products (FCP) - quartz oscillators, filters and crystals dedicated for various applications such as telecommunications, navigation, test & measurement, digital broadcasting, search and rescue systems, etc. We will be glad to present our existing and newly developed products, including the latest generation of miniature high-frequency precision low phase noise OCXOs and low profile precision OCXOs providing long term stability.|
|M Squared Lasers develops and manufactures next-generation, technically advanced diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers and related systems. M Squared Lasers, headquartered in Glasgow, has global reach across Europe, USA and Asia. M Squared Lasers’ knowledge base spans the entire laser performance spectrum, from Continuous Wave to femtosecond systems, and from Deep Ultraviolet to terahertz wavelengths.|
M Squared’s product expertise include: ultrashort pulse lasers (ps and fs), widely tunable laser sources, ultranarrow linewidth lasers (tunable and fixed wavelength), photonic instrumentation sub-systems and custom laser sources.
|Jinan Jingzheng Electronics Co., Ltd is specialized in producing single-crystal lithium niobate (LiNbO3) thin films of three inches in diameter and 300–700 nm in thickness, and LNOI with optional electrodes have also been successfully developed. The technology of ion implantation and direct wafer bonding was adopted in the production of our LN thin films. As this ferroelectric thin film enjoys remarkable electro-optic, ferroelectric and nonlinear optical properties, it can be utilized in a broad range of areas, including integrated optics, high-density data storage and electronic devices and components. Electronic devices made with single-crystal lithium niobate thin films will meet the requirements of high-speed, wide-bandwith, high-density and high-efficiency.|
|NEL Frequency Controls designs and manufactures ultra low phase noise crystal oscillators.|
Highlighted NEW product: Precision Ultra Low Phase Noise O-CDF Series OCXO Dual Frequency Reference Modules. These new modules consist of two ultra low phase noise OCXOs that are phase locked together to provide a fully characterized, “plug and play” solution. The O-CDF Series provides customers the option of a low-HF reference (10 MHz – 100 MHz), or a low-UHF reference (10 MHz – 1 GHz) for their applications when they need two outputs phase/frequency locked with each other. These modules allow optimizing performance depending on the customer needs.
|Noise XT is a provider of high spectral purity Test and Measurement solutions. Phase Noise testers and Pulsed Signals analysis systems enables users to achieve lower noise characteristics at high testing speed. State of the art noise testing down to the thermal noise limits is possible with our NXA-26 using cross-correlation architecture. Absolute, Added (residual) phase noise and Amplitude noise can be measured on CW or pulsed signals from 2 MHz to over 100 GHz.|
|Onda Corporation is the global leader in ultrasound measurement instrumentation and services. Decades of engineering have culminated into a suite of measurement instruments used to acoustically characterize and control a variety of complex medical and industrial devices. Beyond its product line, Onda also offers a broad range of services that include the design, development, manufacturing, and testing to support and accelerate your ultrasound needs.|
|Piktime Systems sp. z o.o. – satellite techniques and precise time sector company, established in 2007. The company concentrates on development and manufacturing scientific equipment for precise, long-distance atomic clocks comparison. TTS–4 is a next version of our multichannel time transfer system. It has been over 20 years since first “TTS” was introduced.|
|Precision Acoustics is a leading manufacturer of test equipment for high frequency ultrasound measurement. Products include membrane, needle and fibre-optic hydrophones along with ultrasound transducers for research purposes. To complement the hydrophones we can supply fully automated scanning systems. These provide motion control, data analysis and acoustic parameter report generation to satisfy international measurement standards.|
|Weidlinger Associates is the developer of PZFlex, the premier finite element simulation software for piezoelectric and ultrasound analyses. Specifically written for this class of problems, PZFlex displays efficiencies that allow multi-million element models to be solved rapidly on a desktop PC or in the cloud! For nearly 20 years PZFlex has been the simulation tool of choice of the ultrasound imaging, SONAR, NDT, sensor and actuator communities.|
|Radiant's Precision materials testers are designed unlike any other test instruments in the world. They can characterize the individual material properties of dielectric response, remanent polarization, piezoelectricity, pyroelectricity, and electrical leakage with no configuration change. Radiant has introduced a MultiFerroic Test system, Advanced Piezolectric measuring Software, as well as new Magneto software to characterize the charge response of a piezoelectric or multiferroic sample in the presence of a magnetic field.|
|scia Systems provide advanced solutions for ion beam processing in thin film technology. The industry proven scia Trim systems define the leading standard for frequency trimming of piezoelectric resonators (SAW, BAW). New developments in the system layout further improved the performance and reliability of the equipment. As new products for the industry scia Systems introduces their scia Mill for ion beam milling and their scia Coat for precision sputter deposition, both for up to 200 mm full automatic wafer processing. The scia Mill systems are full wafer ion beam process systems capable also for reactive ion beam processing. The scia Coat utilize a special dual ion beam arrangement for high precision coating in the deposition of advanced film stacks.|
|Since its formation in 2006 SIMetris has supported ultrasonic product development for numerous customers worldwide. Using our finite element simulation tool NACS we provide analysis of piezoelectric, vibroacoustic, and magneto-mechanical interactions as well as product optimization. Measurement services offered include validation measurements as well as identification of piezoelectric and magnetic material data.|
|Sonic Concepts is a leading manufacturer of high-power, wide-bandwidth ultrasound transducers and related equipment. Sonic Concepts supplies single- or multi-element transducers, as well as annular, linear, and two-dimensional arrays, single- and multi-channel transmit electronics, passive cavitation detectors (PCDs), high-intensity hydrophones, radiation force balances, water degassing equipment, and related items. Sonic Concepts supports customer projects from initial prototyping into full-scale production.|
|SpectraDynamics, Inc. is a leading supplier of Time and Frequency Products with exceptionally low noise and high stability. Our main product lines are Time and Frequency Distribution Amplifiers, Frequency Synthesizers and Noise Measurement Systems. SpectraDynamics, Inc. is proud to serve the Time and Frequency community around the world.|
|Symmetricom® is the world's leading source of highly precise timekeeping technologies, instruments and solutions. We serve communications, enterprise IT, power utilities, financial services, aerospace, defense, and national labs. In collaboration with international standards groups we help set the world's timekeeping standards.|
|T4Science is designing and offering maser products since 1982. The company is a world’s leader in designing, manufacturing high performance, cost effective, high quality and compact maser products with smart functionality. It also offers a complete line of critical services for total customer satisfaction. T4Science products are used in a wide variety of scientific applications like VLBI, SLR, Navigation, Time and Frequency system.|
|TimeTech GmbH incorporated in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1990 specializes in the field of precise frequency and time systems for Space and Ground applications. The SATRE modems are de-facto TWSTFT equipment used by Metrology laboratories worldwide for comparison of their atomic clocks and SATRE is also used for precise ranging and orbit determination of satellites. TimeTech manufactures turnkey F&T Systems and Ultra-Stable Oscillators for Space applications.|
|The only technology to provide a relative frequency stability better than 1×10-14 for integration times ranging from 0.1 s to 1 day. ULISS does not require the boring and especially expensive use of liquid helium. As demonstrated by the implementation of our first prototype in the new Deep Space Network Station of ESA, in Malargue (Argentina), our technology is able to answering the most demanding applications.|
|Ultrasonix has been a leading provider of dynamic ultrasound research systems for university and biomedical research for more than 10 years. Our full diagnostic ultrasound research systems are used in more than 200 organizations around the world. Founded in 2000, Ultrasonix Medical Corporation was acquired by Analogic (Nasdaq:ALOG) on March 1, 2013.|
|Verasonics has developed revolutionary ultrasound system technology. This real-time software based Ultrasound system accelerates research, provides unsurpassed control, while simplifying the data collection and analysis process. Verasonics licenses its technology, sells research systems, software components and provides consulting services. Key areas of application support: Optoacoustics, HIFU, High-Frequency, Low-Frequency, Elastography as well as a variety of standard imaging modes.|
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