Based on the Novio Tech Campus Nijmegen the Benelux RF Conference brings together Belgian and Dutch high tech professionals and companies involved in the development and application of high-end RF techniques. It targets engineers, designers and technical managers in the advanced RF field.


Chair: Bram Nauta (University of Twente)

10:00 – 11:00

Flying to the moon for radio astronomy at low frequencies
Mark Bentum (Astron/TU Eindhoven) & Marc Klein Wolt (RU Nijmegen)

11:00 – 11:30



Chair: Bram Nauta (University of Twente)

11:30 – 12:30

5G RFIC design challenges and opportunities
Bernard Tenbroek (Mediatek)

12:30 – 13:30



Chair: Marco Spirito (TU Delft)


Chair: David Prinsloo (Astron/TU Eindhoven)

13:30 – 14:00

Jim Creed

5G antenna design for mobile phones
Jim Creed (Hi-Tech)

Wireless keyless entry
Jan van Sinderen (NXP)

14:00 – 14:30

Jan Fromme

Challenges of mm-wave OTA test
Jan Fromme (National Instruments)

Microwave imaging technology for automotive
Andreas Reil (Rohde & Schwarz)

14:30 – 15:00



Chair: Marco Spirito (TU Delft)


Chair: David Prinsloo (Astron/TU Eindhoven)

15:00 – 15:30

5G mm-wave from an antennas and propagation perspective
Ulf Johannsen (TU Eindhoven)

Increasing launching options for Dutch semiconductor start-ups
Mike Beunder (TD Shepherd)

15:30 – 16:00

Advanced packaging for RF and mm-wave applications
Karl-Friedrich Becker (Fraunhofer IZM)

How to create a winning nanotechnology based venture
Peter Vanbekbergen (Imec.Xpand)

16:00 – 16:30


Advanced technologies

Chair: Marco Spirito (TU Delft)


Chair: David Prinsloo (Astron/TU Eindhoven)

16:30 – 17:00

SiGe BiCMOS technology for mm-wave, THz and fiber-optic communication systems
Rene Scholz (IHP Solutions)

Johan van der Tang

BLE radio integration meets analog: integration challenges of tomorrow’s BLE SoC
Johan van der Tang (Dialog)

17:00 – 17:30

MEMS for reconfigurable RF and microwave circuits
Roberto Gaddi (Cavendish)

Wi-Fi Wake-Up Radio
Geert Awater (Qualcomm)

17:30 – 19:30

Drinks and dinner

Previous editions

The first Dutch RF Conference on Wednesday 23 November 2016 featured a keynote from Bram Nauta (UT) and talks from Ampleon, NXP, Qorvo, Thales and many more. At the second edition on Wednesday 29 November 2017, there were keynotes from Bart Smolders (TUE) and Jan Craninckx (Imec) and talks from Astron, Dialog, Esa, Philips and many more. The third edition on Wednesday 28 November 2018 saw keynotes from Earl McCune (Eridan Communications/TU Delft) and Patrick Reynaert (KU Leuven) and talks from Fraunhofer, IMST, Newtec, TNO and many more.