Whether you haven’t yet decided if you should go to ICECS 2010 or not, or you are simply getting hungry for some pie (Converter Passion style … ), this post may be for you. In case it helps for any of the above, I took a quick look in the ICECS 2010 technical program to see how well your data-converter passion will be served at the conference. Since the number of papers (308) is much larger than for NORCHIP, I decided to reduce my survey to only ADC and DAC contributions, and not be as thorough as I was when doing the same for NORCHIP.
My short investigation of the program revealed that, out of the 308 papers, 27 (8.8%) were ADC-related, and only one (!) about DACs. I’m certainly curious to hear what my friend and trusted DAC expert Dr. J Jacob Wikner has to say about that. Because if “ADC research in Europe is about to die“, what does this meagre paper count say about DAC research?
Is there nothing more to research on DACs? Was this a one-off? Are DAC professionals more keen to publish at other conferences? What’s your view? Not just Jacob – I’m asking all of you readers.
Regardless of this fact, I’m looking forward to go to the ICECS. [After all, I’m quite ADC-biased …]
See you there!
BTW: The pie is served at the top, and don’t forget to say hello while at the conference.