Practical RF / Microwave Design
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|Dates||Mon 27 to Fri 31 Jan 2014|
|Subject area(s)||Electronic Engineering|
|Application status||Applications being accepted|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
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Due to the huge proliferation of wireless products, the use of RF system and sub-system elements is increasing. However, market demands in many business sectors are forcing dramatic cuts in the product-to-market schedule and on unit costs.
One of the major causes for RF projects running over budget or timescale projections is due to the prototype re-work phase, which arises from the complex nature of RF design.
This course can be taken in conjunction with the Successful RF PCB Design course as a single package for the discount price of £2240.00 (the standard price of the Practical RF/Microwave Design course and the Successful RF PCB Design course taken separately is £2340.00)
This intensive, five-day practical course provides acceleration through the RF design learning curve by presenting a comprehensive introduction to RF and microwave design theory, techniques and measurements. It gives an overview of the fundamental concepts involved with RF/Microwave design and presents design methodologies for both passive and active RF and microwave circuits and antenna design. Common RF/Microwave measurements are detailed and demonstrated.
Many of the lectures rely on the use of live demonstrations involving test equipment and computer-based simulation tools to illustrate concepts. In addition, the delegates will have several opportunities to use the AWR Microwave Office design suite during the "hands-on" sessions of this course. The course will also demonstrate the use of state-of-the-art measurement instruments on day 4 (Thursday).
The presenters on the course are specialists drawn from both academia and industry, with a combined design experience of over fifty man-years.
What people say about the course...
Good course, covered a good section of RF and Microwave areas
- Richard Hood, MBDA UK Ltd
Professional and well structured
- M Smith, Consultant, Plextek Limited
Very good value course, covers a wide range of material, I will be able to use the acquired knowledge directly in my day-to –day activities
- Darek Maksimiuk, Radar R & D, Honeywell
CAD software provided by AWR Corporation.
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This 3-hour session reinforces the concepts presented in the morning sessions by giving you access to the AWR Microwave Office Design Suite. A structured set of exercises, will be used in these practical sessions and include the following CAD design exercises: transmission line analysis and synthesis, lumped component performance at RF due to parasitics, quarter wave transformers, attenuator design, design of one port matching networks. You can then explore the various aspects of the design exercises at your own pace, during the three hour session.
A continuation of the CAD sessions from Day One. Additional CAD design exercises include: lumped and lumped-distributed branchline and rat race coupler designs, lumped element filter design (low pass, bandpass), distributed element filter design (low pass, bandpass) to complement the morning sessions.
The final CAD session in which you will have the opportunity to complete the outstanding exercises and also design a low noise, small signal amplifier.
General Theory of RF/Microwave Oscillators; Introduction to Negative Resistance Oscillators; Small Signal (Linear) Design Techniques; Large Signal (Non-linear) Design Techniques; Practical Examples.
First day registration from 9.00am when course materials will be distributed.
Refreshments from 9.00am on the first day plus two 30 minute breaks during the day and a one-hour lunch break.
The course will begin at 9.30am and end at approximately 5.30pm on each day.
Dr Peter Gardner
Department of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Birmingham
Dr Peter Gardner...more
Mr Andy Dearn
Plextek RF Integration, Plextek Limited
Andy Dearn has been employed by Plextek...more
Graham Payne Consulting
Graham Payne started his career in 1966 at Philips Research...more
Professor Yi Huang
BSc (Wuhan), MSc (Nanjing), DPhil (Oxford), SMIEEE, FIET, Ceng
Department of Electrical Engineering...more
- Acceleration through the RF/MW learning curve.
- RF theory supported by numerous demonstrations, case studies and examples.
- Group size normally limited to 18 delegates to maintain an effective delegate to course tutor ratio.
- Opportunity to discuss specific engineering applications with the course tutors.
- Use of industry standard RF test equipment.
- Hands-on use of AWR Microwave Office RF CAD Tool.
CertificationSample certificate .
Participants who satisfy the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The pdf sample above is an illustration only, and the wording will reflect the course and dates attended.
Level and demands
- Design engineers and technical managers wanting to gain an overview of RF/microwave engineering principles.
- Designers and those with some RF experience but little formal training who wish to broaden their design skill base.
- Baseband and signal processing designers who need to be aware of RF issues.
Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms are rated 3-star, and come with free high-speed internet access and TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.
Fees include course materials, tuition, refreshments and lunches. The price does not include accommodation.
All courses are VAT exempt.
Option 1: Course fee for the Practical RF/Microwave Design course only is £1895.00
Option 2: Discount package fee for the Practical RF/Microwave Design course and the Successful RF PCB Design course is £2240.00 (normally £2340.00).
- Programme Fee
- Option 1: Please see above: £1895.00
- Option 2: Please see above: £2240.00
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