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RF Circuit Design

Modules & Sub Modules

Training Days

M1: Essential RF Microwave Concepts - A Practical Approach

  • Signal and Spectrum
  • Circuit Fundamentals
  • Transmission Line
  • S-parameter
  • Smith Chart and Impedance Matching
  • Linearity
  • RF Test Equipment
  • RF Transceiver

3 days

M2: RF and Digital-RF Component Test

  • Review of basic RF concepts
  • RF test accessories
  • Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) for S-parameters, TDR and Gain Compression Measurements
  • Power, Gain Compression, Efficiency and Linearity Measurements
  • Digital-RF Signal Measurements
  • Noise Figure Measurements
  • Phase Noise of Oscillators
  • Introduction to Advanced Topics in RF and Digital-RF Component Test

2 days

M3: Quick Start to ADS

  • Introduction to CAE
  • An Overview of ADS
  • DC Simulation
  • Harmonic Balance Simulation
  • Transient Simulation
  • Circuit Envelop Simulation
  • Introduction to Momentum Simulation
  • Band-pass Filter Design & Optimization
  • Communication System Design Simulation

3 days

M4: RF Circuit Design - Passive Circuits

  • Circuit Fundamentals
  • Transmission Lines
  • Network Analysis
  • Filter Design
  • 3-Ports and 4-Ports Microwave Components

3 days

M5: RF Circuit Design - Active Circuits

  • RF Components
  • Small Signal Amplifier Theory
  • Small Signal Amplifier Design
  • Oscillator Design

3 days

M6: Practical PCB Layout Design Techniques

  • Overview of PCB terminology
  • Assumptions often made about PCB and components
  • Real behaviours of the PCB and components
  • Schematics vs. PCB layout
  • Analogue vs. digital vs. RF
  • PCB material
  • Single-sided, double-side and multilayer PCBs
  • Short trace vs. long trace
  • Creating appropriate stack-up configuration
  • Signal classification and circuit partitioning in PCB
  • Type of signal topologies
  • Decoupling capacitors, power & ground planes, power supply
  • Noise management
  • PCB design process
  • Layout techniques for analog & digital signals
  • Layout techniques for differential signals
  • Layout techniques for high-speed memory
  • Layout techniques for RF circuits

3 days

M7: Practical Approach to EMI/EMC Troubleshooting

  • Introduction
  • Basic EMC/EMI theories
  • EMC control & design techniques
  • EMC/EMI troubleshooting techniques

3 days