RF Circuit and Systems Design

4-8 July 2011

 

Please note that the IET has decided to discontinue the IET Endorsed Provider Scheme for all former participants. However, we will continue to offer Early Bird special discounts for IET members provided a current membership numbers is given at the time of booking. We expect this to continue for 2010-2011.

PRICE

Price per person, including lunch, refreshments and printed course notes

This course is popular so early booking is advised.

IMPORTANT

Please note that we do not charge VAT as we are an educational establishment. This makes the price of this course very competitive!

Discounts are also given for group bookings of 3 or more delegates on the course from the same company. Please phone +44 (0)1483 686040 for further information.

Course Overview

The course has been specifically designed to cover the major elements relevant to engineers working or starting out in the RF field. By joining some of the foremost experts in the field of RF engineering, attendees will quickly be given the tools to get to grips with the major aspects of RF Circuit & System Design. As we are an IET Endorsed Provider, IET members will receive a discount off the standard prices.

 

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for delegates wishing to consolidate and upgrade their RF knowledge to improve their effectiveness in the Mobile Radio Industry.  Delegates will obtain an understanding of the technologies behind receiver design including small signal RF amplifiers, synthesisers and PA design. They will become fully conversant with the use of advanced RF Design software packages, and their limitations, and the effects of EMC. Extensive use of a major CAD package will be a feature of this EPSRC supported course.

The format of the course is such that even those with only a rudimentary understanding of the topic will quickly be brought up to speed. The course material progresses to an advanced level equivalent to that required to an MSc module. This course can also form part of the Modular MSc in Electronic Engineering. Please contact the CE office for further details.

RF Circuit and Systems Design aims to provide engineers with a broad and detailed knowledge of  RF circuit design for both receivers and transmitters. Special emphasis will be given to design techniques for planar circuits appropriate for wireless communication systems.

 

  • Microstrip Design and Fabrication
  • Synthesiser Design
  • Small and Large Signal Amplifier Design
  • Network Analyzer
  • RF Multichip Modules
  • MMICs
  • Mobile Handset Design
  • EMC Considerations

 

RF Provisional Timetable

 

Day

0900-1030

1100-1230

1330-1500

1530-1700

1700-1830

Monday

1.  RF Transmission Lines

 

 

Dr Charles Free

2.  Planar circuit design

 

 

Dr Charles Free

3.  RF Filters

 

 

 

Dr Charles Free

4.  Intro to CAD Laboratory

 

 

Rob Leigh

5.  CAD Laboratory Filters

 

 

Rob Leigh

Tuesday

6.  RF Antennas

 

 

 

Dr Steven Gao

7.  RF Propagation

 

 

 

Dr Tim Brown

8.  MJU Receivers and mixers

 

 

Prof Mike Underhill

9.  Software Radio Basics and Demo

 

 

Prof Mike Underhill

10. RF Noise Measurement Laboratory

 

Rob Leigh

Wednesday

11.  Oscillators and Frequency Synthesisers,

 

Prof Mike Underhill

12. Reliability Issues

 

 

 

Prof Nihal Sinnadurai

13. Vector Network Analyser Measurements

 

 

Nick Ridler

14. Dielectric Measurements

 

 

 

Dr Kevin Lees

15. Oscillator construction laboratory

 

 

 

Rob Leigh

Thursday

16. RF Amplifiers

 

 

Prof Ian Robertson

17. CAD Amplifier Design Laboratory

 

Prof Ian Robertson

18. MMICs

 

 

 

Prof Ian Robertson

19. Transmitters and Handsets

 

 

Prof Ian Robertson

20. CAD Multilayer Circuit Design

 

 

Rob Leigh

Friday

21. Thick Film and RF Fabrication 1

 

Prof Margaret Jakubowska

22. Thick Film and RF Fabrication 2

 

Prof Margaret Jakubowska

Tutorial/Lab Visit

 

 

 

Dr Charles Free

 

 

 

 

Please note that there is an optional Maths Session on the Sunday evening before the course given by Dr Roger Seebold. This will be held in the CEC centre, 2nd floor, Senate House from 6-9pm.

 

Accommodation.

A list of hotels in the Guildford area is available

Some en-suite student-standard accommodation may be available from Sunday-Monday at £50 per night payable by credit card in advance of the course. Breakfast is included. Please telephone 01483 689849 for further information.

 

REGISTRATION

PRICE

Price per person, including lunch, refreshments and printed course notes

For IET Members (proof of membership needed)

IMPORTANT

Please note that we do not charge VAT as we are an educational establishment. This makes the price of this course very competitive!

Discounts are also given for group bookings of 3 or more delegates on the course from the same company. Please phone +44 (0)1483 686040 for further information.

To reserve a place on the above course please complete this Registration Form

Please note that this course books up early so please telephone for availability or preregistration.

Credit Card Payments.

We can accept payment by credit card. However, these take time to process and can hold up registration, particularly in the case of overseas attendees where a VISA application is required. Therefore, when faxing us credit card details please include the following:

We cannot process your card without these details

TAKE THE CREDIT -THE MODULAR MASTERS PROGRAMME

RF Systems and Circuit Design is also an element within the unique MSc awarded by the University of Surrey. Suitably registered candidates can obtain MSc credit through this course.

Courses currently participating in the Modular Masters Programme are listed below.

* It is possible to gain extra credits on these modules by taking examinations/assignments based on the full Module MSc syllabus.

 (1) Counts as one module.
Registration on the Modular Masters scheme is optional and currently free. In addition to the opportunity to build credits towards a recognised qualification, benefits will include the availability of tutorial support and the opportunity to increase understanding through integrated exercises.

Assessments are mainly by examination with some Assignment content.

All courses are stand alone modules and therefore can be attended on an individual basis.

Students will have up to 4 years to complete their studies.

Pre-registration for the MSc via short courses is currently free, however, a charge of £100 per module is made for the examinations.

ABOUT CCSR AND THE UNIVERSITY

CCSR is a post-graduate research centre within the School of Electronic Engineering, Information Technology & Mathematics, running MSc courses in Satellite Communication Engineering, Satellites & Mobile Systems as well as research in:

Mobile Communication Systems Multimedia Systems Networks Digital Signal Processing

CCSR has 60 PhD students in the above area and research grants and contracts worth £5M. It is involved in the Virtual Centre of Excellence in Mobile & Personal Communications and is a major player in EU Framework awards.

CCSR and CSER were recently awarded the 1996 Queens Anniversary Prize for outstanding work in Satellite Communications & Engineering Research and Teaching.

Further Information

For further information and general enquiries, contact the Continuing Education Office

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