RF and High-Speed Digital Design for Signal Integrity and EMC


    2 Days


    Revised for 2018, this 2-day technical course addresses signal integrity and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) in RF and high-speed digital circuits. It provides a strong foundation for designing high-performance circuits with fewer design iterations and improved prospects of passing conformance tests thereby reducing both development times and costs. In addition to signal integrity, noise, crosstalk, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and EMC concepts within RF, digital and mixed-signal circuits, the course provides a thorough overview of modern printed circuit board (PCB) design principles and layout practice including useful design rules and checklists to aid development reviews. The course is presented by an expert with over 30 years of experience in the RF and microwave industry. Throughout the course, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss your RF and high-speed digital PCB design challenges with the course instructor.


    Module 1 – Fundamentals of Digital and RF Circuits
    Module 2 – Transmission Line Fundamentals
    Module 3 – Use of Transmission Lines
    Module 4 – Controlling and Measuring Line Impedance
    Module 5 – PCB Materials and Fabrication Processes
    Module 6 – Noise, Interference and Crosstalk
    Module 7 – Power Supply Distribution and Decoupling
    Module 8 – Grounding
    Module 9 – Electromagnetic Interference
    Module 10 – PCB Parasitics
    Module 11 – PCB Design Rules
    Module 12 – Case Studies
    Module 13 – Practical Measurement Demonstration


    A detailed course brochure is available on request. Either click here to complete the contact form or call our office on +44 (0)1962 920 123.


    This technical course is aimed at those working with RF and wireless circuits, high-speed digital logic and mixed-signal circuits. Typically, participants would include RF design engineers, wireless design engineers, RF applications engineers, digital design engineers, hardware design engineers, hardware applications engineers, PCB layout engineers and technical managers who wish to improve their understanding of signal integrity in order to better manage the design process.


    This is a technical course and the ability to assimilate and understand technical concepts is essential. A technical background is desirable in order to derive maximum benefit from the course. Participants would normally be qualified to degree level or have equivalent experience in an engineering, physics or mathematics-related subject. If you are unsure about the technical level of the course then either click here to complete the contact form or call our office on +44 (0)1962 920 123.


    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    • Understand the challenges of modern RF and high-speed digital PCB design
    • Better understand PCB design and manufacturing technology, materials and processes
    • Identify and troubleshoot sources of EMI and the impact of grounding and digital noise
    • Know how to minimise cross-coupling between circuits
    • Understand performance limitations of physical components and packaging types
    • Know how to correctly layout RF and high-speed digital PCB designs
    • Reduce development costs and time to market due to fewer PCB design iterations


    The course will take place on the following dates in 2018:

    Course Code RF1405
    Day 1 – Monday 14 May 2018, Registration: 9:00-9:30 AM, Start: 9:30 AM, Finish: 5:00 PM
    Day 2 – Tuesday 15 May 2018, Start: 9:00 AM, Finish: 4:30 PM


    £995 + £199 VAT = £1194 GBP
    UK Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged at 20%


    Course fees cover tuition, morning and afternoon refreshments, lunches and full-colour printed notes. Each participant will also receive a PDF Certificate of Attendance. Accommodation and travel costs are not included in the course fees.


    Rohde & Schwarz UK, Ancells Business Park, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UZ, UK

    Travel by Car
    Ample car parking is available at Rohde & Schwarz UK.

    Travel by Train
    The nearest railway station is Fleet, Station Approach, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3QY, UK.
    Rohde & Schwarz UK is 15 mins walk from the railway station or a short taxi ride.

    Travel by Air
    Heathrow airport is 26 miles (42 km) and Gatwick airport is 48 miles (77 km) from Rohde & Schwarz UK. If you are travelling by air, then we can reserve a taxi for you. The driver will meet you at arrivals and transfer you either to your hotel or directly to the course venue. Please call our office on +44 (0)1962 920 123 if you require any travel assistance.


    Please note that accommodation costs are not included in the course fees. Hotels and B&Bs can be found in the area including:

    Premier Inn Fleet – distance from hotel to course venue=0.8 miles (1.2 km)
    The Lismoyne Hotel – distance from hotel to course venue=1.7 miles (2.7 km)
    The Elvetham Hotel – distance from hotel to course venue=3.6 miles (5.8 km)


    We encourage you to read our full Terms & Conditions, which cover important issues like payment and cancellation policies.


    We want to ensure that our courses meet or exceed your expectations. Therefore, if you attend a scheduled course and conclude by lunch time of the first day that the course is unsuitable, then simply notify the course instructor and we will arrange to refund 100% of the course fee. You must leave the course at this time and return all learning materials and handouts to the instructor for the guarantee to apply.


    A cancellation fee of 20% will apply for cancellations received 7-14 days before the start of a course. Cancellations received less than 7 days before are not refundable. Substitute delegates can be made any time before a course starts.


    Upon registering for a course, confirmation will be emailed immediately followed by the Course Joining Instructions and a VAT Invoice within 1 working day. We strongly recommend that you do not make any firm travel and/or accommodation commitments until you receive final confirmation that the course will definitely go ahead. This is sent as soon as the minimum number of attendees has been reached to make the course viable and no later than 1 week before the scheduled course start date.


    Please click here and complete the contact form or call our office on +44 (0)1962 920 123.

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