RF0212 – Fundamentals of RF and Microwave Measurements

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Course Overview

This popular 2-day classroom course provides a solid grounding in radio frequency (RF), wireless and microwave measurements from high-frequency (HF) to 40 GHz. The course is delivered in partnership with leading test and measurement equipment manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz at their UK office in Fleet.

The course introduces basic theory and high-frequency measurement concepts before addressing a range of common RF, wireless and microwave measurements used in research and development (R&D), manufacturing test and production environments.

The course also includes a series of practical measurement demonstrations to help reinforce concepts, performed using the latest RF and microwave test and measurement instruments. There will also be opportunities for hands-on time with test equipment under expert guidance from the course instructor. Throughout the course, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask the instructor questions to help clarify understanding.

What You Will Learn
  • Understand essential principles of RF, wireless and microwave measurements

  • Describe key RF, wireless and microwave measurement parameters

  • Understand how to use a range of RF, wireless and microwave test equipment

  • Reduce the risk of expensive test equipment damage, repair costs and downtime

  • Understand how to correctly perform common RF and microwave measurements

  • Better utilise test and measurement equipment features and functionality

  • Develop improved problem solving capability due to better understanding

Target Audience
  • Recent Graduates

  • New Starters

  • RF Design Engineers and Technicians

  • Microwave Engineers and Technicians

  • RF Test Engineers and Technicians

  • RF Applications Engineers

  • Technical Managers

This technical course is ideal for graduates and new entrants to the field of RF, wireless and microwave measurements. It is also suitable for those with industry experience but with knowledge gaps that need to be addressed.

Staff members taking the course typically include engineers and technicians involved in making RF, wireless and microwave measurements and working in R&D, manufacturing test and production environments in the RF, wireless and microwave communications industry.

The course is also suitable for recent graduates or experienced engineers moving into the RF, wireless and microwave field, who need to quickly get up-to-speed with high-frequency (HF) measurement techniques in order to become more productive. In addition, the course will be of interest to managers working in a test environment who wish to improve their understanding of HF measurements in order to better manage the test process.

Course Curriculum
  • Transmission Lines and S-parameters

  • Connectors and Cable Care

  • Vector Network Analysers (VNAs)

  • Calibration, Verification and Accuracy of VNAs

  • Spectrum Analysers

  • RF and Microwave Power Measurements

  • Noise Figure Measurements

  • Phase Noise Measurements

  • Digital Modulation Measurements

  • Antennas and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

  • Practical Measurement Demonstrations

Course Brochure

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

Prerequisites

Although there are no formal prerequisites for this course, an ability to absorb and understand technical concepts is essential together with a desire to learn more about the topics covered. A technical background is desirable in order to derive maximum benefit from the course.

Those taking the course 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.

What’s Included?
  • Class tuition by industry expert with 30+ years of experience

  • Full-colour printed course notes including all presentation slides

  • Morning and afternoon refreshments and buffet lunches

  • High-quality printed Certificate of Attendance

Course Fee

£1125 + £225 VAT = £1350 GBP per person
Please note that UK VAT (value-added tax) is charged at 20%.

Course Dates

The course will take place on the following dates:

Course Code RF0212
Day 1 – Monday 2 December 2019, Registration: 9:00-9:30 am, Start: 9:30 am, Finish: 5:00 pm
Day 2 – Tuesday 3 December 2019, Start: 9:00 am, Finish: 4:30 pm

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Online Course
Can’t make the above dates? Take the reduced-cost online version of this course and start immediately.

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Course Location

The course will be held in a modern, well-equipped conference room at Rohde & Schwarz UK
Rohde & Schwarz UK, Ancells Business Park, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UZ, UK

Travel

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 or email us at enquiries@thetechnologyacademy.com if you require any travel assistance.

Accommodation

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)

Cancellation

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.

Registration Confirmation

Upon registering for a course online, confirmation will be emailed immediately followed by the Course Joining Instructions and an invoice/receipt 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.

Onsite Course Option

If you have a group or team that requires training, then we can deliver this course onsite at your facility at most locations around the World. For further information, either click here to complete the contact form or call our office on +44 (0)1962 920 123.

Terms & Conditions

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

Any Questions?

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

Delivered in partnership with leading test equipment manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz.

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