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Course Overview

This 2-day technical course addresses signal integrity and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) in RF and high-speed digital circuits. The course 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 delivered in partnership with leading test equipment manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz at their UK office in Fleet. 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. Attendees are encouraged to bring along any PCB designs that they would like to discuss with the class.

What You Will Learn
  • Understand the challenges of modern RF and high-speed digital circuit 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

Target Audience
  • RF Design Engineers

  • Hardware Design Engineers

  • Digital Design Engineers

  • PCB Layout Engineers

  • RF Applications Engineers

  • Hardware Applications Engineers

  • Technical Managers

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.

Course Curriculum
  • Fundamentals of Digital and RF Circuits

  • Transmission Line Fundamentals and S-Parameters

  • Use of Transmission Lines

  • Controlling and Measuring Line Impedance

  • PCB Materials and Fabrication Processes

  • Noise, Interference and Crosstalk

  • Power Supply Distribution and Decoupling

  • Grounding

  • Electromagnetic Interference

  • PCB Parasitics

  • PCB Design Rules

  • Case Studies

  • Practical Measurement Demonstration

Course Brochure

Need more information? Click here to download a detailed course brochure.


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

Course Code RF2005
Day 1 – Monday 20 May 2019, Registration: 9:00-9:30 am, Start: 9:30 am, Finish: 5:00 pm
Day 2 – Tuesday 21 May 2019, Start: 9:00 am, Finish: 4:30 pm

Course Registration
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


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.


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)


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.