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Course Overview

This 2-day classroom course describes and discusses the latest digital RF transceivers, including recent direct digitising architectures using high-speed data converters. Topics covered include fundamentals of data sampling, analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) and digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) basics.

The course also includes RF transceiver architecture selection, transceiver performance impairments and design trade-offs, as well as a review of a range of RF transmitter and receiver performance measurements.

The course is delivered in partnership with leading test equipment manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz at their UK office. Throughout the course, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask the expert instructor questions to help clarify understanding.

What You Will Learn
  • Understand how analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs) operate

  • Understand how digital-to-analogue converters (DACs) operate

  • Describe a range of modern RF transceiver architectures

  • Explain system design trade-offs that must be considered

  • Know the performance challenges of direct digitising transceivers

  • Understand a range of modern transmitter modulation measurements

  • Know how to perform key transmitter and receiver modulation measurements

Target Audience
  • RF Design Engineers

  • Wireless Design Engineers

  • Hardware Engineers

  • Software Development Engineers

  • Applications Engineers

  • Technical Managers

This technical course is aimed at engineers working in the RF, wireless and microwave communications industry and designing, developing or providing applications support for the latest RF and wireless transceivers using high-speed data converters. This includes RF engineers, wireless engineers, hardware engineers and software engineers working on RF transceiver systems. Technical managers needing to understand the issues surrounding modern RF transceivers would also benefit from the course.

Course Curriculum
  • Understanding sampling, aliasing and Nyquist

  • Analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs)

  • Digital-to-analogue converters (DACs)

  • Overview of a range of modern RF system architectures

  • RF transmitter architectures and impairments

  • RF receiver architectures and impairments

  • Modern RF transceiver architecture examples

  • RF receiver performance measurements

  • RF transmitter performance measurements

  • Practical Measurement Demonstrations

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 RF2503
Day 1 – Monday 25 March 2019, Registration: 9:00-9:30 am, Start: 9:30 am, Finish: 5:00 pm
Day 2 – Tuesday 26 March 2019, Start: 9:00 am, Finish: 4:30 pm

Course Registration
Register for Course RF2503
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.