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Keysight RF Back to Basics Seminar

March 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Learn RF measurement, design and simulation techniques

Join Keysight and Gap Wireless for a day of face-to-face networking with Keysight Technologies experts and others in your field. We’ll provide lunch,
product fair and the following technical sessions:

  • Understanding the RF Signal Chain
  • Network Analysis
  • Signal Analysis
  • Signal Generation and Modulation
  • Accuracy Matters
  • RF Simulation


Who Should Attend
Recent engineering graduates involved in RF and engineers or technicians transitioning to RF will benefit from this seminar.
Attendees should have a good understanding of basic electrical engineering principles.

When & Where
March 20, 2019
Doubletree Suites by Hilton
640 Fountain Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

9:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Registration at 9:00 a.m



9:00 a.m. – Registration / Refreshments

9:30 a.m. – RF Microwave Signal Chain and Network Analysis

  • Transmit and receive signal chains
  • Key characteristics for design and measurement
  • Network analysis, transmission line theory, S-parameters, Smith Chart, and impedance measurements/matching
  • Techniques to optimize dynamic range and accuracy
  • Description of transmitting/receiving, and directivity
  • Importance of calibration and error correction

10:45 a.m. – Break and Product Fair

11:00 a.m. – Spectrum Analysis

  • Swept-tuned and FFT receiver techniques
  • Learn optimization of spectral search techniques; including RBW, VBW, and dynamic range criteria
  • Distortion and noise contributions

12:00 p.m. – Lunch and Product Fair

12:45 p.m. – Signal Generation and Modulation Basics

  • CW signal generation and characteristics, including phase-noise and signal synthesis using VCOs and phase-locked-loops
  • Measurement techniques for analog and digital modulation

1:45 p.m. – Break

2:00 p.m. – Accuracy Matters

  • How accuracy affects the risk of incorrect pass/fail decisions.

2:30 p.m. – RF Simulation Basics

  • Demonstration of Keysight ADS RF/Microwave Design Simulation Tool
  • Learn S-parameter simulation, impedance matching, tuning, optimization, and device modeling
  • X-parameters and the integration of S-parameters into test/design

3:00 p.m. – Wrap-up



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March 20
9:30 am - 3:00 pm