Agilent runs RF and Digital Measurements workshop
Agilent Technologies is running a full day seminar entitled “Back to Basics RF and Digital Measurements workshop“. The date and location is 10 October, at Winnersh, Berkshire.
The free event will be useful, say the organisers, to “engineering students in their penultimate year, recent engineering graduates and technicians, experienced R&D engineers moving towards RF or digital, and technicians and engineers involved in design and test”.
The company introduces it as follows:
“Engineers working today in education, communications, wireless, aerospace and defence industries are faced with increasingly complex measurement challenges and rapidly changing technology. A strong foundation in basic measurement techniques is essential for success.”
“This seminar will improve your understanding of basic RF and digital measurements, including real applications, thus improving your efficiency and effectiveness whether you are in R&D or design & test.”
The seminar will start at 9.30 with registration and finish just after 16.30. Application and product experts from Agilent will be on-hand to give demonstrations and technical presentations around the latest innovations, features and capabilities in basic fundamentals.
Agenda / Timings:
|9.30 – 9.45 am||Welcome coffee & registration|
|9.45 – 10.45 am||Understanding Oscilloscope Basics & Specifications|
|10.45 – 11.00 am||Coffee Break|
|11.00 – 12.30 am||Spectrum Analysis Basics|
|12.30 – 1.30 pm||Lunch & Product Fair|
|1.30 – 2.15 pm||Design & Analysis|
|2.15 – 2.30 pm||Coffee Break|
|2.30 – 4.30 pm||Network Analysis Basics|
Understanding Oscilloscope Basics & Specifications:
Understand the fundamentals of oscilloscope measurements, what specifications are important, and how to measure different signals. Learn about the differential, active and passive probing. After this, the most recent trends of both analogue and digital design will be introduced. High frequency measurements will also be covered, with mask testing, jitter measurements, and eye diagrams discussed.
Spectrum Analysis Basics:
Discover why spectrum analysis is important in a variety of applications. Find out how to measure system and device performance using a spectrum analyser. The theory of operation will be discussed, along with the major components, why they are important, and how they affect measurements. This will lead to identifying important specifications for different applications.
Design and Analysis:
In electronic product design, simulation software (across multiple disciplines) is a critical component of a Design-Validation-Test process. The spectrum of software that is used in industry to address modern design challenges will be presented; providing advice for which technology is best to solve specific circuit design challenges, Baseband Modulation and RF System Architecture, Electromagnetic simulation, and High Speed Digital design challenges.
Network Analysis Basics:
Learn what kind of measurements can be made with a network analyser, why they are important, and where they are used. Starting with RF fundamentals such as transmission lines and the Smith Chart, the session will then lead onto S-parameters, transmission and reflection. The major components of a network analyser will be covered, and different hardware approaches discussed. Typical measurements, often performed on components such as filters and amplifiers, will also be covered.