RF and Microwave Engineering Course Overview

The course duration is 60 academic hours and will be delivered over 12 meetings of 5 academic hours each
This is a comprehensive and intensive course. (see the course syllabus)
The course, is presented by  leading technical experts from industry and academia with many years of experience. (see Lecturers)
The course provides a thorough introduction to fundamental as well as state of the art topics in modern RF, Microwave and Wireless Communications engineering.
The course first constitutes solid background of basic RF concepts, including Noise, Non Linearity, Sensitivity, Dynamic Range, Transmission lines, S parameters, Impedance matching and more.
The course then reviews basic RF building blocks (Mixers, Oscillators, Filters etc.) describing how these are combined to form complete RF systems.
Description of Transmitter and Receiver architectures (Superheterodyne and Direct Conversion – In-Phase and Quadrature (I-Q) Mod./Demod., Software Defined Radio and Design Considerations for RFIC transceivers)
Advanced Digital Modulations and Multiple Access methods is then presented.
The Course includes thorough description of Spectrum Analyzers, Vector Network Analyzer, Electromagnetic Waves,  Propagation of EM waves and Antennas, from the simple Dipole up to Antenna Arrays.
The course concludes by defining important test and measurement terms and methods used to characterize RF components, RF modules up to full System performance.
This includes a series of practical demonstrations using modern RF test and measurement equipment.



Microwave and RF design using Simulation software. Session conducted in a fully equipped computer class and includes practical hands on practicing

Computers Class

A series of thorough and broad hands-on tests accomplished with advanced state-of-the-art laboratory equipment

Lab Class

Spacious classroom, Well equipped, Pleasant atmosphere. Coffee and refreshments , Easy access location, Free parking

Frontal Class

Demos and hands on experience with:

The world’s most advanced

RF and Microwave

Test and Measurement equipment

Lab tests:

  • Power measurements by several detectors (incl. peak, ave. and RMS)
  • Sensitivity measurements (for QAM and Pulse signals) with averaging (using varying BV and screens averaging)
  • Phase noise measurement of a frequency source
  • Measurement of NF (of an amplifier and SSBNF of a mixer)
  • Peak-to-Average measurement (PAPR)
  • Measurement of third-order intercept point (IP3) and SFDR
Spectrum Analyzer

Lab tests:

  • Basic calibration
  • Improved calibration (suitable for reject band of filters)
  • Measurement of BPF (S-parameters, Phase and delay response)
  • Measurement of an Amplifier (AM/AM, AM/PM, 1dB comp., Harmonics)
  • Measurement of load mismatch, and perform Single-Stub matching
Vector Network Analyzer-VNA

Lab tests:

  • Perform a broadband calibration (de-embedding)
  • EVM tests
  • Measurement of I-Q imbalance and IR (image-rejection)
  • BER measurement
  • Measurement PAPR of a detailed-QAM-constellation
  • Measurement of BW and ACPR
  • Measurement of emission mask-compliance for a WCDMA signal without and with an amplifier
Vector Signal Analyzer-VSA

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Document Your Expertise

Our Certification confirms your enhanced technical skills. This broad comprehension of diverse RF and Microwave topics will enrich your proficiency on diverse categories, including: design, system engineering, testing, SW and HW integration and validation.

Comprehensive and intensive syllabus, advanced learning materials and experienced lecturers means

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