Microwave Journal

Workshops & Courses

January 1, 2003

Workshops & Courses


RF Wireless System Design Fundamentals
Topics : Digital wireless communication systems concepts and performance limitations, system degradation due to RF components, wireless communication system budget profiles, propagation losses and link budgets, and cost vs. performance issues.
Site : Sunnyvale, CA
Dates : February 3-5, 2003
Contact : Besser Associates, 201 San Antonio Circle, Building E, Suite 280, Mountain View, CA 94040 (650) 949-3300.

CST of America's Inaugural User Group Meeting
Topics : Join engineers using CST MICROWAVE STUDIO, exchange ideas and talk with CST staff about future developments. Presentation topics will include several antenna designs, a planar ceramic switch module, large power divider waveguide structures and periodic structures.
Site : San Jose, CA
Date : February 24, 2003
Contact : CST of America (781) 416-2782, or e-mail: events@cst-america.com.

Introduction to RF/Wireless MEMS Technology and Commercialization
Topics : Discussion of the upcoming revolution in MEMS-based wireless communications and appliances. Topics include fundamental MEM devices and microwave MEMS applications.
Site : Irvine, CA
Date : February 28, 2003
Contact : NanoMEMS Research LLC, e-mail: info@nanomems- research. com.

RF Wireless System Design Fundamentals
Topics : Combines theory with real-life examples to provide a complete foundation in digital communication techniques and their effects on RF circuit parameters.
Site : Phoenix, AZ
Dates : March 10-12, 2003
Contact : Besser Associates, 201 San Antonio Circle, Building E, Suite 280, Mountain View, CA 94040 (650) 949-3300.

Phased Array Antennas for Communications and Radar
Topics : The presentation of the necessary theory, basic principles of operation, components and important design parameters of phased array antennas.
Site : Davos, Switzerland
Dates : March 17-21, 2003
Contact : CEI-Europe AB, PO Box 910, S-612 25 Finspong, Sweden +46-122-175 70, fax +46-122-143 47.

Applied RF Techniques in Wireless Systems
Topics : Introduction to RF, single-ended and balanced S-parameters, impedance matching, graphical and analytical design methods, discrete and monolithic RF component models, Smith chart techniques, transmission lines and RF CAE, PCB materials.
Site : Nice, France
Dates : April 7-11, 2003
Contact : CEI-Europe AB, PO Box 910, S-612 25 Finspong, Sweden +46-122-175 70, fax +46-122-143 47.

Antenna Engineering
Topics : Theory and practice of antenna engineering covering the range of antenna properties and types from basic to state-of-the-art. The antennas presented in the course cover a wide spectrum of frequency up to and including millimeter wavelengths.
Site : Atlanta, GA
Dates : April 28-May 2, 2003
Contact : Georgia Institute of Technology, Continuing Education, PO Box 93686, Atlanta, GA 30377 (404) 385-3501, fax (404) 894-8925 or e-mail: conted@gatech.edu.

Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility Design Practices
Topics : Fundamentals of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC/EMI) and focus on the methodology of how to minimize EMC problems. Attendees will be offered a hands-on personal consultation.
Site : Northbrook, IL
Dates : May 5-6, 2003
Contact : DLS Electronic Systems Inc. (847) 537-6400.