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Workshops & Courses

November 1, 2002

Workshops & Courses


NIST/ARFTG Microwave Measurements Short Course
Topics: Microwave measurement fundamentals, practical issues such as cables, fixtures, probes and on-wafer measurements, as well as more advanced measurement topics and an overview of wireless test instrumentation and measurement.
Site: Washington, DC
Dates: December 3-4, 2002
Contact: Dave Walker, NIST, e-mail: dwalker@boulder.nist.gov.

Advanced Wireless and Microwave Techniques
Topics: Antennas and filters are covered briefly, followed by a detailed discussion of figures of merit. Mixers and oscillator designs are evaluated, as well as defining, classifying and improving the efficiency and linearity of power amplifiers.
Site: Sunnyvale, CA
Dates: December 9-13, 2002
Contact: Besser Associates, 201 San Antonio Circle, Building E, Suite 280, Mountain View, CA 94040 (650) 949-3300.

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: Los Angeles, CA
Dates: December 11-13, 2002
Contact: Besser Associates, 201 San Antonio Circle, Building E, Suite 280, Mountain View, CA 94040 (650) 949-3300.

RF Wireless Engineering
Topics: Designed to give electrical engineers the specialized training they need to achieve competence in RF and wireless engineering. Students learn practical skills, such as component selection and impedance matching network design.
Site: Atlanta, GA
Dates: January 27-31, 2003
Contact: Georgia Institue of Technology, 613 Cherry Street, Swann Bldg., 3rd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30332 or visit: www.gtconted.org.

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 necessary theory, basic principles of operation components, and important design parameters of phased array antennas. The gain, efficiency, polarization, pattern, bandwidth and input impedance characteristics are presented and matched to communication and radar system requirements.
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.

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.
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.

RF/Microwave Circuit Design: Linear/Nonlinear Theory and Applications
Topics: Enhance the design capability of the engineer by introducing modern linear and nonlinear design techniques. Seeks to combine the theory and practice of modern, computer-aided high frequency circuit design with greater intuition and increased insight.
Site: Cambridge, UK
Dates: May 12-16, 2003
Contact: CEI-Europe AB, PO Box 910, S-612 25 Finspong, Sweden +46-122-175 70, fax +46-122-143 47.