Rohde & Schwarz Workshop

Tutorial Seminars & Technical Workshops

Date: Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th February 2022
Location: ICC Capital Suite - Level 3 - Room 3

-Free to attend-
For more information, details and registration, visit:
http://www.rohde-schwarz.com/eumw

Tutorial Seminars – RF Basics in Test and Measurement

Tutorial abstract:
The advances of 5G and mmWave communications – one of its key driving factors – are considerably changing the world of cellular and non-cellular communications. The automotive industry and Industry 4.0 are further technology drivers that have significantly impacted mmWave engineering development and the design of new products. Modern communications technologies, telemetry applications, radar technologies and industrial assembly of mmWave circuits increase the amount of cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Nowadays, mmWave engineers are also being confronted with the challenge of how to master the field of RF signal and digital communications. Therefore, a sound understanding of RF and mmWave testing methods is key for every mmWave engineer, since it helps them implement solutions and designs in RF and mmWave circuits.

The Rohde & Schwarz seminars covering RF basics in test and measurement will familiarise you with the fundamental aspects of signal generators, spectrum analysers and network analysers. You will learn how to benefit from the high flexibility of our T&M equipment when designing RF and mmWave circuits.

The seminar on real-time spectrum analysis will introduce the methods for debugging RF and mmWave circuits in the time and the frequency domain and demonstrate the excellent benefits for analysing complex mmWave circuitries.

Using vector network analysers for component testing and applying various calibration techniques allows highly precise characterisation of RF and mmWave components, which are necessary for mmWave designs and digital communications systems.

Tuesday, 15 February, 2022
09:30 – 11:00 Fundamentals of Signal Generators and Oscillators (YIG vs. VCO)
11:15 – 12:45 Fundamentals of spectrum analysis

Wednesday, 16 February, 2022
09:30 – 11:30 Introduction to digital signals and digital modulation
11:45 – 13:15 Real-time spectrum analysis embedded in advanced spectrum analysers

Thursday, 17 February, 2022
09:30 – 10:30 Fundamentals of vector network analysis
10:45 – 12:15 Calibration in vector network analysis

Technical workshops

Tuesday, 15 February, 2022, 13:30 to 16:15
Modern RF frontend design and testing
Workshop chair: Markus Lörner, Market Segment Manager RF and Microwave Components, Rohde & Schwarz

5G is here. The focus is now on improving systems and enhancing them with mmWave. This drives the growing integration of components and creation of more efficient designs to minimise the form factor, improve energy efficiency and thereby drive overall costs down. Multifunction RF components such as beamformers are used in 5G mmWave as well as in satellite communications and defence applications. The high density of RF frontends for massive MIMO systems requires unprecedented energy efficiency to minimise the physical size while ensuring stable temperature conditions.

The workshop will provide an overview of the latest technologies and requirements of RF frontends, focusing on the topics of improved efficiency and enhanced integration. Experts from the test and measurement field and industry partners will provide solutions that meet demanding requirements.

Wednesday, 16 February, 2022, 13:30 to 16:15
Millimeterwave and THz technology for beyond 5G
Workshop chair: Dr Taro Eichler, Market Segment Manager Wireless Communications, Rohde & Schwarz

Millimeterwave and THz technology are seen as key components for beyond 5G and 6G systems. The radio spectrum between 30 GHz and 300 GHz is used with the intention of resolving the spectrum crunch and enabling ultrabroadband mobile communications up to the terabit range. The research and development of such systems gives rise to new challenges in the area of frontend, mixed signal and baseband technology and new requirements for the test and measurement industry. Since highly integrated frontends including array antennas will be implemented, advanced over-the-air testing methods with an extremely extended frequency range up to 500 GHz will become mandatory. Furthermore, the use of extremely wideband channels up to several GHz will become a challenge in terms of broadband signal generation and signal analysers. These tasks require an interdisciplinary approach with close collaboration between semiconductor, assembly and signal processing experts.

This workshop gives an overview of recent developments in the area of broadband mmWave and THz communications systems with a special focus on radio channel and OTA measurements as well as on hardware implementation issues.

The schedule is subject to change. The latest version can be downloaded at www.rohde-schwarz.com/eumw

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