RF Microwave and Wireless Training Courses 2018-10-20T11:52:36+00:00

A special partnership collaboration to deliver

RF, Microwave and Wireless Training Courses

CommTech teamed up with Eastronics and Rohde & Schwarz to collaborate in delivering RF, Microwave and Wireless training courses to the Hi-Tech and the Defense Industries in Israel.

Read about the up coming RF and Microwave Engineering course here (Hebrew) or Download the “ RF and Microwave” course catalog ” (Hebrew)

Lecturers

Leading technical experts from industry and academia with many years of experience.

Demonstrations

Demonstrations using modern RF and microwave test and measurement instruments to help reinforce the concepts introduced.

State of the Art

Presenting solid fundamental background as well as state of the art topics needed to accelerate your career

Practical

Instruction is focused on teaching practical, relevant and up-to-date technical skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied in the workplace

Support

From strong leading companies

Cost

Low cost ensuring Return On Investment

Software Defined Radio (SDR) - Course Overview

The course duration is 40 academic hours and will be delivered over 8 meetings of 5 academic hours each. This is a comprehensive and intensive course intended for electrical engineers, system engineers, computer science engineers, signal processing and algorithms developers etc. (see the course syllabus).
The course, is presented by leading technical experts from industry and academia with many years of experience (see Lecturers).
During the first two meetings, led by Dr. Shmuel Miller, the theory background is established:
Designing real world SDR receivers for analog and digital communication systems based on advanced DSP and digital communications theory.
The rest of the 6 sessions are entirely devoted to Simulation examples and hands-on Design Exercises.
These sessions are delivered in a “computers classroom” by two instructors simultaneously: Led by Dr. Miller with the assistance of Mr. Profis.
First the Matlab-Simulink tools are introduced, followed by Simulation examples and Design Cases. Homework exercises contribute to the continuous learning process, and greatly assist in acquiring the analysis and design skills by the participants. Integration RF hardware with a modern simulation environment such as Matlab – Simulink enables implementing and learning SDR by personal experiencing and hands-on self-work!
The provided SDR hardware can be used to acquire and sample RF signals transmissions in the frequency rang 25MHz to 1.75 GHz (via cable or off the air) and the Matlab – Simulink environment is used to develop demodulators and measurement and presentation tools using DSP algorithms.
Modulations covered in this Course include: AM, FM, SSB, OOK, FSK, M-PSK and QAM. The user may receive and analyze the spectrum of signals, including: FM radio, VHF/UHF band signals, ISM signals, GSM, 3G and LTE mobile radio, GPS and satellite signals and any library-signal transmitted in class by the R&S vector signal generator in the above frequency band.
During the course we introduce the participants to SDR signal processing methods by viewing and analyzing down-converted RF signals in the time and frequency domains, and then provide extensive DSP enabled SDR design cases. In addition to signal reception and demodulation the course includes also the theory and implementation of system signal-processing functions including tracking loops (AGC, PLL) in reception, and linearization (in transmission).

SDR-Software Defined Radio from Theory to Practice

Lecture by

Dr. Shmuel Miller

at the BMR2017 the Israeli Wireless symposium

Abstract​
A Software-Defined-Radio (SDR) design methodology employing Matlab/Simulink, an RF front-end (FE) and a PC is presented and demonstrated. Analog and digital modulation receiver examples are used to facilitate the flexibility and effectiveness of this approach.

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  Hands-on Design Exercises-Simulation examples

16QAM constellation after shaped Tx, a noiseless channel and Rx matched-filter.

16QAM Received Constellation

 16QAM eye-pattern (I or Q diagrams are similar) after shaped Tx, a noiseless channel and Rx matched-filter.

16QAM Received Eye Diagram (I or Q)

16QAM Tx Spectrum, after RRC (root-raised cosine)

shaping with α=0.5.

16QAM Transmission Spectrum

16QAM constellation after shaped Tx, an additive-white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel (Eb/No=13dB) and Rx matched-filter.

16QAM Received Constellation (Eb/No=13dB)

16QAM eye-pattern (I or Q diagrams are similar) after shaped Tx, an additive-white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel (Eb/No=13dB) and Rx matched-filter.

16QAM Received Eye Diagram (I or Q) (Eb/No=13dB)

 A Simulink overall block-diagram of a 16QAM

Tx – AWGN Channel – Rx system, and bit-error-rate (BER) measurement

16QAM Communications - Overall Block Diagram

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RF and Microwave Measurements

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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
simu

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

Computers Class
demo

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

Lab Class
class

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

Frontal Class

Lecturers

CommTech’s lecturers are not only communications professionals but also accomplished instructors, they bring unparalleled expertise and industry experience, combined with exceptional academic excellence.

This is the greatest factor distinguishing CommTech from other training companies.

Shmuel Miller Ph.D.

Dr. Shmuel Y. Miller was a Sr. Lecturer and past Head of the EE Department at the OBC.
He was executive vice president of systems & solutions of Celletra Ltd., a company that provides advanced radio coverage and capacity enhancements for cellular networks. His previous positions were vice president at MARS Antennas and vice president at Geotek.
During the past fifteen years his main activities have been on analysis and design of enhancements for cellular radio networks, linearization technologies and radio distribution systems.
Dr. Miller received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. degree in Information Sciences and Systems (EE Dept.) from Princeton University.
Dr. Miller is a coauthor of over 20 patents and patent-filing and co-author of “CDMA Radio with Repeaters,” book, Springer NY 2007.

 Arie Reichman Ph.D.

Dr. Reichman is an expert in Wireless and Satellite Communication, and an experienced lecturer. He served as Adjunct Professor at the Tel-Aviv and Bar-Ilan universities and is currently serving as a Senior Lecturer at the Rupin Academic Center.
Dr. Reichman was the manager of the TAU Advance Communication Center, and Co-founder of Shiron Satellite Communication Ltd, and served as the CTO of the company. He also served as Chief Scientist, headed the R&D Dept at the Tadiran Communications Group and held senior positions in various CSO Israeli consortiums: Digital Communications, Software Radio and REMON, 4G Wireless Communications.
Arie was granted the Israel Defense Prize and is a senior member of the IEEE.
Dr. Reichman earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and B.Sc. (summa cum laude) and M.Sc. from the Technion – The Israel Institute of Technology.

Zeev Iluz Ph.D.

From 2002 to 2006, Zeev Iluz worked at ELTA  (IAI Company) as an antenna engineer developing phased array antennas for radar and communication.
From 2006 to 2009, he was with ALVARION developing antennas for MIMO communication, both base station and indoor antennas.
In 2013 he joined CST AG in Darmstadt, Germany, as an application engineer.
Zeev Iluz received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical and computer engineering in 2000 and 2002, from Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
Dr. Zeev Iluz received the Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering of Tel-Aviv University.
His thesis focuses on the design and characterization of nano-antennas for the infrared and optical ranges with applications in novel sensors and energy harvesting

Learning Management System (LMS)

Delivery of e-Learning content (including mobile), Assignments, Quizzes and Grades.
Administration, Documentation, Progress and Performance tracking, Assessment and extensive Reporting

Explore CommTech’s LMS wide range of features and available resources

 

Desktop, mobile, and tablet access

Simulation Software

The Course Syllabus now includes a whole new chapter about Microwave and RF design using Simulation software
For that porpoise we use The  CST STUDIO SUITE a 3D EM simulation software-with temporary license
This session is conducted in a fully equipped computer class and includes practical hands on practicing
The examples and exercises include Filter and Antenna design simulation
This session is led by Dr. Zeev Iluz

Presentations

The course covers a large list of topics. The syllabus is comprehensive and quite intensive.
The entire course is based on a set of professional presentations containing overall more than 1000 slides
The slides are graphically informative and clear
The presentations are frequently refreshed and updated
The course participants have free access during and after the course to the Course materials through the LMS
You can get a notion by watching the following typical example
Printed Materials

Printed Learning Materials

he material of all lectures is provided prior to each lecture and is saved in a professional binder. Overall the course binder includes roughly 1000 slides, with extra space provided for adding written comments during the lectures.

Certificate

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.

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SDR-Software Defined Radio. Opening Date:

June 4, 2017

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

More Knowledge, in Less Time, at a Lower Cost

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Worldwide Course Delivery

Benefit from the Course Regardless of Your Location

Same experienced  lecturers and same Syllabus or tailored Syllabus to your exact needs and budget
The Course can be delivered “On-Site” or via the Web in Virtual Classroom in English to other locations worldwide
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