Rohde & Schwarz Tutorial Seminars & Technical Workshops

Location:  Room Juliana 1
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Tutorial Seminars – RF Basics in Test and Measurement

Tutorial abstract:
An advancement of 5G and one of its key driving factors, mmWave communications, changes the world of cellular and non-cellular communications tremendously. The automotive industry and industry 4.0 are further technology drivers that have significant impact on mmWave development and design of new products. Modern communications technologies, telemetry applications, radar technologies and industrial assembly of mmWave circuits increase interdisciplinary collaboration.

Today, mmWave engineers are additionally being confronted with the challenge of how to master the domain of the former RF signal and digital communications world. 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 mmWave and RF circuits. The Rohde & Schwarz seminars covering RF basics in test and measurement will familiarize you with the elementary aspects of signal generators, spectrum analyzers and network analyzers. You will learn how to benefit from the tremendous 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 frequency domains and demonstrates the great benefits for analysis of every mmWave engineer’s complex circuitries. Using vector network analyzers for component testing and applying various calibration techniques allows highly precise characterization of RF and mmWave components, which are necessary for mmWave designs and digital communications systems.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
9:30 to 11:00: Fundamentals of signal generators and oscillators (YIG versus VCO)
11:15 to 12:45: Fundamentals of spectrum analysis

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
9:30 to 11:30: Introduction to digital signals and digital modulation
11:45 to 13:15: Real-time spectrum analysis embedded in advanced spectrum analyzers

Thursday, January 14 , 2021
9:30 to 10:30: Fundamentals of vector network analysis
10:45 to 12:15: Calibration in vector network analysis

Technical Workshops

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 13:30 to 16:15
Modern RF frontend design and testing
Workshop chair: Markus Lörner, Market Segment Manager RF & Microwave Components, Rohde & Schwarz

5G is real. The focus is now on improving the system and enhancing it to mmWave. This drives growing integration in components and the creation of more efficient designs to minimize form factor, improve energy efficiency and ultimately drive overall costs down. Multifunction RF components such as beamformers are used in 5G mmWave as well as in satellite communications and defense applications. The high density of RF frontends for massive MIMO systems calls for unprecedented energy efficiency in order to minimize the physical size while ensuring stable temperature conditions. This 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 world and industry partners will provide solutions that meet demanding requirements.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 13:30 to 16:15
Millimeterwave and THz technology for 5G and beyond
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 utilization of the radio spectrum between 30 GHz and 300 GHz is intended to resolve the spectrum crunch and to enable ultra-broadband mobile communications up to the terabit-class range. The research and development of such systems gives rise to new challenges in the area of frontend, mixed signal and baseband technology and therefore defines novel 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 extreme 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 analyzers. These tasks require an interdisciplinary approach, with close interaction of 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 on hardware implementation issues.

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Keysight PathWave Workshops

Date: Thursday 13th January 2021
Location:  Room Juliana 1

Modeling Non-Linear RF Design - Unifying Circuit Design with System Design

Time: 10:00 – 12:00

The evolving RF system requirements are pushing the use of Spreadsheet custom templates to their limits. At the same time, fragmented design flows for RF system and circuit design restrict the final validation options.

With PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS), you can easily design your circuits; with complex modulation schemes, it becomes even more important to verify your design against System specifications. PathWave System Design (formerly known as SystemVue) is a multi-domain modeling implementation and verification platform for electronic system-level (ESL) design. It allows system architects and algorithm developers to cross traditional baseband and RF boundaries and provides a verification platform for RF circuit designers to innovate the physical layer (PHY) of next generation wireless communications systems and to prevent costly hardware integration delays downstream. 

In this workshop you will learn about:

  • Extracting behavioral models from your circuit designs in the form of X-parameters and Fast Circuit Envelope (FCE) models and how to simulate them at the system level
  • System level verification against golden standards using Virtual Test Benches (VTBs) in ADS
  • How to linearize a Power Amplifier designed in ADS using the Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) design capabilities in PathWave System Design

Integrated Electromagnetic Analysis - Enabling PCB-Chip-Package Co-Design for RF & mm-Wave Applications

Time: 13:00 – 15:00

The level of integration of RF and mm-wave systems is increasing, which has an impact on the electrical properties and system parameters. Furthermore, RF applications are typically combined with non-RF digital sections such as CPU, DSP, control circuits and power distribution networks. As a result, it is insufficient to model chip, package and PCB separately, as unwanted coupling effect of both RF and high-speed digital signals may not be captured.

During this workshop we will present a complete chip-package co-design flow, which allows improvement of RF performance and power efficiency. By designing concurrently, silicon, package and system can be optimized and validated with fewer iterations before tape-out. This flow has been validated on GlobalFoundries’ 22FDX process which targets mm-Wave designs.

ADS enables EM-circuit analysis of any selected portion of the PCB to identify and fix sources of interference before building hardware board turns. We will show an integrated Electromagnetic (EM) solution, RFPro, with automatic net, ground and component extractions from an imported ODB++ layout.

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MathWorks Hands-on Workshops

Location:  Room Juliana 3

Join one or more of the 90-minute MathWorks hands-on workshops on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (12, 13, 14 January 2021) at the European Microwave Week.

Topics include: using MATLAB® for designing and testing 5G and WLAN systems, antenna and antenna array design and optimization for radar applications, modeling RF propagation effects in urban scenarios, using Software defined radios (SDR) for rapid prototyping and over the air testing, plus lots more!

These workshops are free to attend for everyone who has registered for European Microwave Week and do not require familiarity with MATLAB. Bring your own laptop to get a hands-on experience and rapidly get started under the supervision of MathWorks experts.  There will be 3 different session each day.

Please sign up to our workshops here:


  • 5G, LTE, WLAN, and Bluetooth Wireless Standards Made Easy
  • AI Driven Antenna Optimization and Platform Integration
  • RF Propagation and Ray Tracing in Urban Scenarios
  • Modeling Tracking Scenarios and Simulating Radar Detections
Date Topic
15 September  5G System Design and Hardware Prototyping
16 September Antenna Design, Optimization, and Integration
17 September Beyond Radar Simulation: target Classification and Tracking


IHP  Workshop:  “High Performance SiGe BiCMOS Technology Platform for leading edge RF and Photonic ICs” (add IHP Logo)

Date: Thursday 14th January 2021
Location:  Room Juliana 2

The Workshop delivers firsthand information and opportunities about IHP's technologies, services and integrated circuits. IHP`s offerings are very suitable for highly demanding applications such as wireless and broadband communication, medical technology, aerospace, mobility, wireless security and industrial automation.

09:30–09:40 Welcome and Introduction – R.F. Scholz

09:40–10:10 MM-Wave Packaging and Heterogeneous Integration – M. Wietstruck
In this talk, the latest developments for mm-wave packaging and heterogeneous integration at IHP will be presented: BiCMOS embedded Through-Silicon Vias (TSV), wafer-level interconnection technologies and a novel wafer-level packaging technology.

10:10–10:40 Next generation THz SiGe-BiCMOS technology and future perspectives - tbd
Recently IHP demonstrated first results for a SiGe-BiCMOS technology featuring transit frequencies fT and maximum oscillation frequencies fmax both exeeding 0.5 THz. Status and future perspective of these developments will be discussed.  

10:40–11:10 Overview on MPW offerings and Process Design Kit features – R.F. Scholz
IHP offers research partners and customers access to its powerful cutting edge SiGe:C BiCMOS technologies e.g.: Integrated HBTs with cut-off frequencies of up to 500 GHz, Through Silicon Vias, Localized Backside Etching.

11:10–11:40 Space evaluation of two BiCMOS technologies SGB25RH and SG13RH – J. Kroel
SGB25RH is already fully evaluated against ESCC standards and the technology is EPPL listed. The evaluation of SG13RH supported by the ESA component group consists of different activities and this overview gives an overall status of the progress.

11:40–12:10  IP portfolio and customized IP block offerings via IHP Solutions – M. Petri
Through IHP Solutions, customers have access to the whole range of IHP’s IP portfolio e.g.: building blocks, cores, integrated analog devices, complex digital processors, wireless sensor networks, embedded security or application software solutions.

12:10–12:20  Introduction Demonstrators: SRS Radar, UWB Localization, Broadband SDR, 5G – R.F. Scholz

12:20–13:30  Lunch & Demo Session



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