Exhibitor Workshops

 

- free to attend -

 

 

 

 

 

Keysight Technologies Workshops

Location: NCC East, Level 2, Room Helsinki

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National Instruments & AWR Workshops

Location: A9.8

- Free to attend -

Tuesday 25th September 09.30 – 12:00
Multiband Chip Antenna Design Hands-on

In this hands-on workshop attendees will learn how to design a multiband chip antenna for IoT/mobile devices. The course features Microwave Office software as well as antenna design based upon innovative antennaless ground plane booster components from Fractus Antennas.

To view the complete agenda and to register, visit: awrcorp.com/eumw2018

Tuesday 25th September 12:00 – 16:00
Filter Design Forum

The first EuMW Filter Design Forum focuses on design and simulation techniques of RF and microwave filters and provides insight into the latest approaches relevant to filter design, as well as modern filter theory. Noted filter specialist Dan Swanson of DSG Associates will open the session with a keynote presentation. The agenda is segmented into sequential sessions to enable attendees to selectively attend any/all presentations of interest. 

To view the complete agenda and to register, visit: awrcorp.com/eumw2018

Wednesday 26th September 10:00 – 16:00 
RF and Microwave Power Amplifier (PA) Forum

The fifth annual EuMW RF and Microwave PA Forum focuses on device technologies, characterization, modeling, and end-use applications of RF and microwave PAs and provides insight into the latest approaches to device models, parameter extraction measurement techniques, and process technologies, as well as modern PA design flow and theory. Noted PA expert Dr. Steve C. Cripps of Cardiff University will open the session with a keynote presentation. The agenda is segmented into sequential sessions to enable attendees to selectively attend any/all presentations of interest.


To view the complete agenda and to register, visit: awrcorp.com/eumw2018

 

Rohde & Schwarz Workshops

Location: A9.13

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

- Free to attend - 

Tutorial Seminars - RF Basics in Test and Measurement

 

A sound understanding of RF and mmWave testing methods is a key factor for every mmWave engineer, helping them to successfully
implement solutions and designs in mmWave and RF circuits. Moreover, digital communications engineering and mmWave engineering are merging more and more and becoming a cross-discipline. As a result, mmWave engineers are confronted with the challenge of how to master the territory of the former RF and digital communications world.

The Rohde & Schwarz seminars about RF basics in test and measurement will familiarize you with the elementary aspects of
signal generators, spectrum analyzers and network analyzers. You will learn to benefit from the great flexibility of our T&M equipment
when designing communications and radar systems. New this year is a seminar on realtime spectrum analysis that will introduce you to the methods for debugging RF and mmWave circuits in the time and the frequency domain.

Using vector network analyzers for component testing and evaluation and applying various calibration techniques common in advanced network analysis lets you characterize mmWave and RF components, which are necessary for mmWave designs and digital communications systems, to the highest precision.

Tuesday 25th September 2018 09:30 – 11:00
Fundamentals of Signal Generators and Oscillators (YIG vs. VCO)

Tuesday 25th September 2018 11:15 – 12:45
Fundamentals of Spectrum Analysis

Wednesday 26th September 2018 09:30 – 11:30
Introduction to Digital Signals and Digital Modulation

Wednesday 26th September 2018 11:45 – 13:15
Real time Spectrum Analysis Embedded in Advanced Spectrum Analyzers

Thursday 27th September 2018 9:30 – 10:30
Fundamentals of Vector Network Analysis

Thursday 27th September 2018 10:45 – 12:15
Calibration in Vector Network Analysis

 

Technical Workshops

 

 

Tuesday 25th September 2018 13:30 – 17:30
RF and Microwave Component Testing
Workshop Chair: Markus Lörner, Market Segment Manager RF & Microwave Components, Rohde & Schwarz

Today’s world demands higher throughput in communications systems, better radar resolutions for self-driving cars and greater  security. These needs are pushing system designs toward higher clock rates and higher frequencies. RF and microwave components must enable the latest trends. For example, RF power amplifiers require high efficiency, and new technologies such as digital Doherty help to address these demands. Beamforming enables signal links at higher frequency ranges while improving the directivity of antenna systems. Research on higher frequencies must be affordable but also flexible in the target frequency range. Digital systems are showing higher data rates that are fueling the high data throughput in the RF. This is driving the need for minimum-jitter clocks with increasing rates.

This workshop discusses how to verify the performance of components such as power amplifiers, mixers, beamforming integrated circuits and high-speed clocks for these emerging applications. Experts from the test and measurement world and from industry partners will provide answers to verify the demanding requirements placed on new components.

Wednesday 26th September 2018 13:30 – 17:30
OTA Testing of 5G DUTs and Beamforming Antennas operating cmWave and mmWave Spectrum
Workshop Chair: Meik Kottkamp, 5G Technology Manager, Rohde & Schwarz

5G has been a research topic for many years and is developing toward concrete implementations on end user devices and infrastructure equipment. Coverage of the triangle of use cases spanning enhanced mobile broadband services, massive IoT
connectivity and ultrareliable and low-latency applications has led to a versatile, flexible and thoroughly configurable technology. Managing system flexibility will be crucial. In particular, verifying that key technology components achieve the intended performance is of utmost importance when turning the 5G visions into product reality.

This workshop will provide insight into the 5G New Radio (NR) technology as specified in 3GPP release 15. It will also discuss the key technology components relevant to using the cmWave and mmWave spectrum. R&D measurement aspects will be explained in detail, with a focus on verifying DUTs with beamforming capabilities. Implementing this technology requires application of over-the-air (OTA) test methods. Experts from the test and measurement world will provide answers on how to most efficiently perform the main verification tasks resulting from 5G NR.

Thursday 27th September 2018 12:30 – 16:30   
Radar Applications
Workshop Chair: Dr. Steffen Heuel, Technology Manager A&D, Rohde & Schwarz

Radar has been around for more than one hundred years, ever since Christian Hülsmeyer from Germany patented his “Telemobiloskop” in 1904. Since then, radar has been used for a variety of purposes, including presence detection, air traffic
control, military and even automotive applications. The different applications, which call for different radar systems that utilize various frequencies, signals and types of processing, require versatile test and measurement methods.

This workshop presents the latest radar test and measurement developments – from signal generation, wideband analysis and phase noise testing to simulation of RF environments for testing the many radar requirements.

 

MathWorks Workshops

Location: Room A9.4

- Free to attend -

Please Register Here

Tuesday 25th September 10:00 – 10:40
Using MATLAB® for Designing 5G Systems: What's new

Wireless engineers are pursuing 5G and other advanced technologies such as LTE/WLAN to achieve gigabit data rates, ubiquitous coverage, and massive connectivity for many applications such as IoT and V2X. These applications present numerous technical challenges that require coordinated design of DSP, RF, and antenna components, as well as their implementations. This workshop presents how MATLAB® and Simulink® provide an integrated environment for designing, simulating, testing, and prototyping today's 5G technologies. 

 

Tuesday 25th September 11:00 – 11:40
Antenna and Antenna Array Design and Prototyping Using MATLAB®

Antenna and antenna array design is a complex task that requires in-depth expertise. Antennas are becoming increasing more complex in m-MIMO systems and multi-function radars. In this workshop, you will learn how MATLAB® can simplify solving the antenna problem. Bring your laptop with you to learn hands-on how to rapidly design an antenna for your wireless application based on given specifications. You don’t need to be an EM expert to analyze the antenna using the full wave Method of Moments, visualize and interactively inspect antenna and array impedance, current, and radiation pattern, and fabricate the antenna on a PCB. 

 

Tuesday 25th September 13:00 – 13:40
Power Amplifier Modeling and Transmitter Linearization Techniques

Innovative design of power efficient and ultra-linear transmitters relies on two major technologies: the availability of low-cost power amplifiers (PA) and the use of digital signal processing techniques to mitigate RF impairments. MATLAB® is often used to design digital pre-distortion (DPD) algorithms and to evaluate different adaption strategies. Such algorithms cannot be developed or tested in isolation and require power amplifier models to anticipate nonlinearity as well as memory effects. In this workshop, you will learn how to develop different power amplifier models in MATLAB and how to perform closed-loop simulation using DPD algorithms. The same framework will be used to target FPGA platforms for lab prototyping in the presence of the actual PA.  

 

Tuesday 25th September 14:00 – 14:40
Demystifying the Design of Hybrid Beamforming Systems

As 5G standards continue to evolve, the goals for higher data rates, lower latency network access, and more energy efficient implementations are clear. Higher data rates drive the need for greater bandwidth systems. The available bandwidth in the spectrum up through 6 GHz is not sufficient to satisfy these requirements. The target operating frequency bands are now moved up into the millimeter wave range, and this enables integrating more antenna elements within small form factors. Intelligent array design with beamforming can fulfill the required performance but can have a high cost. In this workshop you will learn the basics of hybrid beamforming and how to find the suitable trade-off between system complexity and performance.

 

Tuesday 25th September 15:00 – 15:40
Using SDR radios for streaming RF signals and rapid prototyping

Over the air testing and rapid prototyping targeting either FPGAs or SoCs are key phases in the development of new wireless communication systems. In this workshop, you will see with live examples new hardware support capabilities in MATLAB® that enable you to connect your algorithms to a range of SDR devices and RF instruments. With the ZedBoard + AD9361 we will highlight HDL code generation capabilities for rapid prototyping. Using the Analog Devices Pluto® SDR we will use live radio signals to verify designs with waveform generation and over-the-air testing.

 

Tuesday 25th September 16:00 – 16:40
Machine learning applied to radar and communication systems

Machine and deep learning are major trends in the electronics industry and their application is ubiquitous. Medical diagnostics, speech recognition, handwriting, automatic trading, or recommendation of audio-visual content are all areas in which these techniques are used to make automatic decisions. In this workshop we will introduce first techniques for feature extraction, such as wavelets. We will then use and train an neural network for radar target classification.

 

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