Keysight Technologies Workshops
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Connect with the Solution Experts at Keysight Workshops
Ideas and research by engineers like you create the technology that enables innovations in 5G, aerospace and defense, and emerging markets. Let us help you design, simulate, and test your ideas to bring your dream to reality with the most accurate measurement solutions, software, and services. At European Microwave Week, attend our “Connect with the Experts” workshops. You will have the opportunity to meet Keysight’s industry experts to discuss four key topics:
- Automotive solutions
- Component characterization
- 5G and wireless solutions
- Aerospace and defense applications
- Design Software
Location: Rooms 731+732
09:30 – 13:15
VERIFYING MULTIPLE SENSORS FOR AUTONOMOUS CARS
In conventional automotive applications, each sensor functions separately. The significant number of sensors for higher levels of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is increasing and brings unexpected challenges to interference and interoperability. In this session, we will look at the pros and cons of sensors which are necessary for ADAS. You will learn about the challenges in sensor fusion and what to consider when verifying unexpected issues.
INSIGHTS INTO AUTOMOTIVE RADAR DESIGN AND LIFECYCLE
From blind spot detection and parking assistance to adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking, radar applications have grown in vehicle utilization and increased in technological sophistication. The advanced technologies, such as 79 GHz frequency with 4 GHz modulation bandwidth and micro-Doppler to detect and protect pedestrians, has led to new design and test challenges. This session introduces solutions to solve difficult challenges across the automotive radar design and test lifecycle.
CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS OF ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE RADAR DESIGN
Advanced automotive radars with millimeter-wave frequencies and wide bandwidth are now an indispensable part of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving vehicles. This workshop will review advanced automotive radar design challenges including verification of unique radar waveform designs, angle of arrival (AoA), micro-Doppler effect, transmit and receive antenna channel number, weather impacts, generation, and analysis of ultra-wideband millimeter-wave radar signals, ray tracing, and more. You will hear how Keysight automotive solutions can help you overcome these design challenges through simulation in research and development (R&D) before going to prototype.
ESTIMATION METHOD FOR THE COEXISTENCE ISSUE WITH FREQUENCY MODULATED CONTINUOUS WAVE RADAR
The evolution of new sensor technologies will have a significant impact on decision-making in autonomous driving technology. The requirements for automotive radar are gradually changing from the basic ability of conventional radar to detect objects, to the advanced capability of imaging radar with the ultra-high-resolution performance for object recognition. In this session, we will look at the pros and cons of an advanced radar system in comparison to conventional frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar. Join us to hear about the latest enabling technologies.
14:00 – 17:30
USING ACTIVE HOT PARAMETERS AND X-PARAMETERS TO IMPROVE ACTIVE DEVICE MEASUREMENT ACCURACY
Active (hot) parameters using X-parameter technology with a high-performance PNA-X vector network analyzer provides a more accurate method to test hot S-parameters, gain and output power, than traditional methods. In this session, you will learn how this technique removes the active device and system mismatch interaction to precisely calculate the active parameters and output power into a nominal 50-ohm environment. You will also learn how the X-parameter technology provides coefficients of the equation to calculate linear and non-linear device performance of gamma-opt (optimum), optimal load match, and maximum delivered power to an optimum load.
UNDERSTANDING POWER MEASUREMENT OF MODULATED SIGNALS
The ability to make consistent measurements of RF or microwave power levels is essential in the development of radio systems. Making measurements requires an informed choice of equipment and approach to ensure that the limitations of each do not undermine the validity of the measurements. The power of a modulated signal requires care and attention to avoid incorrect measurement results. This session looks at the best techniques to measure those challenging signals with confidence.
NEW METHODOLOGY FOR WIDEBAND MILLIMETER-WAVE 5G EVM MEASUREMENTS
Design verification and production test engineers traditionally face the challenges of modeling, designing, and measuring RF/mmW amplifiers under wideband modulated conditions using a signal generator and signal analyzer. This session discusses a new technique that overcomes these challenges with improved accuracy, ease of test, and faster throughput. We will present a new workflow able to measure non-linear error vector magnitude (EVM) on Power Amplifiers providing identical results as the traditional method under modulated stimulus.
PERFECTING YOUR WIDEBAND MODULATED SOURCE: DISTORTION AND CORRECTION
In modern 5G and satellite communications (Satcom) signaling, signal power and fidelity are critical to evaluating high-performance components. Current technology limits the quality of signals, including flatness and distortion. New methods allow full frequency response equalization and distortion correction to create high-performance signals which significantly exceed the native capability of the existing hardware. In this session, you will learn how to correct the adjacent channel power ratio (ACPR) distortion as well as high-performance noise power ratio (NPR) correction. These corrections, coupled with new distortion measurements, provide state-of-the-art performance for component analysis using wideband modulated signals.
09:30 – 13:15
5G and Wireless Solutions
GENERATING AND ANALYZING 5G NEW RADIO SIGNALS
The 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) standard brings several new features to the physical layer necessary to achieve new use cases like enhanced mobile broadband and ultra-reliable low-latency communications. The first part of this presentation will examine some of these new features and provide a brief introduction to the 5G NR physical layer with a focus on generating and analyzing these signals. The second part of the presentation applies these concepts toward performing the 3GPP 5G gNB conformance tests as outlined in TS38.141; including the new over-the-air (OTA) requirements.
TACKLING EMERGING MILLIMETER-WAVE APPLICATIONS BEYOND 50 GHZ (802.11AY, 5G NR)
Large swaths of contiguous millimeter-wave spectrum offer the allure of using these bands for new and relevant high-data throughput applications. Emerging applications such as 802.11ay require bandwidths of approximately 4 GHz, with the potential of up to 8 GHz of bandwidth moving forward. However, this requires careful consideration in designing and testing systems to support these wider modulation bandwidths and higher-order modulation types. This presentation will discuss some of the challenges that these very wide signal bandwidths introduce, and present considerations for optimizing system performance. A simulation case study will be used to illustrate the impact of design impairments on system EVM performance.
SIMULATE 5G NR RF FRONT-END AND PHASED ARRAY BEAMFORMING
Designers need to investigate, implement, and verify their communications physical layer signal processing designs with dynamic link-level scenarios to include both classical and phased-array antennas. Keysight’s standard-compliant 5G library supports several multi-antenna system architectures. These system architectures include digital, RF, and hybrid beamforming, as well as advanced high-order MIMO signal processing. The library consists of signal processing building blocks, subsystems, reference multi-antenna system modeling examples, and infrastructure components. System architects can execute realistic technical research to easily migrate from one 5G communication system design concept to another. This presentation covers a new system/circuit co-design flow as well as design support for phased array subsystems to enable beamforming techniques.
13:45 – 17:00
Aerospace and Defense Applications
ELECTRONIC WARFARE TEST AND EVALUATION
Military conflicts involving electronic warfare (EW) require fast decision-making in a rapidly changing threat environment consisting of many RF and microwave emitters. Ensuring device performance under such conditions is critical to speed deployment of EW systems and for superiority in battle. This workshop will cover the theory and definitions of radar and electronic warfare. The presentation will show how an EW threat emitter environment is used to evaluate a warfare scenario. We will also cover the generation of RF wavefronts from environment scenarios using pulse descriptor words and the measurement concepts for configuring a test threat environment.
PHASE NOISE THEORY & MEASUREMENT WORKSHOP
In radar and communication systems, phase noise can limit performance. Sensitivity in processing Doppler-shifted targets, as well as EVM in complex digitally modulated communications, can be adversely affected. This workshop explains phase noise fundamentals, and measurement and its impact on the performance of RF/microwave systems. We will compare different measurement instruments and techniques. You will learn the role of the phase detector and the use of cross-correlation in optimizing sensitivity and the impact of reference sources on phase noise measurements. The workshop includes a demonstration of residual and absolute phase noise examples and practical device under test (DUT) measurements. Attend this session to hear about the latest AM Noise measurement techniques.
11:00 – 14:00
CHIP-PACKAGE CO-DESIGN FLOW FOR MM-WAVE APPLICATION LIKE 5G AND AUTOMOTIVE RADAR
The number of mm-Wave applications, in particular within 5G and Automotive Radar, is growing rapidly. While this brings various benefits like extremely low latency and very high bandwidth, it also brings big challenges for the semiconductor industry in designing the RF chips. The level of integration of RF and mm-wave systems is increasing and this has an impact on the electrical properties and system parameters. It is insufficient to model chip, package and PCB separately, as some high-frequency effects may not be captured, as electromagnetic coupling between integrated coils on chip and routing traces in the package. Electromagnetic simulation is used for signal integrity, parasitic extraction and antenna radiation performance. At frequencies around 24, 60 or 77 GHz, EM simulation is a must have and schematic-only simulations becoming meaningless.
The seminar will cover technology trends and applications for mm-Wave applications. You will learn why co-design of Chip-Package-Board interfaces is mandatory at mm-Wave frequencies. We will show the results of the collaboration between GlobalFoundries, Fraunhofer and Keysight to provide a qualified reference flow for advanced system integration. It is crucial to go beyond the IC for mm-Wave applications and this requires a complete Assembly Design Kit (ADK) beyond the typical Process Design Kit (PDK). Fraunhofer focuses on the APIs to EDA platforms, reference designs & measurements to qualify the flow. Finally we present and demonstrate 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. The flow has been validated on GlobalFoundries’ 22FDX process which targets mm-Wave designs.
- Technology Trends for mm-Wave applications like 5G and Automotive Radar, GlobalFoundries
- Design Challenges for mm-Wave applications and why EM and going beyond IC is a must, Vadim Issakov, Infineon
- Assembly Design Kit (ADK) – why it’s crucial to go beyond the IC for mm-Wave applications, Saquib Bin Halim, GlobalFoundries
- mm-Wave reference designs and EDA flow enablement for Advanced System Integration, Andy Heinig, Fraunhofer IIS-EAS
- EDA solutions for analyzing on-chip and off-chip RF impairments, Cedric Pujol, Keysight Technologies
- Wafer-level Package reference flow and correlation with measurements, Vincent Poisson, Keysight Technologies
Rohde & Schwarz Tutorial Seminars & Technical Workshops
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Location: Room 733+734
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 1st October 2019 09:30 – 11:00
Fundamentals of Signal Generators and Oscillators (YIG vs. VCO)
Tuesday 1st October 2019 11:15 – 12:45
Fundamentals of Spectrum Analysis
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 09:30 – 11:30
Introduction to Digital Signals and Digital Modulation
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 11:45 – 13:15
Realtime Spectrum Analysis Embedded in Advanced Spectrum Analyzers
Thursday 3rd October 2019 9:30 – 10:30
Fundamentals of Vector Network Analysis
Thursday 3rd October 2019 10:45 – 12:15
Calibration in Vector Network Analysis
Tuesday 1st October 2019
13:30 – 17:30
Wednesday 2nd October 2019
13:30 – 17:30
Thursday 3rd October 2019
12:30 – 16:30
Contents of the technical workshops will be announced later.
MathWorks Hands-on Workshops
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Location: Room 735+736
1st - 3rd October 2019
Join one or more of the 90-minutes MathWorks hands-on workshops on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (October 1,2,3) at the European Microwave week.
Topics include: using MATLAB® for designing and testing 5G and WLAN systems, antenna and antenna array design for radar applications, power amplifi er modeling and transmitter linearization techniques, using Software defined radios (SDR) for rapid prototyping and over the air testing, plus lots more!
These workshops are free to attend, do not require familiarity MATLAB, and if you bring your own laptop you can get a hands-on experience under the supervision of MathWorks experts.
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