This 2-day technical course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of designing modern printed circuit boards (PCBs) for RF and high-speed digital applications. Although PCB design and layout is a final step in the circuit design process, it remains one of the most important. Modern circuits frequently contain both analogue and high-speed digital circuits operating in close proximity. In order to obtain the required performance, it is essential for designers to have a solid understanding of PCB design challenges and techniques together with good layout practice.
The course provides a thorough overview of modern PCB design principles and practice and is presented by an expert with over 30 years of experience in the RF and wireless industry. Throughout the course, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss your PCB design challenges with the course instructor.
Module 1 – Fundamentals of digital and RF circuits
Module 2 – Transmission line fundamentals
Module 3 – Use of transmission lines
Module 4 – Controlling and measuring line impedance
Module 5 – PCB materials and fabrication processes
Module 6 – Noise, interference and crosstalk
Module 7 – Power supply distribution and decoupling
Module 8 – Grounding
Module 9 – Electromagnetic interference
Module 10 – PCB parasitics
Module 11 – PCB design rules
Module 12 – Case studies
£995 + £199 VAT = £1194 GBP
Please note that UK Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged at 20%
A detailed list of topics is available on request.
Who Will Benefit?
This technical course is aimed at those working with RF and wireless circuits, high-speed digital logic and mixed-signal circuits. Typically, participants would include RF design engineers, wireless design engineers, RF applications engineers, digital design engineers, hardware design engineers, hardware applications engineers, PCB layout engineers and technical managers who wish to improve their understanding of PCB design and fabrication in order to better manage the design process.
This is a technical course and the ability to assimilate and understand technical concepts is essential. A technical background is desirable in order to derive maximum benefit from the course. Participants would normally be qualified to degree level or have equivalent experience in an engineering, physics or mathematics-related subject. Please contact our office on +44 (0)1962 920 123 if you are unsure about the technical level of the course.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Understand the challenges of modern RF and high-speed digital PCB design
• Better understand PCB design and manufacturing technology, materials and processes
• Identify and troubleshoot sources of EMI and the impact of grounding and digital noise
• Know how to minimise cross-coupling between circuits
• Understand performance limitations of physical components and packaging types
• Know how to correctly layout RF and high-speed digital PCB designs
• Reduce development costs and time to market due to fewer PCB design iterations
Course fees cover tuition, morning and afternoon refreshments, lunches and full-colour printed notes. Each participant will also receive a Certificate of Attendance. Accommodation and travel costs are not included in the course fees.
Terms & Conditions
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Delivered by The Technology Academy in partnership with Rohde & Schwarz UK.