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N3523A RF & Microwave Engineering Fundamentals Using Genesys

2   Days | Classroom Training | Advantages of Keysight Training


Engineers and technicians working in the wireless, defense, consumer electronics and computer industries will benefit from the understanding of electrical behavior in high frequency or high speed circuits so that they can design and troubleshoot successfully.

The investment in learning the principles of RF and microwave engineering plus the techniques of electronic design automation (EDA) taught in this course results in capabilities that remain relevant and sought-after for a long time to come.

This 2-day analysis and design course is based on a textbook written for a one-semester university 3-credit lecture and 2-credit lab course. It introduces a solid understanding of RF and microwave engineering topics such as high frequency components, transmission lines, network parameters, Smith chart, resonant circuits, filters, lumped and distributed impedance matching networks, modern amplifier designs, as well as how Keysight Genesys software is used in the analysis, synthesis, simulation, tuning, and optimization of these essential components.

Microwave and RF EngineeringStudent textbook for the course:

The Microwave and RF Engineering textbook by A. Behagi and S. Turner will be used as the student manual for the course. A copy of the book will be provided by Keysight for those who register for the course.
The Genesys workspaces used in writing the book are excellent learning companions and can also be used as starting points in new designs. They can be downloaded at:

Recommended Prerequisites

To acquire the maximum hands-on-skills from this course, please download and install:

     a) Full trial version of Genesys 2012.01 SP1 on your PC from
     b) Sample workspaces from Dr. Behagi’s book from

Start up Genesys and follow the easy 3 minute quickstart tutorial video to begin using Genesys before coming to class.

Course Instructor:

Dr. Behagi, the co-author of the textbook, will be teaching this course.

Course Outline:
Day One

1. RF and Microwave Concepts and Components
• Introduction
• Straight wire inductance and reactance
• Skin depth in conductors
• Wire resistance at DC and high frequencies
• Flat ribbon inductance and reactance
• Chip resistors
• Chip inductors
• Chip capacitors

Genesys Workspaces DVD2. Transmission Lines
• Introduction
• Calculation of reflection coefficient, and VSWR
• Conversion of reflection coefficient, return loss, and VSWR
• Waveguide and stripline transmission lines
• Group delay of various transmission lines
• Conversion of ideal transmission lines to microstrip lines
• Designing the edge-coupled microstrip directional coupler

3. Network Parameters and Smith chart
• Introduction
• Adding a series reactance to an impedance
• Adding a shunt element to an impedance
• Adding a series transmission line to an impedance

4. Resonant Circuits and Filters
• Introduction
• Analysis of series RLC resonators
• Analysis of parallel RLC resonators
• Quality factors of a resonator
• Designing a lumped element parallel resonator
• Designing a tapped capacitor resonator
• Designing a low pass filter
• Designing a high pass filter

Day Two

5. Lumped Element Impedance Matching Networks
• Introduction
• Matching a complex load to complex source impedance
• Designing broadband impedance matching networks
• Network matching synthesis utility in Genesys

6. Distributed Element Impedance Matching Networks
• Introduction
• Designing quarter-wave impedance matching networks
• Designing line and stub impedance matching networks
• Designing cascaded line and stub impedance matching networks

7. RF and Microwave Amplifier Design
• Introduction
• Designing the transistor stabilizing network
• Designing the amplifier input matching network
• Designing the amplifier output matching network
• Assembly and simulation of ideal amplifier
• Converting the ideal amplifier to physical amplifier
• Optimization of the physical amplifier response
• Generating the physical layout of the amplifier circuit
• Designing the LNA input matching network
• Designing the LNA output matching network
• Linear simulation of the LNA network

8. Sensitivity and Yield Analysis
• Intoduction
• Monte Carlo and sensitivity analysis
• Yield analysis

9. Summary