Join us for a day of face-to-face* networking with our Keysight experts and others in your field. We’ll provide lunch, product fair, and the following technical sessions:

  • Understanding the RF Signal Chain
  • Network Analysis
  • Signal Analysis
  • Signal Generation and Modulation
  • Accuracy Matters 
  • RF Simulation 

This seminar will improve your understanding of basic RF measurement, design and simulation techniques.

Recent engineering graduates involved in RF and engineers or technicians transitioning to RF will benefit from this seminar. Attendees should have a good understanding of basic electrical engineering principles.

* NOTE: If you cannot attend any of our onsite locations you may also stream live from the comfort of your desk.


9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m.

Dates and Locations

Wednesday, March 25
The Nittany Lion Inn

200 W Park Ave
State College, PA 16803

This event will be rescheduled to a later date, due to COVID-19.
In the meantime, you may view the recorded live stream.


Available on-demand



9:00 a.m. — Registration / Refreshments

9:30 a.m. — RF Microwave Signal Chain and Network Analysis

  • Transmit and receive signal chains
  • Key characteristics for design and measurement
  • Network analysis, transmission line theory, S-parameters, Smith Chart, and impedance measurements/matching
  • Techniques to optimize dynamic range and accuracy
  • Description of transmitting/receiving, and directivity
  • Importance of calibration and error correction

10:45 a.m. — Break and Product Fair

11:00 a.m. — Spectrum Analysis

  • Swept-tuned and FFT receiver techniques
  • Learn optimization of spectral search techniques; including RBW, VBW, and dynamic range criteria
  • Distortion and noise contributions


12:00 p.m. — Lunch and Product Fair

1:00 p.m. — Signal Generation and Modulation Basics

  • CW signal generation and characteristics, including phase-noise and signal synthesis using VCOs and phase-locked-loops
  • Measurement techniques for analog and digital modulation

1:45 p.m — Break 

2:00 p.m. —  Accuracy Matters 

  • Learn how accuracy affects the risk of incorrect Pass/Fail decisions. 

2:45 p.m — RF Simulation 

  • Linear Design Techniques, including S-parameter simulation, impedance matching, tuning and optimization
  • Non-linear frequency and time domain simulation 
  • EM simulation, passive and active device modes.

3:00 p.m. — Wrap up and Giveaways

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