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.

Who Should Attend

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.


9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Dates and Locations

January 16, 2019

Hyatt Regency Reston
1800 Presidents Street
Reston, VA 20190

February 5, 2019

Renaissance Dallas Richardson
900 East Lookout
Richardson, TX 75082

September 12, 2018

Hilton Hotel Bellevue
300 112th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98004

January 16, 2019

Courtyard Phoenix Chandler
920 N 54th Street
Chandler, AZ  85226


February 7, 2018

Ixia / Keysight Technologies
8310 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78731

September 19, 2018

8770 SW Nimbus Avenue, Suite B
Beaverton, OR 97008

January 22, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn El Segundo
2100 E. Mariposa Avenue
El Segundo, CA  90245


March 6, 2019

Agilent Technologies
5301 Stevens Creek Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Building 5

September 26, 2018

Nugget Casino Resort
1100 Nugget Avenue
Reno, NV 89431


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

12:45 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

  • How accuracy affects the risk of incorrect pass/fail decisions.

2:30 p.m. – RF Simulation Basics

  • Demonstration of Keysight ADS RF/Microwave Design Simulation Tool
  • Learn S-parameter simulation, impedance matching, tuning, optimization, and device modeling
  • X-parameters and the integration of S-parameters into test/design

3:00 p.m. – Wrap-up

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