RF Design and Simulation of Wireless Systems

Start date: 11 November 2024

Duration: 5 Days, 11 to 15 Nov, 9am to 5pm each day

Location: In-person at ADI, Limerick

Certificate: N/A

Cost: Members € 1,250, Non-Members € 1,875

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

This course will be delivered in-person in Limerick over 5 days. It progresses from communications theory basics to constructing RF / Microwave Wireless Systems using elemental building blocks. Through bottom-up simulations of circuits and systems, participants gain insight into designing complex systems for optimal communications performance. Engineers in communications, radar, defense, or space industries will benefit, gaining deeper wireless system engineering expertise.

Learning outcomes

This 5-day course provides a comprehensive understanding of radio (or radar) receiver and transmitter design for wireless communications, covering topics such as trade-offs in link distance, antenna gain, and signal thresholds, as well as channel bandwidth’s impact on link capacity. Participants will explore typical radio architectures, design compromises, and simulate at both circuit and system levels, addressing digitally coded signals, interference minimization, and filtering complications. Upon completion, attendees will be equipped to select system architectures, simulate RF and IF systems, understand RF hardware specifications, and write critical RF specifications for wireless communications systems.

Who is the course for?

The course is suitable for wireless system design engineers, and experienced test and production engineers. Course participants will most likely work for RF systems designers / integrators, communications system developers, defence organisations, or in space industries.


Day 1:
• Introduction to Digital Wireless Communications
• Overview of Modulation Formats
• Baseband Filtering Impact
Day 2:
• Receiver Characterization
• Transmitter Characterization
• Frequency Selection
Day 3:
• Systems Simulation
• Circuit-Level RF Functions: Mixers
Day 4:
• Detailed Design Process
• Oscillators and Power Amplifiers
Day 5:
• Link Budget Modeling
• Noise Considerations
• Air Interface Specifications Interpretation
• Review of Technical Papers

Trainer Profile

Dr Rowan Gilmore , Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland, previously CEO and Managing Director of EM Solutions Pty Ltd, Australia.

Dr. Gilmore, a pioneer in applying harmonic balance analysis to RF and microwave circuit design, introduced Microwave Harmonica as Vice President of Engineering at Compact Software, becoming a standard tool for designers. With experience at Schlumberger and Central Microwave, he developed linear microwave power amplifiers, oscillators, and switching components. While CEO of EM Solutions since 2011, he led a team designing satellite communication systems and has authored numerous articles and co-authored a textbook, earning recognition as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Scientists and Engineers


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