INVITATION TO SEMINARS ON RF CIRCUIT SIMULATION AND MODELING, MEASUREMENT AND EMC

The training seminars aim to attract attention to the simulation and design of radio frequency circuits. The introduction of measurement techniques and the basics of working with software-defined platforms are an integral part of the course. The seminars are part of the Czech – Austrian Interreg program ATCZ203, organized by Brno University of Technology, TU Wien, and FH Hagenberg. Speakers will be experts with experience in the field. 

 

The seminars are free of charge and partly online.

Seminar 1

CIRCUIT SIMULATIONS AND MEASUREMENT PLATFORMS

Date: 3rd/4th November 2022

Location: Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic (6th floor, Technicka 12, 616 00 Brno)

 The two-day seminar will cover the modeling and simulation of RF circuits and devices with exercises. General introduction will focus on measurement platforms and on software defined radios from low-cost to high performance equipment. The participant will be acquainted with free toolboxes for circuit, device modeling and novel digital filter designs. The laboratory excursions complete the seminar. 

The seminar is free of charge and partly online.

Registration form: https://forms.gle/3iaDiZyJea4LminE6

 

DAY 1 – 3rd of November 2022 (Chairs: Tomas Gotthans, Hans-Georg Brachtendorf)

9:30

10:30

Welcome

10:30

12:00

Tomas Gotthans: General lecture – Measurement platforms 
(also ONLINE)

12:00

13:30

Lunch

13:30

15:00

Laboratory excursions to the SIX Research Centre

15:00

15:15

Coffee break

15:15

16:15

Martin Steiger: Tutorial on Microwave Studio – Macro modeling with the Wiener-Hammerstein Toolbox (also ONLINE)

16:15

16:30

Coffee break

16:30

17:30

Invited session (TBA)

19:30

Day 1 closure – Evening Event/Restaurant

 

DAY 2 – 4th of September 2022 (Chairs: Tomas Gotthans, Hans-Georg Brachtendorf)

9:00

10:00

Kai Bittner: Computational Methods for Circuit Simulation with exercises (also ONLINE)

10:00

10:15

Coffee break

10:15

11:15

Josef Vychodil: Wideband RFSoC platform ZCU111 (lecture + tutorial)

11:15

12:00

Hans Georg Brachtendorf and Christoph Dalpiaz: Linear Phase IIR Filtering, Noise Shaping, Hilbert transformation and the LWDF Toolbox (also ONLINE)

12:00

13:30

Lunch

13:30

14:30

Laboratory excursion 2

14:30

15:30

Round table and general discussions

15:30

End of the two-day seminar

Seminar 2
EMC CHARACTERIZATION AND PREVENTION

Date: 17th/18th October 2022

Location: Festsaal TU Wien (Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien, Austria)

In the course of the EU project Interreg EFRE AMOR ATCZ-203 a free of charge introductory seminar on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) will be held by the TU Vienna. The program will be presented by guest speakers from the companies x.test and Würth Elektronik. The aim is to provide a broad insight into what tests you can tests you can expect during an EMC test and how you can identify and eliminate potential interferers with pre-compliance and how to eliminate them. The program is divided into two days. On the first day, theoretical aspects of practical relevance will be

aspects will be explained, which will be followed up on the next day. The second part includes the practical treatment EMC pre-compliance measurements, where you will be shown different techniques at different stations. will be demonstrated. Furthermore, there will be enough time to discuss individual questions or current EMC problems over a refreshments or at the buffet.

Please register for the event at the following link: EMC Seminar Registration Registration is open until 10/14/2022, but the number of seats is limited. Registrations will be handled in the order of arrival. We look forward to welcoming you to this event very soon.

For any queries, we can be reached at the email address emv2022@tuwien.ac.at.

Please register to stay informed or visit the EMC seminar’s webpage!

 

DAY 1 – 17th of October 2022 (TU Wien)

On the first day, practice-relevant theoretical aspects will be addressed. The lectures give a wide-ranging insight starting with EMC basics and prevention up to important details about required equipment.

8:30 – 9:00

Registration of the participants

 

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome

H. Arthaber

C. Spindelberger

TU Wien

9:15 – 10:15

EMC Basics

C. Bauer

x.test

10:45 – 12:00

EMC design on the PCB and shielding

H. P. Kaiser

D. Zeller

Würth

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch break

 

13:00 – 14:00

Comparison of EMC measurements in the near field for research and development

M. Töller

x.test

14:00 – 15:00

Software-defined radios as measurement receivers for EMC

C. Spindelberger

TU Wien

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

 

15:30 – 16:30

TEM cells for pre-compliance measurements

C. Spindelberger

TU Wien

16:30

Open exchange and discussion at the buffet

 

 

DAY 2 – 18th of October 2022 (Location to be announced)

The second day includes a practical introduction to different measurement methods of EMC. Four stations will be offered with a detailed introduction.

1) Coupling of RF signals on PCBs (H. P. Kaiser, D. Zeller, Würth)

Demonstration of near-field measurements and analysis of current paths on PCBs, as well as measurements of cable shielding.

2) EMC near field measurements of DC/DC converters (M. Töller, x.test)

Presentation and explanation of the operation of (3D) near-field scanners using the example of coils in DC/DC converters. Modern near-field scanners allow an insight into the (unwanted) radiation field at PCB level. On a DC/DC converter we show the different radiation field when using different coils.

3) Conducted EMC measurements (C. Bauer, x.test)

Practical introduction and demonstration of conducted EMC measurements. Using a measurement setup consisting of a DUT, LISN and spectrum analyzer, we explain the function of the components used and the measurement options. On concrete measurement examples we discuss the measurement results and their interpretation.

4) Radiated EMC measurements (C. Spindelberger, TU Wien)

Based on the presented low-cost TEM cell, radiated measurements of a test object up to 1 GHz are performed. The required algorithm to convert the measurement data to free field measurements is explained in a simple way. In the course of the measurement, dos and don’ts as well as limitations will be pointed out in order to obtain accurate measurement values.

The participants will be divided into four small groups, which will change between all stations.

9:00 – 10:00

Start with first station

 

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

 

10:30 – 11:30

Switch to the next station

 

11:30 – 13:00

Coffee break

 

13:00 – 14:00

Switch to the next station

 

14:00 – 14:30

Coffee break

 

14:30 – 15:30

Switch to the next station

 

15:30