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A special partnership collaboration to deliver

Signal and Power Integrity Training Courses

CommTech teamed up with Eastronics, Tektronix and Rohde & Schwarz to collaborate in delivering Signal Integrity training courses to the Hi-Tech and the Defense Industries in Israel.

Leading technical experts from industry and academia with many years of experience.
Demonstrations using modern RF and microwave test and measurement instruments to help reinforce the concepts introduced.
Presenting solid fundamental background as well as state of the art topics needed to accelerate your career
Instruction is focused on teaching practical, relevant and up-to-date technical skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied in the workplace

From strong leading companies

Low cost ensuring Return On Investment

“There are two kinds of designers, those with signal-integrity problems and those that will have them.”

on a white board at a large systems company

Examples of Design Issues Addressed During the Course

Amplitude Problems

Amplitude problems include
ringing (oscillation), “droop” (decreased amplitude at the start of a pulse), and “runt” pulses (those which don’t reach full amplitude).

Amplitude Problems

Ground Bounce

Ground bounce, caused by excessive current draw (and/or resistance in the power supply and ground return paths), can cause a circuit’s ground reference level to shift when current demands are high.

Ground Bounce

Edge Aberrations

Edge aberrations can result from board layout problems or from improper termination or even quality problems in the semiconductor devices.
Aberrations can include preshoot, rounding, overshoot, ringing, and slow rise time.

Edge Aberrations

Crosstalk

Crosstalk can occur when long traces running next to each other couple their signals together through mutual capacitance and inductance.

Crosstalk

Reflections

Reflections can be caused by termination and board layout problems, where the outgoing signal bounces back toward its source and interferes with subsequent pulses.

Reflections

Jitter

Jitter is defined as edge placement variations from cycle to cycle. Some important causes of jitter are noise, crosstalk and timing instability. This can affect timing accuracy and synchronization throughout a digital system.

Jitter

Course Overview

The course duration is 30 academic hours and will be delivered over 6 meetings of 5 academic hours each
This is a comprehensive and intensive course. (see the course syllabus)
The course, is presented by  leading technical experts from industry and academia with many years of experience. (see Lecturers)
The topics include SI analysis, guidelines, simulation, and verification.
Theoretical topics include power, frequency spectrum, phase/amplitude response of linear systems, signal distortions, time-domain reflections, impedance matching considerations, noise, electromagnetic coupling and interference (EMI), and fast time-domain measurements and de-imbedding.
The objectives are to establish a sound basis for signal and power integrity design rules, checking by 3D electromagnetic simulation SW and verification by hands-on measurements.
Hands-On practicing is important. The course includes a series of practical demonstrations using modern test and measurement equipment.
Coarse List of Topics:
  1. Course Scope and Theoretical Background
  2. Pitfalls and Technical Parameters
  3. Design Guidelines
  4. Board and Chip Simulations
  5. Measurements and Verification
  6. Hands-on Laboratory Tests

Signal Integrity Measurements

Demos and Hand-On Experience

Using the world’s most advanced equipment

Lab tests:

  • Power measurements by several detectors (incl. peak, ave. and RMS)
  • Sensitivity measurements (for QAM and Pulse signals) with averaging (using varying BV and screens averaging)
  • Phase noise measurement of a frequency source
  • Measurement of NF (of an amplifier and SSBNF of a mixer)
  • Peak-to-Average measurement (PAPR)
  • Measurement of third-order intercept point (IP3) and SFDR
Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

Lab tests:

  • Basic calibration
  • Improved calibration (suitable for reject band of filters)
  • Measurement of BPF (S-parameters, Phase and delay response)
  • Measurement of an Amplifier (AM/AM, AM/PM, 1dB comp., Harmonics)
  • Measurement of load mismatch, and perform Single-Stub matching
Logic Analyzer

Lab tests:

  • Perform a broadband calibration (de-embedding)
  • EVM tests
  • Measurement of I-Q imbalance and IR (image-rejection)
  • BER measurement
  • Measurement PAPR of a detailed-QAM-constellation
  • Measurement of BW and ACPR
  • Measurement of emission mask-compliance for a WCDMA signal without and with an amplifier
BERTScope Bit Error Rate Tester

Lab tests:

  • Power measurements by several detectors (incl. peak, ave. and RMS)
  • Sensitivity measurements (for QAM and Pulse signals) with averaging (using varying BV and screens averaging)
  • Phase noise measurement of a frequency source
  • Measurement of NF (of an amplifier and SSBNF of a mixer)
  • Peak-to-Average measurement (PAPR)
  • Measurement of third-order intercept point (IP3) and SFDR
Spectrum Analyzer

Lab tests:

  • Basic calibration
  • Improved calibration (suitable for reject band of filters)
  • Measurement of BPF (S-parameters, Phase and delay response)
  • Measurement of an Amplifier (AM/AM, AM/PM, 1dB comp., Harmonics)
  • Measurement of load mismatch, and perform Single-Stub matching
Vector Network Analyzer-VNA

Lab tests:

  • Perform a broadband calibration (de-embedding)
  • EVM tests
  • Measurement of I-Q imbalance and IR (image-rejection)
  • BER measurement
  • Measurement PAPR of a detailed-QAM-constellation
  • Measurement of BW and ACPR
  • Measurement of emission mask-compliance for a WCDMA signal without and with an amplifier
Vector Signal Analyzer-VSA

Leading RF and Microwave Trainer

Many of the design, analysis and measurement techniques of the Signal Integrity GHz regime came from and are common to the RF and Microwave world.
We bring the benefits of both worlds as it is obvious advantage to learn subjects like: Transmission Lines, Reflections, Impedance matching, S parameters, Spectrum Analysis, VNA measurements etc.
from an experienced leading RF and Microwave trainer
simu
NEW!

Microwave and RF design using Simulation software. Session conducted in a fully equipped computer class and includes practical hands on practicing

Computers Class
demo

A series of thorough and broad hands-on tests accomplished with advanced state-of-the-art laboratory equipment

Lab Class
class

Spacious classroom, Well equipped, Pleasant atmosphere. Coffee and refreshments , Easy access location, Free parking

Frontal Class

Lecturers

CommTech’s lecturers are not only communications professionals but also accomplished instructors, they bring unparalleled expertise and industry experience, combined with exceptional academic excellence.

This is the greatest factor distinguishing CommTech from other training companies.

Shmuel Miller Ph.D.

Dr. Shmuel Y. Miller was a Sr. Lecturer and past Head of the EE Department at the OBC.
He was executive vice president of systems & solutions of Celletra Ltd., a company that provides advanced radio coverage and capacity enhancements for cellular networks. His previous positions were vice president at MARS Antennas and vice president at Geotek.
During the past fifteen years his main activities have been on analysis and design of enhancements for cellular radio networks, linearization technologies and radio distribution systems.
Dr. Miller received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. degree in Information Sciences and Systems (EE Dept.) from Princeton University.
Dr. Miller is a coauthor of over 20 patents and patent-filing and co-author of “CDMA Radio with Repeaters,” book, Springer NY 2007.

 Arie Reichman Ph.D.

Dr. Reichman is an expert in Wireless and Satellite Communication, and an experienced lecturer. He served as Adjunct Professor at the Tel-Aviv and Bar-Ilan universities and is currently serving as a Senior Lecturer at the Rupin Academic Center.
Dr. Reichman was the manager of the TAU Advance Communication Center, and Co-founder of Shiron Satellite Communication Ltd, and served as the CTO of the company. He also served as Chief Scientist, headed the R&D Dept at the Tadiran Communications Group and held senior positions in various CSO Israeli consortiums: Digital Communications, Software Radio and REMON, 4G Wireless Communications.
Arie was granted the Israel Defense Prize and is a senior member of the IEEE.
Dr. Reichman earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and B.Sc. (summa cum laude) and M.Sc. from the Technion – The Israel Institute of Technology.

Zeev Iluz Ph.D.

From 2002 to 2006, Zeev Iluz worked at ELTA  (IAI Company) as an antenna engineer developing phased array antennas for radar and communication.
From 2006 to 2009, he was with ALVARION developing antennas for MIMO communication, both base station and indoor antennas.
In 2013 he joined CST AG in Darmstadt, Germany, as an application engineer.
Zeev Iluz received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical and computer engineering in 2000 and 2002, from Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
Currently he is finalizing the Ph.D. studies at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Tel-Aviv University.
His thesis focuses on the design and characterization of nano-antennas for the infrared and optical ranges with applications in novel sensors and energy harvesting

Shalom-Shlomi Zigdon

Mr. Shalom-Shlomi Zigdon is the Co-Fouder and CEO of the iTech iCollege and Chairman of the international “EMC, Signal and Power Integrity-IEEE Symposium and Conference” in Israel.
In his previous positions he served as an R&D Engineer at the IAI, Director of Engineering and Development at Koor Electronics and Director or Engineering and PCB design at Elbit Systems.
Mr. Zigdon is Consultant at various Defense Organizations (such as: Rafael, Elbit, BVR and more) and Hitech companies (such as Nice, Optibase,  Astronautics and more) and was Lecturer at various training organizations (such as HiTech/Matrix, John Bryce, MediaTech and Sela)
Mr. Zigdon is a member of the following standardization bodied:
IPC-2251 Design Guide for the Packaging of Electronic Circuits that utilize High-Speed Techniques
IPC-2221 Generic Standard on PCB DESIGN
IPC-2226 HDIS – Hi Density Interconnecting
Mr. Zigdon holds a B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

Learning Management System (LMS)

Delivery of e-Learning content (including mobile), Assignments, Quizzes and Grades.
Administration, Documentation, Progress and Performance tracking, Assessment and extensive Reporting

Explore CommTech’s LMS wide range of features and available resources

 

Desktop, mobile, and tablet access

Simulation Software

The Course includes a whole chapter about Signal Integrity Simulation

For that purpose we use The  CST STUDIO SUITE a 3D EM simulation software-with temporary license. This session is conducted in a fully equipped computer class and includes practical hands on practicing

Presentations

The course covers a large list of topics. The syllabus is comprehensive and quite intensive.
The entire course is based on a set of professional presentations containing overall more than 1000 slides
The slides are graphically informative and clear
The presentations are frequently refreshed and updated
The course participants have free access during and after the course to the Course materials through the LMS
You can get a notion by watching the following typical example
Printed Materials

Printed Learning Materials

he material of all lectures is provided prior to each lecture and is saved in a professional binder. Overall the course binder includes roughly 1000 slides, with extra space provided for adding written comments during the lectures.

Certificate

Document Your Expertise

Our Certification confirms your enhanced technical skills. This broad comprehension of diverse RF and Microwave topics will enrich your proficiency on diverse categories, including: design, system engineering, testing, SW and HW integration and validation.

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What course participants say

RF and Microwave Engineering-New Course Cycle. Opening Date:

October 25, 2017

Comprehensive and intensive syllabus, advanced learning materials and experienced lecturers means

More Knowledge, in Less Time, at Lower Cost

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Worldwide Course Delivery

Benefit from the Course Regardless of Your Location

Same experienced  lecturers and same Syllabus or tailored Syllabus to your exact needs and budget
The Course can be delivered “On-Site” or via the Web in Virtual Classroom in English to other locations worldwide
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