This course focuses on network, spectrum, and time domain analyses. Traditionally, theories and concepts of these analyses in microwave engineering are presented and explained in other similar courses with the aid of simulators and/or hands-on measurements. In addition to illustrating system response and signal of a given circuit, simulations and measurements show the change in response and signal if parameter/value of the given circuit changes. This, however, does very little for understanding the theories and concepts since simulations and measurements do not explain how the change comes about. Hence, Network, Spectrum, and Time Domain Analyses with Excel has been designed to approach these analyses with fundamental theories and mathematical techniques that would allow a profound understanding of RF and microwave. Mathematical techniques are illustrated with Microsoft Excel, a simple and easy to use tool that is available in any PCs. Ultimately, Microsoft Excel is used as an instrument to learn that would relieve engineers’ dependency on simulators, bench measurement, and also Microsoft Excel itself. This empowers engineers to make fast decision towards accurate and precise solutions to complex challenges. With this deep understanding of fundamentals, it will allow engineers to undertake complex challenges in RF and microwave engineering with ease.

Upon completion of this course, all participants should be able to use fundamental theories such as network transfer function and Fourier series/transform in:

  • Performing network analysis with Microsoft Excel if needed
  • Performing Fourier analysis with Microsoft Excel
  • Analyzing networks without simulators and bench measurements
  • Gaining a profound understanding in RF and microwave
  • Gaining a strong understanding in system and signal analyses

Target Audience

RF and Microwave Engineers, High Speed Digital Design Engineers, and Signal Integrity Engineers with zero to ten years of experience.