Price: $3,999.00
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5G and mmWave Antenna Engineering Training

5G and mmWave Antenna Engineering Training covers the theory and practice of antenna engineering, communications, radar, commercial and military applications. Learn how to system engineer, design and build 5G and mmWave antennas. Antenna applications and properties including EM, spectrum of frequencies covering microwave antennas from about 5 GHz to 60 GHz.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing the 5G and mmWave Antenna Engineering Training course, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain key 5G and mmwave technology features and advantages
  • Describe major mmwave antenna applications using mmwave enabling technologies
  • Relate mmwave and 5G radio architecture and system implementation and antenna deployments
  • Learn the key antenna systems engineering concepts relate to design, performance, operation and optimization
  • Describe mm-Wave antenna technology types
  • Design antenna arrays using basic mmwave principles
  • Simulate and model antenna performance with considerations of mm-Wave propagation
  • Predict 5G communication system performance using mmwave antenna
  • Measure and test mm-Wave antenna performance

Who Should Attend

5G and mmWave Antenna Engineering Training is an ideal course for RF engineers, scientists, software engineers, testing engineers, analysts, engineering managers, antenna technicians, field measurement technicians, and project planners.

Course Content

History and Introduction

  • Antenna design in cellular phones: 1G-4G antenna evolution: monopole/ PCB-monopole / planar inverted F antenna / planar monopole / coupling element based antenna
  • Typical types of antennas in a cellphone: primary cellular, diversity cellular, GPS antenna / WiFi antenna / NFC antennas
  • Matching Networks / L-Network
  • Commercial deployment in example products: mobile phones / laptops / tablets / projectors / routers

Basic Antenna Concepts

  • Blackbody radiation / Maxwell equations
  • Frequency bands
  • Antenna Reciprocity
  • Radiation pattern / Far Field, Near Field and Fresnel Regions / Beamwidths and Sidelobes
  • Friis Transmission Equation / Link budget
  • Antenna Gain / Efficiency / Bandwidth / Antenna temperature
  • Maximum power-transfer theorem / Smith chart review / impedance matching / Standing wave ratio

5G Antenna Challenges and Theory

  • Shannon-Hartley Theorem (Capacity)
  • Channel capacity / channel state information (CSI)
  • mmWave compatible substrates / Low-Loss Transmission Lines / Device-to-Package Interconnections
  • Small antenna apertures
  • Loss mechanisms /Free-space propagation vs. Multi-path propagation / Fading / Oxygen absorption
  • Antenna design tradeoffs: Bandwidth tradeoff vs. spectrum / tradeoff between complexity and performance / diversity-multiplexing tradeoff for arrays

5G Antenna Types and Components

  • Substrate integrated waveguides (SIWs), multilayer and multipitch antennas
  • Grid Antennas / Patch (with embedded cavity) / L-probe patch / Cavity / loop-loaded dipole / slot / cavity-backed wide slot / aperture antenna
  • Typical antennas for 60 GHz operation: Reflector, lens and horn antennas
  • Microstrip antennas / Yagi–Uda antenna
  • Antenna parameters for mmWaves / Gain / Directionality / antenna effective area / efficiency / return loss
  • antennas on chip (AoC) and antenna in package (AiP)
  • Antenna on chip / Antenna on package
  • High resistivity (HR) silicon-on-insulator (SOI) CMOS
  • 5G Antenna Materials: RT Duroid /
  • Liquid Crystal Polymer / Taconic TLY / PET / RO4350B / FR4
  • 5G antenna Fabrication
  • PCB process
  • Low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC)
  • Die-sink electrical discharge machining (EDM)

Multiple Antenna Systems for mmWave 5G networks

  • Antenna arrays
  • Single-input single output (SISO)
  • Multiple input single output (MISO)
  • Multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO)
  • Single User MIMO
  • Multi User MIMO
  • Pre-coding / Analog pre-coding / Digital pre-coding / Hybrid pre-coding
  • Massive MIMO
  • Beamforming / analog beamforming / digital beamforming / hybrid beamforming
  • Linear array antenna theory
  • Linear array measurements
  • Design considerations for mmWave antennas
  • Polarization characteristics

Antenna Array Design Considerations

  • Friis transmission formula breakdown
  • Cross-coupling in the near-field
  • Array gain / power gain
  • Pre-coding / spatial multiplexing / diversity coding (e.g., space-time coding)
  • Metrics / peak-to-average ratio (PAR)
  • Testing: vector signal generator (VSG) / channel emulator / vector signal analyzer (VSA)
  • Distortion: group velocity dispersion (GVD)
  • Linearity: IP3, P1dB

5G RF front-end Devices and Concepts

  • System design context
  • Quantization error / data converters
  • Multi-band filters / surface acoustic wave (SAW), bulk acoustic wave (BAW) and film bulk acoustic wave (FBAR) filter banks and integrated modules
  • Machine learning for beam training, adaptive reconfiguration / Out-of-band information exploitation / IMU sensor readings
  • Phased array: Phase shift module / active electronically scanned array (AESA), passive electronically scanned array (PESA)

Antenna Testing (Verification and Validation)

  • Design Verification
  • EMC/EMI
  • Anechoic Chambers / Grounding
  • Radiation Pattern and Gain Measurements
  • Near-Field Antenna Measurements
  • Phase Measurements
  • Polarization Measurements
  • Impedance Measurements
  • SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) Measurements
  • Antenna Operational Validation Methods

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