EM Tricks and Tips for Designers - Parts I and II (2 Days)
El Segundo, California
AWR Corporate Headquarters
1960 East Grand Avenue
El Segundo, California
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - Part I
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - Part II
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The popular EM Tips and Tricks course is now two days long. Attendees are invited to attend one or both days, depending on their interests and experience in electromagnetic (EM) simulation. AXIEM® , AWR's flagship planar simulator is used for both days of the workshop, although most of the concepts are applicable other planar simulators.
Part I focuses on EM ports and how to use them correctly. Particular attention is paid to the concepts of port grounding, and deembedding. Incorrect port settings can lead to numerical inaccuracies and incorrect interpretation of the results. Many user problems can be traced back to problems with port settings.
Part II picks up where Part I left off, giving the user advice on topics ranging from meshing issues, to examples illustrating common EM simulation principles. In part II, the attendee will see more advanced deembedding issues, including: coplanar and stripline geometries, issues with packaged parts, and manual deembedding for custom geometries. The discussion then turns to various meshing issues, including controlling the mesh, mesh simplification, and ground planes. The course concludes with examples of interest to circuit designers: power amplifier layout issues, side walls and cavities, and vias.
Please contact training[at]awrcorp.com if you would like advice on whether this course is appropriate for your background and needs.
Detailed Course Agenda:
- Deembedding: Stripline and Coplanar Lines, Manual Deembedding, Differential and Common Modes.
- Meshing: Shape Pre-processing, Controlling the Mesh, Ground Planes, Thick Metal Issues.
- Examples: Spiral Inductors, Power Amplifier Layout, Patch Antennas.
Bringing your own laptop is preferred. If necessary, a laptop will be provided.
Software, licenses, and required training materials will be provided.
To register, please contact Aileen Romero at (310) 524-4370 or aromero[at]awrcorp.com. Remember to inform the right course name and date that you would like to attend. Also, please ask Aileen on how to reserve your hotel room if you're coming from out of town.
Space is very limited, so it is important to register as early as possible.
We look forward to seeing you at the training!