Understanding Transmission Lines, Screening and Cabling
Transmission line theory is essential not only in RF and microwave communications but also in the design of fast digital circuits and the understanding of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) problems. It provides a link between circuit analysis and electromagnetics.
Cross-talk is generally the unwanted propagation of noise or interference between transmission lines, but the same effect can be utilised in the design of RF components such as directional couplers.
This one day course covers both the fundamental theory of transmission lines and its practical applications to propagation, impedance matching, coupling and cross-talk especially in the fields of EMC and RF Communications.
Bookings for this course can be made up to 7 days prior to the course start date. For bookings made closer to the start date, please call us for availability.
CPD hours | Six
Course Leader | Rob Armstrong
What is it about?
Key subjects covered include
- Transmission line theory; distributed (per-unit-length) parameters, velocity and characteristic impedance
- Reflections and impedance matching
- The Smith Chart
- S-parameters and network analysers
- Cross-talk coupling mechanisms
- Cross-talk in the frequency domain and time domain
- Cable screening and grounding
- Enclosure design
Who should attend?
- Engineers working in fields such as EMC, digital circuit design and RF and microwave communications
- Engineers who require an understanding of transmission line theory and its applications to cross-talk, cable screening and related areas
What will I achieve?
This one day course covers both the fundamental theory of transmission lines and its practical applications to propagation, impedance matching, coupling and cross-talk; especially in the fields of EMC and RF Communications.
- An understanding of transmission Lines
- Full discussion of properties and effects
- Coupling mechanisms
- Mitigation methods
- Six continuing professional development (CPD) hours* for chartered engineers or those working towards their chartered status
*Please note that the IET requirement is now 30 hours per year and can be monitored.