Modern Wireless System Design: From Circuit to Web-based Apps. – Fall 2017

Fall Course 2017

This course has been cancelled!

Dates: Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27

Time: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Decision date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Early Registration Date deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017

Before Early Registration Date
IEEE Members: $405
Non-members: $435

After Early Registration Date
IEEE Members: $435
Non-members: $455

WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 15 Middlesex Canal Park Drive, Woburn, MA

Phone 781-245-5405
Fax 781-245-5406

If paying by check, the check must be received before the appropriate dates for Early Registration and Decision Dates.

Make Checks payable and send to:
IEEE Boston Section
One Centre Street, Suite 203
Wakefield, MA 01880

Overview: Nowadays, as the features of wireless communication products and systems are getting more in number and sophisticated to stay competitive, the products have to contain both hardware and software. It is thus beneficial for an engineer or manager to acquire a broad understanding on how a modern wireless communication product or system works with both hardware and software components. This course is aimed to provide an opportunity for participants to acquire technical insights on the vital aspects of Modern Wireless System Design from an industry and practical perspective. It is an introductory level for circuit, software, system engineers and mangers who would like to acquire an overview on the vital aspect and design considerations on complete wireless system design. Various functional blocks of wireless systems and products will be discussed and analyzed with practical examples on commercial products. The software development will also be addressed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the development of complete wireless systems. The course will be conducted by a wireless design expert with rich industrial experience. Interactive and open discussions between speaker and participants are encouraged and facilitated to make the whole course more interesting and thought stimulating.

Audience: System engineers, wireless product designers, software engineers, RF and microwave circuit design engineers, field application engineers, business development engineers and managers involved in wireless products and systems.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
1.understand the key functional blocks of Modern Wireless Products/Systems and their characteristics and specifications
2.understand how the key component blocks interact and the implications on overall system performance and evaluate different types of receiver and transmitter architectures
4.comprehensive understanding on the embedded software development as well as
web-based andapp-based software
5.acquire practical design techniques from case
studies on commercial wireless products

Course Content:
System Characteristics
Signal and Noise
Noise temperature, noise bandwidth, noise
figure, sensitivity
Dynamic Range, one dB compression point, intermodulation
Critical Circuit blocks
LNA, local oscillator, mixer, IF amplifier, demodulator, baseband amplifier
System Architectures and design considerations
Heterodyne, Direct Conversion, Image-reject and Low-IF Receiver
Sample Receiver Designs

Circuit blocks: oscillator, modulator, buffer amplifier, frequency multiplier, power amplifier, output filter
Major issues: power gain, power efficiency, harmonic prevention and suppression

Wireless Modules
Types: GPS, Bluetooth, GSM/GPRS, Wifi
Electrical parameters

Miniature Antennas for Portable electronics
Antenna Fundamentals
Radiation mechanism
Source of radiation
Characteristic of radiation
Parameters and specifications
Radiation pattern, antenna eficiency, aperture concept, directiviy and gain
Types of antenna and performance
miniature antennas – patch, inverted-L,inverted-F, meandered line
Practical design considerations and techniques for
portable electronics

Software Development
Embedded device
Type of MCU
Characteristics, functions and features
Design considerations
Web database development
Website development
Software – HTML, Javascript and PHP
Web server
Smartpone Apps Development
Android development tool

Expertise: Henry Lau received his M.Sc. and MBA degrees from UK and USA respectively. He has more than 25 years of experience in designing wireless systems, products and RFICs in both Hong Kong and US. He worked for Motorola and Conexant in US as Principal Engineer on developing RFICs for cellular phone and silicon tuner applications. Mr Lau holds five patents and has one patent pending, all in RF designs. He is currently running Lexiwave Technology, a wireless company in Hong Kong and US designing and selling RFICs, RF modules and wireless solutions. He has also been teaching numerous RF-related courses internationally.

Note: lunch and coffee breaks included with registration.