Practical RF PCB Design – Fall 2015

December 17, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm America/New York Timezone
Crowne Plaza Hotel
15 Middlesex Canal Park Drive
Woburn, MA 01801
Practical RF PCB Design - Fall 2015 @ Crowne Plaza Hotel | Woburn | Massachusetts | United States

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Speaker: Henry Lau, Lexiwave Technology

Thursday, December 17th and Friday, December 18th

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 15 Middlesex Canal Park Road, Woburn, MA

Decision (Run/Cancel) Date for this Courses is 4 December 2015

Payment received by 1 Dec

IEEE Members $405
Non-members $435

Payment received after 1 Dec

IEEE Members $435
Non-members $455

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

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

Course Overview:

One of the most demanding consumer products in the market is the wireless telecommunication product. A well-designed Radio Frequency Printed Circuit Board (RF PCB) contributes significantly to the success of any wireless product as the layout of the PCB greatly affects the performance, stability and reliability of the product. In today’s highly competitive wireless products market with increasingly compressed development time-frame, there is a strong demand for RF professionals who possess the knowledge and experience to design top-performing RF PCBs in less number of iterations. What matters is whether your level of competence is up to the required standard to meet such demand.


RF Designers, Wireless Product Designers, Field Application Engineers, Design Managers and related professionals.


This course aims to provide participants with an insightful training on RF PCB design from a practical, industrial perspective. Participants will be led through a systematic, theoretical presentation with case studies on commercial products in the training. The course will be conducted by an RF expert with rich industrial experience. It is suitable for RF professionals who want to keep up-to-date their skills and knowledge in RF PCB design and stay competitive.


1. Printed circuit board design for RF circuits
From product design, circuit design to PCB design
Layer stack-up assignment
Grounding methods and techniques
Interconnects and I/O
Bypassing and decoupling
Partitioning methods
2. Printed circuits board design for other circuits
Clock circuits
Base-band circuits
Audio circuits
Power supplies
Impedance-controlled circuits
3. PCB design for EMC/EMI compliance
EMC/EMI compliance
Grounding methods
Decoupling methods
Shielding methods
4. Additional Design Techniques
Production concerns
Systematic product design approach
RF Modules
Evaluation boards
Other RF concerns
Casing design
5. Case studies


Henry Lau received his M.Sc. and MBA degrees from UK and USA respectively. He has more than 25 years of experience in designing RF 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 all in RF designs. He is currently running Lexiwave Technology, a fables semiconductor company in Hong Kong and US designing and selling RFICs, RF modules and RF solutions. He has also been teaching numerous RF-related courses internationally.