RF Energy Alliance training sessions

In close cooperation with Techwatch, the RF Energy Alliance offers a beginner and advanced pre-conference training course on Tuesday 27 November. This training is open to both Benelux RF Conference attendees and non-attendees interested in gaining additional hands-on knowledge about high power, RF energy systems and components. Topics will cover RF basics and safety up to instrumentation relevant semiconductor technologies, a deep dive into amplifiers and system aspects. See below for more details. These courses will be presented by the RF Energy Alliance and take place at the Novio Tech Campus Nijmegen.

When?

Tuesday 27 November 13:00 – 17:00 hours (beginner and advanced course take place in parallel).
Attendees can also join dinner at the end of the day.

Who?

> Engineers
> Technical managers
> Product developers

Price (excl. VAT)

€ 225 – for beginner or advanced course
€ 375 – for beginner or advanced course in combination with entrance to the Benelux RF Conference on 28 November

Beginner course

> RF basics

> Safety

> RF energy systems basics

  • signal source, amplifier, technologies, architectures
  • key parameters

> RF interaction with matter

  • absorption, reflection, diffraction, …

> Dielectric heating

> Applicator basics; homogeneity, electromagnetic energy distribution, number of sources, …

> Design flow: product / process / applicator / RF frequency choice

> Introduction EM simulations – when and how with what limitations

> Q&A

Advanced course

> Solid state RF Energy Systems

  • amplifiers
    • # of stages, gain, efficiency, power, bandwidth
    • topologies/classes
    • transistor, circulator, matching + matching networks, couplers
    • signal sources (oscillator, synthesizer, modulator, VGA, …)
    • technologies (LDMOS, GaN, VDMOS)
  • signal sources (oscillator, synthesizer, modulator, VGA, …)
  • architecture
    • single vs. multi-channel feed
    • coherent vs. incoherent excitation
    • power combining

> Dielectric heating vs frequency; load dependence (shape, weight, permittivity, position, …)

> Applicator; modes, types, homogeneity, electromagnetic energy distribution, number of sources, …

> Design flow: product / process / applicator / RF frequency choice / EM simulations

Organizer

  • RF Energy Alliance