RF Energy training sessions

In close cooperation with Techwatch, IMPI offers a beginner and advanced pre-conference training course on Wednesday 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 section of IMPI and take place at the Novio Tech Campus Nijmegen.

Price (excl. VAT)

€ 275 – for beginner or advanced course
€ 400 – for beginner or advanced course in combination with entrance to the Benelux RF Conference on 28 November

Half-day Beginner RF Energy workshop

  • RF basics
    – Safety
    – Markets
  • 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

Half-day Advanced RF Energy workshop 

The workshop should be problem-driven, which are put forward prior to the course by the later participants. Other than that, we will discuss:

  • Solid state RF Energy Systems
    – Amplifiers
        ○ # of stages, gain, efficiency, power, bandwidth
        ○ technologies (LDMOS, GaN, Vdmos, laminates)
        ○ thermals + management
        ○ weak spots / safe operating area
  • Architecture
    – single vs. multi-channel feed
    – coherent vs. incoherent excitation
    – power combining
  • Design flow: product / process / applicator / RF frequency choice / EM simulations
    – dielectric heating vs frequency; load dependence (shape, weight, permittivity, position, …)
    – applicator; modes, types, homogeneity, electromagnetic energy distribution, number of sources, …

Organizer

  • IMPI

When?

Wednesday 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