At SIRIM Measurements Technology, we understand that knowledge is the key to success. We believe in every organisation, only with highly trained employees who are passionate about their daily tasks will lead to an increase in productivity and development. We strive to provide the knowledge through education and training to your organisation. Our technical team is highly competent and has vast experience in test instruments as well as related technologies. We also provide both theory and practical training that could be tailored to your requirements and needs.
Traditional C language is taught as a development tool for computer applications. However, in an embedded system design, a microcontroller is used where system developers must always be aware the resources limitation, speed requirement, and hardware thinking paradigm. This subject will show it is actually easy and fun to develop an embedded system design using a C language compiler and a microcontroller. This subject can be tailored for many well known microcontroller such as Microchip PIC, Atmel AVR or even ARM.
Wherever speed and computation intensity are the main concerns, a digital controller can be designed by using IC design technique. However, traditional IC design development cycle where the front end is followed by backend design which is using VLSI technique is expensive and takes too much time. In the world where development cycle is getting shorter, Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is used. To speed up learning curve, schematic design entry will be used. Several design tricks will be given where schematic design entry can still triumph more advance design entries. Besides learning friendly development tools, participants will also learn to use actual FPGA hardware so that the implementation can be verified on hardware.
As digital designs getting larger and more complex, schematic design entry is no longer sufficient to handle the job. Instead, hardware descriptive language (HDL) such as Verilog language will be used. Using Register Transfer Logic (RTL) and Design Flow Graph (DFG) techniques, any digital design can be analyzed and developed systematically. Hence, it is easier to meet system requirement while limiting the resources and development cost. Participants will also learn to use actual FPGA hardware so that the implementation can be verified on hardware.
Building a system by using donut board soldering is not really stable or robust. In environment where there are many vibrations or movement, the hardware can be easily damaged. The best method to ensure system stability is to design a custom Printed Circuit Board (PCB). A good PCB design is not only fulfill system requirement, but the PCB must also fulfill PCB manufacturer’s requirement. In addition, system handling, branding and installation must be included.
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design getting finer and harder due to increasing requirement to cramp as much components in an area as small as possible. It is important a good design practice will be followed with good manufacturing preparation. Surface mount technology (SMT) and multi-layers PCB are becoming more difficult to design, fabricate, assemble and test. This course is going to learn the proper tools to design, assemble, troubleshoot and verify the hardware soldering especially when Surface Mounted Devices (SMD) are used.
Practical Modular design of Dual band K-band Transceiver
Frequency Operation = 24.5 to 26.5 GHz
Comparison with different types of transmitter and receiver architecture
Power Requirement, Gain and Losses in Link Budget
Filter Requirement in dual-band K-band Transceiver
Modular design technique for Dual band K-band Transceiver
K-band Filter design techniques and simulation using appropriate tools (LabVIEW or ADS or GENESYS)
K-band Filter design techniques comparison and study
Planar/Cavity K-band Filter design technique using project requirement
Simulation of Planar/Cavity K-band Filter design technique
Theory and Simulation of transceiver design using appropriate tool to address harmonics, spurious, inter-modulation and other RF issues.
Theory on unwanted signals in transceiver design
Mitigation Technique on addressing unwanted signals in transceiver
How to use tools to predict unwanted signals (spurious etc)
Simulation of K-band Transceiver using appropriate tools (LabVIEW or ADS or GENESYS)
Receiver System Simulation including LNA and Mixer Simulation
Transmitter System Simulation including PA and Mixer Simulation
Testing and Hands-on of RF Transceiver integration in the Lab.
Characterization & Appreciation of modules: LNA, PA, Mixer, Filter, Local Oscillator, Antenna
Module Integration: Physical Connections and Shielding issues
System Integration and Testing
- RF Propagation
- HF Communications
- Communication Technology
- Cellular Radio Communications
- Satellite Communication
- Digital Communications
- Microwave Technology
- Optical Communications
- Fundamentals of Radar System
- Applications of Radar Systems
Electronic Warfare – Support, Attack and Protection
- Data and Computer Communication 1
- Data and Computer Communication 2
- Network Security
TQM, QCC, FMEA, HR