Besser: mm-Wave RFIC and MMIC Design Techniques

Mar 8, 2017 to Mar 10, 2017
Event location: 
Tempe, AZ

The successful design of millimeter-wave (mm-Wave) MMICs and RFICs is the result of a disciplined design approach. This three-day course covers, in detail, the theory and practical strategies required to achieve first-pass design success. Specifically, the course covers the implementation of mm-Wave circuits on SiGe, gGaAs, InP, and GaN substrates, including instruction on processing, masks, simulation, layout, design rule checking, packaging, and testing. Numerous design examples are provided with emphasis on increasing yield and reliability.

Upon completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the advantages and limitations of MMIC designs
  • Take advantage of the inherent benefits of MMICs over hybrid circuits
  • Account for the parasitics of the active device
  • Design biasing networks for active circuits
  • Design a broadband amplifier
  • Design a MMIC power amplifier at mm-Wave
  • Test and detect odd- and even-mode instabilities
  • Improve the yield of MMIC chips
  • Calculate the lifetime of MMIC chips in packaged and unpackaged assemblies


3-day course
Mar 8 -10, 2017

University of Phoenix
1625 W Fountainhead Pkwy
Tempe, AZ, 85282


Course Fee:
Prior to Feb 12 - $1595
After Feb 12 - $1795

Course Equipment/Hardware:

  • Bringing your own laptop is preferred. If necessary, a laptop can be provided. 
  • Special note: 64-bit PCs are required to run the software.
  • Software, licenses, and required training materials will be provided.