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Discover the trade-offs in designing wireless systems and the seamless transition between both the circuit and system level in radio transceivers and other RF systems. Explore the compromises inherent in the design of a radio transceiver and examine digitally coded signals in RF and IF components.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Radio Systems and Digital Communications
  • Characterisation and Measurement of Receivers
  • Characterisation and Measurement of Transmitters
  • Simulation of a Dual-band Superhet Radio Receiver
  • System considerations for Amplifiers, Mixers, and Oscillators
  • Phase Noise in Oscillators


Course Details

Duration: 3 days

Price: $2,200 (ex GST)

Who should attend: Designed for researchers, scientists and engineers

Prerequisite: Prior to attending, obtain a free trial license of the Visual Systems Simulator (VSS) from Applied Wave Research at Own laptop computer and scientific calculator is required

Accreditation: National accreditation is currently not available for this course

Trainer: Dr Rowan Gilmore, MD/CEO of EM Solutions in Brisbane, chartered engineer, senior member of IEEE and fellow of the Academy of Technological Scientists and Engineers

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How to register for this course

Simply fill out one of the below Course Registration Forms and return via email to

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Babcock Training Academy

Level 9
70 Franklin Street
Adelaide  SA  5000

tel: +61 8 8440 1498