Customer Training

A variety of training courses and options offered to improve customer proficiency
Training Courses

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Customer training in a classroom setting is a highly-effective form of learning. While it requires an investment of time and effort, the rewards are significant—the classroom environment removes the distractions of everyday work, enabling attendees to focus on improving knowledge and skills.

Course Overview

Course Offering Host Description
Microwave Office for Designers AWR A two-day course that overviews Microwave Office circuit design software in three major parts: user interface/circuit simulation, layout, and electromagnetic (EM) simulation.
Advanced Users of Microwave Office AWR A two-day course focusing on concepts and features in Microwave Office software.
AXIEM Hands-On
AWR A one-day course on using AXIEM 3D planer EM simulator effectively to design and EM analyze baluns.
Advanced EM Concepts for 3D Simulation AWR A one-day class that highlights new features in latest release of Microwave Office software and showcasing the advanced concepts in Analyst™ 3D finite-element method (FEM) EM simulation within Microwave Office software.
PA Design Hands-On 
AWR A one-day course focused on designing a power amplifier (PA) effectively using the AWR Design Environment platform, mainly Microwave Office circuit design software and AXIEM EM simulator.
Scripting and Customization AWR  A two-day course that presents equations and scripting in Microwave Office software.
3D EM Simulation in Microwave Office Using the Analyst Simulator
A one-day course that teaches attendees to successfully use Analyst 3D EM simulator in AWR software.
EM Solvers - Under the Hood of Ports, Boundaries, and Meshing
A one-day class examining some of the underlying issues in proper implementation of ports, boundaries, and meshing for AXIEM Analyst EM simulators within the AWR Design Environment platform.
Wireless Communications/Radar Systems Design
A one-day course introducing attendees to Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) software for the creation and simulation of complex wireless communication and radar systems. 
mmWave RFIC and MMIC Design Techniques
Besser Associates A three-day course covering the implementation of millimeter-wave (mmWave) circuits on silicon germanium (SiGe), gallium arsenide (GaAs), indium phosphide (InP), and gallium nitride (GaN) substrates, including instruction on processing, masks, simulation, layout, design rule checking (DRC), packaging, and testing.
Radio System RF Transceiver Design From Antenna to Bits and Back
Besser Associates A three-day course highlighting various exercises using AWR software to analyze transmitter and receiver end-to-end system metrics such as bit-error rate (BER), error-vector magnitude (EVM), phase noise, and spectrum emission.
Foundry Training Course Wolfspeed, A Cree Company A one-day course that teaches participants how to design in the Wolfspeed foundry using AWR software process design kits (PDKs).
Advanced RF Power Amplifiers, Cavity Filters, and More CEI Numerous RF/microwave design courses offered primarily in Europe through the Continuing Education Institute (CEI).


  • Advanced registration required
  • The majority of the classes are designed to provide hands-on experience for all attendees
  • Software and licenses are provided for use on attendee's laptop
  • Loaner laptops may be provided upon request
  • Lunch and coffee breaks included

Meet The Trainer
Dr. John Dunn is a senior engineer/EM technologist and spearheads all training programs. Prior to entering the RF/microwave industry, Dr. Dunn was a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from Harvard University and a B.A. in physics from Carleton College.