Modeling and Simulation of RF Circuits

Course Description

RF Circuits come in a wide variety of architectures, performing a myriad of functions, over a very wide possible range of frequencies. No single modeling and simulation technique serves all of the needs of all of the possible circuits. This class presents the spectrum of RF circuit modeling and simulation options from the perspectives of both theory and practical commercially-available tools. Each student will have a computer and software and will spend significant hands-on time with several different modeling software packages.

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15480 Apr 28, 2015 Apr 30, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795
16087 May 3, 2016 May 5, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795
17070 May 2, 2017 May 4, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795
18239 May 1, 2018 May 3, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,895

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

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Who Should Attend

Engineers, technicians, and project managers who have a need to perform modeling and simulation of RF circuits but do not know the advantages and disadvantages of the different techniques and different commercially available software packages

How You Will Benefit

The students will receive three days of practical instruction approximately equally split between lectures on the theory and background behind the different modeling techniques and on use of practical simulation tools. The students will be provided with a computer and software in the class and given guidance on their use. The overall purpose is to present the advantages and disadvantages of the different modeling and simulation approaches, providing the students with an understanding of which techniques are most appropriate for their immediate circuit modeling and simulation needs.


  • The range of modeling approaches for RF Circuits
  • S-parameter component models
  • Transmission Line Method
  • Active circuit modeling approaches to address noise, compression, and harmonics
  • Harmonic Balance Method
  • SPICE nodal analysis
  • Spreadsheet analyses for circuits
  • Full wave modeling approaches
  • Method of Moments
  • Finite Element Method
  • Finite Integration Method

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Glenn Hopkins