Technology Training





RF Test Solutions can deliver technology training directly or in conjunction with our suppliers.  DreamCatcher specialise in technology training and offer over 150 technology courses delivered within Asia on predefined schedules, or delivered on your site.  The following list details the key courses available:

Analog circuit

  • Analog IC Design
  • Analog Layout Design Techniques
  • Control System Design for Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Design for Testability (DfT) Strategies for Mixed Signal Systems
  • Essentials of Analog Circuit Design
  • Fundamental of Analog IC Design
  • IC Design - Analog-to-Digital Converter
  • Integrated Digital Class-D Audio Amplifiers
  • Integration of Low Power, High-Frequency Digitally Controlled SMPS-Power Management for Portable Applications
  • Low Power CMOS Op-Amp Design
  • Power Devices Selection, Magnetic Design and Thermal Consideration for Power Supply
  • Power Electronics and Drives Technology
  • Switch Mode Power Supply Design


Data storage

  • Engineering Vibrations - Fundamentals and Applications in Hard Disk Drives
  • Recording Head Technology
  • Servo Control - Analysis and Design
  • Signal Processing for Hard Disk Drive


Digital & signal integrity

  • ASICs - Concept to Product
  • Applied DSP - DFT & FFT Algorithms and Realizations
  • DRAM Technologies and Operations
  • DSL Technologies: Fundamentals, Modeling and Simulation Techniques
  • Design for Manufacturability and Reliability
  • Designs and Challenges of Modern Multi-Core Systems
  • Digital Design for Communications System On Chip (SoC)
  • Essentials of DSP - Concept to Implementation
  • Essentials of DfT (Design for Testability) for Digital Systems
  • Essentials of Digital IC Test
  • Grounding & Shielding: The Essence of EMC Design
  • High-Speed PCB Design
  • NAND Memory and SSD Overview
  • PC Platform Overview
  • PCI and PCI Express Technologies
  • Power Integrity in Low-Power High-Speed Designs
  • Practical Approach to EMI/EMC Troubleshooting
  • Practical PCB Layout Design Techniques
  • SATA and SAS Technologies
  • Signal Integrity (SI) Measurement Techniques for High-Speed Digital Circuits
  • Static Timing Analysis: Concepts and Verification
  • USB and Ethernet Interfacing for Embedded Systems


Info & comms technologies

  • Cellular Technologies with Emphasis on 3G and 3.5G
  • Essentials of WiMAX with Emphasis on Mobile Standard
  • LTE - Overview, Operations and Testing Requirements
  • Practical Fiber Optic Fundamental & Testing
  • Practical SIP Signaling for VoIP
  • RF Communications with Emphasis on Digital Modulation
  • SS7 (Signaling Switching No 7) Fundamentals
  • UMTS Mobile Network Overview
  • WLAN Technology Fundamentals
  • Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) Technology and Standards - Bluetooth, ZigBee, UWB
  • Wireless Technologies Overview


Mechanical designs and systems

  • Advanced Engineering Vibrations for Electrical, Electronic and Mechatronic Designs
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics - Fundamentals and Practical Applications
  • Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)
  • Electro Acoustic, Loudspeaker Design and Electro Acoustical Measurement Techniques
  • Essentials of EMC for Mechanical Engineers
  • Essentials of Plastic Injection Moulding Technology
  • Fundamentals of Acoustics and Human Sound Perception
  • Fundamentals of Carton Box Packaging
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Mechanical Design
  • Mechanical Vibration and Acoustic Noise - Analyses, Diagnostics and Attenuation
  • Plastic Injection Moulding Process Optimization and Defects Troubleshooting
  • Practical Heat Transfer - Fundamentals and Applications
  • Practical Stress Analysis and Finite Element Analysis
  • Thin Film Analysis Techniques
  • Thin Film Technology
  • Tolerance Analysis for Product Development



  • Essential Photonic Technology Concepts
  • Essentials of Phosphor Technology
  • Essentials of Photometry and Colorimetry
  • LED Device Technology and Packaging
  • LEDs - Physics, Technologies and Tests
  • Optics and Optical Material for LED Applications
  • Photonic Devices and Optical Transceiver Measurements
  • Solid State Lighting Technology and Applications


Programmable logic

  • ASIC prototyping using FPGA
  • Altera Quartus II Software Design Series: Foundation, Timing Analysis, Verification, and Optimization
  • Benefit/Cost of Porting Your Legacy ASIC Designs onto FPGA
  • Embedded System Design Using Altera Nios II Processor
  • FPGA-Based Digital System Design with VHDL
  • FPGA-based Digital System Design with HDL


Programming, modeling and computing

  • Building Windows Applications with C# and .NET Framework
  • C++ Programming for Engineers
  • Demystifying Kalman Filters
  • Design Patterns in C++
  • Developing Embedded Systems with FreeRTOS
  • Developing Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Applications Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Developing Reliable Embedded Systems with C
  • Embedded Programming for ARM Processors
  • Essentials of BIOS Design and Operation
  • Essentials of Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
  • Essentials of Perl Programming
  • Essentials of Tcl/Tk Programming
  • Introduction to Python
  • Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Octave for Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation
  • Open Source Embedded System Development with Linux
  • Physical Programming: PowerPC
  • Practical C Programming for Engineers
  • Programming and Interfacing PIC Microcontrollers
  • Programming for Hardware Interfacing with VB
  • RTOS Concepts and Applications
  • Speech Coding with MATLAB
  • UML Design Expert - A Thorough Introduction for Analysis and Design
  • for Network Monitoring
  • iPhone Application Development


Regulatory & quality

  • A Quality Management System in compliant to ISO 13485:2003
  • EMC Measurements & Regulations
  • ESD Controls In Manufacturing
  • Essential of RoHS Compliance in the Workplace
  • Essentials of Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA) for Semiconductor Industry
  • ISO 17025 Essentials - Part I: ISO 17025:2005 Interpretation, Explanations & Metrology Requirements
  • ISO 17025 Essentials - Part II: Performing Measurement Uncertainty using GUM Method & ISO 17025 Technical Assessment
  • ISO 17025:2005 Requirements Interpretation, Implementation & Assessment
  • Practical Reliability Engineering - From Planning to Test Data Analysis and Extrapolation


RF microwave

  • Advanced Design System (ADS) Fundamentals
  • Antenna for Portable Devices - Practical Implementation and Applications
  • Essential RF Microwave Concepts - A Practical Approach
  • PLL and Frequency Synthesizer - Concept and Characterization
  • Practical Antenna Design
  • Practical RF/Microwave for Wireless Communication
  • Quick Start to ADS
  • RF Circuit Design - Active Circuits
  • RF Circuit Design - Passive Circuits
  • RF Circuit Validation & Testing



  • Advanced Semiconductor Process Technologies for ULSI Applications
  • Cleanroom Technology and Practice
  • Design and Analysis of Burn-in for Semiconductor Devices
  • Diagnostic Technology For Semiconductors
  • ESD Design, Characterization, Failure Mechanism and Testing of RF Technologies
  • ESD: Physics, Devices and Circuits
  • Failure Modes and Mechanisms Due to Wafer Properties and Processes
  • LDMOS for RF Power Amplifier
  • Latch-Up - Physic, Circuit, Test and Characterization
  • Semiconductor Crystal Growth and Substrate Preparation
  • Semiconductor Devices and Material
  • Wafer Test and Yield Analysis


Tech made simple

  • Introduction to Chemical Analysis and Life Sciences
  • Introduction to WiMAX for Non-Technical Professionals
  • RFID Technologies Overview
  • Reliability for Managers
  • Wireless Technologies for Non-Technical Personnel


Technology management

  • Creative Problem Solving for Technical People : Using TRIZ Techniques
  • Effective Technical Writing
  • Essentials of Technical Marketing
  • Introduction to Product Life Cycle
  • Inventing, Innovating and Patenting
  • Managing New Product Development (NPD)
  • Patents and Intellectual Property for Inventors
  • Project Management 101 for New Project Leaders & Members
  • R&D Project Management
  • Risk Management for NPD and R&D Commercialization
  • Strategic Portfolio Management
  • Technical Article Writing Workshop
  • Technical Marketing Essentials – for semiconductor professionals
  • Technical Presentation Workshop


Test & measurement


  • Advanced VEE Programming
  • Agilent 89600 Series Vector Signal Analyzer Basics
  • Bluetooth Concepts, Verification and Measurements
  • Electronic Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Introduction to Agilent VEE
  • Measurement Systems Analysis and Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility
  • Measurement Uncertainty Analysis Using GUM Method
  • Optical Metrology and Testing
  • WiMAX Technologies - Concepts, Verification and Measurements
  • Wireless LAN - Concepts, Verification and Measurements

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