The rapid digitalisation of services enabled by the proliferation of electronic devices with high-speed signals and radio transmission is fueled primarily by advanced test and measurement systems. Emerging technologies like 5G, THz applications and mmWave Radars pose new testing requirements and instrumentation.

Decoding Signals are all about high-frequency measurements and test instrumentation systems. This intermediate level 2-day course offered jointly by SIT and Rohde & Schwarz has a mix of both foundational topics and application-specific topics with hands-on learning and demonstration activities. Underlying concepts behind the measurement of high-frequency signals, time and frequency domain instrumentation setups, transmission line effects, network analysis, and linear and non-linear measurements will be covered. Measurements contextualised to application areas such as testing of wireless transceivers, high-speed digital signals, OTA Chamber measurements and EMI/EMC applications will be covered.

The key takeaway from this course is the understanding of the key principles behind the measurement of wireless and RF signals and related instrumentation. The course covers problem-solving strategies through experiential learning of different measurement techniques used in the design, development and testing of different high-frequency systems.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

1. Time domain measurements

  • Signal representation
  • Transmission lines and cables
  • Time domain measurements: Oscilloscopes, probes and probing techniques, vector signal generator and time-domain reflectometry, eye-diagram

2. Frequency domain Measurements

  • Spectrum analysis: principles and measurement, FFT receiver, real-time spectral monitoring, interference analysis
  • S-parameters, Smith-chart
  • Measurements with VNA: Calibration, windowing and time-domain gating

3. Hands-on session

  • Spectrum analyser measurements of walkie talkie signal with audio demodulation
  • VNA measurements of amplifier, filter and antennas
  • Real-time analyser of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals

4. Applications – Part 1

  • Material property measurements
  • OTA antenna measurements
  • EMI/EMC measurements
  • Demonstration 1 – Conducted EMI testing
  • Demonstration 2 – Conducted EMS testing

5. Applications – Part 2

  • Non-linear devices
  • Digital modulation and wireless communications related measurements, IQ Signals and EVM measurements
  • Demonstrations: 5G radio communication tester, call set-up & measurements with 5G phone

Who Should Attend

  • Technicians, engineers, technical staff and product managers who are involved in electronics system design and integration.

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course.
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment at the end of the course


Day 1 – 1 Nov 2022

Time Activity/Mode of Training
9:00 am – 10:30 am Classroom Training
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Practical Lesson (Lab)
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Classroom Training
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Practical Lesson (Lab)

Day 2 – 2 Nov 2022

Time Activity/Mode of Training
9:00 am – 12:30 pm Classroom Training
1:30 pm – 6:00 pm Practical Lesson (Lab)


Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder $2,140.00 $642.00
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $2,140.00 $242.00
Non-Singaporeans $2,140.00 Not Eligible

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident or LTVP+ Holder
  2.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2.  Be at least 40 years old
  3.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue Rohde & Schwarz, 9 Changi Business Park Vista S(486041)
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 01 Nov 2022 (Tue) to
02 Nov 2022 (Wed)
Registration is Closed.

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