Syllabus & Schedule

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Live Meeting Schedule:
Fri, Oct 23rd - Fri, Nov 6th
9:30a-12:30p (Pacific)
12:30p-3:30 (Eastern)

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Students are expected to begin the first two sections ("Preparation" and "Cassini Introduction") on or before Wednesday, Oct 21st, before the first Live Meeting on Friday, Oct 23rd.



Requirements

Instructions for getting the following desktop software applications covered in the "Preparation" section.

  • Zoom Client for Meetings

  • Oracle VirtualBox (v6+) & Cassini Virtual Workstation (.ova)

  • Cassini Reference Guide (RI Support Tablet, MacOS, or PDF)

Curriculum

  • 2

    Cassini Introduction

  • 3

    Device (DUT) Interface

    • LIVE Interfacing a Device to Cassini (#2)

    • Handout - Device Connection Editor

    • Interfacing a Device to Cassini (3.1)

    • LAB Interfacing Device to Cassini

  • 4

    DC Test Plan Design & Viewing Results

    • Test Plan Editor Intro (4.1)

    • Test Plan Editor Handout

    • Test Plan Editor Introduction

    • LAB Test Plan Basics

    • LIVE Test Plan Basics (#3)

    • Test Plan Editor Execution Flow (4.3)

    • Test Plan Editor Flow and Debug (4.4)

    • Editor System and DC Buttons (4.5)

    • Test Plan Design - DC Instruments (4.6)

    • LAB Creating a Test Plan (6)

    • Lab Viewing Results (7)

  • 5

    RF Measurement Theory

    • LIVE RF Measurement Theory (#4)

    • System Fundamentals (5.1)

    • Vector Measurments (5.2)

    • Noise Figure and Multi-Signal (5.2)

    • LAB RF Signals (8)

  • 6

    RF Test Plan Design

    • LIVE Test Plan Design - SyRF Core (#5)

    • RF Test Plan Design - Testset Setup (6.1)

    • RF Test Plan Design - Src12 Setup (6.2)

    • RF Test Plan Design - Receiver (6.3)

    • LIVE Test Plan Design VNA <40 GHz & NF (#6)

    • RF Test Plan Design - VNA (6.4)

    • RF Test Plan Design - 40 GHz (6.5)

    • RF Test Plan Design - 40 GHz Calibration (6.6)

    • RF Test Plan Design - Dual 40 GHz TIMs for S-Param (6.7)

    • 4-40 GHz TestSet Functions

    • RF Test Plan Design - Noise Figure (6.8)

    • LAB Expanded Test Plan Controls (9)

    • LAB Noise Figure Testing (10)

  • 7

    Test Plan Sweeps & Loops

    • LIVE Test Plan Sweeps & Loops (#8)

    • Test Plan Looping (7.1)

    • Test Plan Sweep, Set and Measure (7.2)

    • Test Plan Multiple Sweeps (7.3)

    • LAB Sweep and Curve Fit (11)

    • LIVE Sweep with Exit (#9)

    • Test Plan Conditional Sweeping (7.4)

    • Test Plan Sweep Compression (7.5)

    • Test Plan Advanced Looping (7.6)

    • LAB Sweep with Limit Check and Exit (12)

  • 8

    Device Control

    • LIVE Device Control (SPI, Digital) (#10)

    • LAB Digital Communication (15)

    • LAB Protocol Aware DUT Control (16)

    • Device Control Editor Handout

  • 9

    Development Workflow

    • Development Planning (8.1)

    • Device Interfacing (8.2)

    • Debug and Deploy Cycle (8.3)

    • LAB Development Workflow (13)

    • Test Execs Intro

  • 10

    Basic Administration & Management

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