Rohde & Schwarz's Technology Tour Steers into DESIGN West, Offers Unique Learning Experience for Engineers in State-of-the-Art Training Center

Apr 11, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech which serves design engineers and the electronics industry with essential business and technical information, today announced Rohde & Schwarz's Technology Tour will make a stop at DESIGN West, the annual technical conference and expo for electronics design engineers, entrepreneurs, and technology professionals who create products with electronic content, April 22-25, 2013 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA.  The Technology Tour will be located in the Expo in booth #1837.


Targeted to embedded systems hardware engineers, design and test engineers, engineering managers as well as R&D engineers, the customized 1,000 square foot mobile classroom will host a series of free, 45-minute technical seminars on the topics of understanding emerging technology, EMC troubleshooting & common EMC problems, multiple domain debugging or troubleshooting switched mode power supplies. 

The Rohde & Schwarz seminar topics and dates include:

  • "Understanding Emerging Technology" will be presented by Ransom Stephens, Ph.D., on Tuesday, April 23
 at 12:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.; and 4:30 p.m.
  • "EMC troubleshooting, measurements & common problems" will be presented by Ken Wyatt, Senior EMC Engineer, Wyatt Technical Services, on Wednesday, April 24 at
11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • "Multiple Domain Debug" will be presented by Dave Rishavy, Product Manager Oscilloscopes, Rohde & Schwarz, on Tuesday, April 23 at 1:30p.m.; Wednesday, April 24 at 3:45 p.m.; and Thursday, April 25 at 12:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • "Troubleshooting switched mode power supplies" will be presented by Mike Schnecker, Business Development Manager, Rohde & Schwarz, on Tuesday, April 23 at 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, April 24 at 1:45 p.m.; and Thursday, April 25 at 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • "Debugging EMI Problems Using a Real Time Oscilloscope and Near-Field Probes" will be presented by Mike Schnecker, Business Development Manager, Rohde & Schwarz, on Tuesday, April 23 
at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 24 at 12:45 p.m.

Will Wise, Senior Vice President Sales, UBM Tech said, "We are delighted that gold sponsor Rohde & Schwarz is making DESIGN West a stop on its mobile classroom road tour.  With education through industry thought leaders DESIGN West attendees will gain a unique learning experience."

"As the global technical conference and expo for electronics design engineers, entrepreneurs and technology professionals, DESIGN West is the ideal location for our training sessions.  Our mobile classroom setting allows engineers to learn about the latest test and measurement solutions, troubleshooting and debugging techniques to meet project requirements, directly from industry experts," said Tomas Berghall, Market Segment Manager, Rohde & Schwarz.

Registration is encouraged for these seminars, as space is limited.  For more information on the seminars and to register, visit:

In addition to taking part in this unique learning experience, attendees will be able to interact with Rohde & Schwarz products at their booth #816. 

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DESIGN West sponsors to date include Platinum Sponsors Microchip and Intel, Gold Sponsors AMD and Rohde & Schwarz, Silver Sponsors IBM, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Newark element 14, Mouser Electronics, and Texas Instruments.

Media can register online for DESIGN West online until April 18 here.

For more information on DESIGN West sponsorships, contact Will Wise at or 415.947.6252.

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About DESIGN (

Held in key strategic technology development locations worldwide, UBM Tech's DESIGN events are the global electronics industry's leading gatherings.  With cutting edge product demonstrations, visionary speeches and hundreds of essential technical training classes and accreditation opportunities, DESIGN is the ideal venue for the electronics engineering community to learn, collaborate and recognize excellence. UBM Tech's DESIGN events cater to the extremely technical, higher-learning needs of the world's top engineers while providing an unprecedented forum for the examination of the industry's pressing business challenges.  In addition, DESIGN West celebrates decades of unique local electronics industry culture, innovation and Silicon Valley's significant contributions to the global technology industry.

About UBM Tech

UBM Tech is a global community-driven media business that provides information, events, training, and marketing solutions for the technology industry.  Its communities inform, educate and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market—serving engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals.  UBM Tech's industry-leading brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, Byte, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education and training that accelerate decision making for technology buyers.  UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and lead nurturing programs designed to help its clients identify and participate in technology buying decisions. UBM Tech is a part of UBM plc.

For more information on UBM Tech's DESIGN West 2013 please contact:
Linda Uslaner, Marketing Director
T: 516.562.5843, E: