RF Design Fundamentals & Wireless System Techniques - Online
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This course provides circuit and system designers with the essential concepts needed to work effectively with high frequency electronics. Participants gain analytical, graphical, and computer-aided techniques to analyze and optimize RF circuits in practical situations. Essential analytical tools such as S-parameters and the Smith Chart are covered.
At the system level, this course combines theory with real-life examples to provide participants with a complete foundation in understanding overall system performance metrics such as sensitivity and bit error rate. Coverage of digital communication techniques and their effects on RF circuit parameters closes the gap between traditional RF engineering design and the needs of modern communication systems.
This course is composed of over 12 hours of recorded video presentation material available on-demand over a 2 month period. During each 2 month class session, students are able to ask the instructor questions through the RF Mentor learning management system.
This course is intended for registered individual students only. Please contact us for group rates at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-949-3300. Recording, copying, or re-transmission of classroom material is prohibited.
Upon completing the course you will be able to:
- Describe RF circuit parameters and terminology.
- State the effects of parasitics on circuit performance at RF.
- Use graphical design techniques and the Smith Chart.
- Match impedances and perform transformations.
- Use performance metrics such as SNR and BER to understand system performance limitations.
- Analyze system degradation due to RF components.
- Develop wireless communication system budget profiles.
- Calculate propagation lossess and link budgets.
- Assess cost vs. performance issues.
- Evaluate the performance of differing RF wireless system architectures.
Professionals required to work in high frequency domains for the first time, as well as seasoned veterans, will benefit from this comprehensive overview of practical design techniques. An electrical engineering background (BSEE or equivalent practical experience) is recommended, as well as a familiarity with