BesserCore RF Measurements

This topic explains essential RF measurements that must be made on modern wireless communications equipment. The newest models of the necessary RF test equipment are explained and demonstrated, including vector network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, digitally modulated signal generators and vector signal analyzers.

RF Measurements:Principles & Demonstration (135)

This 5-day lecture-based course explains essential RF measurements that must be made on modern wireless communications equipment - mobile/smart phones, wireless LANs, GPS navigation systems, and others. Current models of the essential test instruments will be explained and demonstrated, including vector network analyzers, power meters, spectrum analyzers, digitally modulated signal generators and vector signal analyzers.

All of the measurements will be demonstrated on actual RF wireless components including power amps, LNAs, mixers, upconverters, and filters. These measurements will include traditional tests of power, gain, group delay, S parameters, AM to PM, intermodulation products, harmonics and noise figure. The unique measurements of wireless communications will then be made with PSK and FSK digitally modulated signals including spectral regrowth, constellation diagram distortion, error vector magnitude (EVM), and bit error rate. The demonstrations are performed by volunteers from the class (selected systematically as the course progresses - participation is entirely optional) under the direction of the instructors.


 Aug 20-Aug 24, 2018:  San Jose, CA: Presented by: Rex Frobenius and Bob Froelich

RF Productivity: Test Equipment (256)

This is part three of the online RF Technology certification program as a separate course for those who are only interested in these topics.
 :  On Demand, RF Mentor e-Learning: Presented by: Rex Frobenius

RF Productivity: Wireless/Radio System Components (257)

This is part four of the online RF Technology certification program as a separate course for those who are only interested in these topics. This part discusses system components, their impairments and the related measurements needed to assess their performance.
 :  On Demand, RF Mentor e-Learning: Presented by: Rex Frobenius