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It’s pretty clear that technology innovation will increase at an even faster rate in the future, especially in the area of radio frequency (RF) technology.

Radio Frequency technology is critical to many aspects of modern electronics. This is because RF engineering is incorporated into almost everything that transmits or receives a radio wave across the whole of the RF spectrum (3 KHz to 300 GHz), including mobile phones, radios, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

With the Internet of Things (IoT) and even greater wireless connectivity, there will be increased demand for RF specialists and RF engineering jobs.

RF technology is a specialized field that falls into several areas such as:

  • Providing or controlling coverage with antenna/transmission system
  • Generating or receiving signals to or from that transmission system to other communications electronics or controls
  • Verification and measurement of performance of radio frequency devices and systems

RF designers and engineers work with devices such as phase and amplitude detectors, modulators, filters, switches, directional couplers, oscillators, amplifiers, attenuators and others.

Essentially, RF technology is everywhere. RF technology is used in many applications we use in our everyday lives, including access control systems, wireless home security systems, digital audio/video transmission, biological signal acquisition systems, wireless charging and much more.

And more is on the way. Technology companies that design and manufacturer RF components or antennas will play a critical part in adopting the new 5G standards and ensuring these devices fit in with new networks. New 5G modelling software will allow companies to test designs and simulations to reduce costs further.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the commission is the United States’ primary authority for communications law, regulation and technological innovation. 

Want to learn more? Radio Frequency Training in all its applications is a specialty of Tonex, which offers over two dozen Basic and Advanced RF Training Courses. Some of the courses available include:

RF Safety Training (2 days)

The Fundamental Physics of Electromagnetic Waves (2 days)

Modeling and Simulation RF Systems Training (3 days)

DAS Training (3 days)

RF Optimization Training (2 days)

For more information, questions, comments, contact us.

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