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RF Training Education

RF Training Education: Wireless transmissions are made up of radio frequency signals (RF signals) which travel using a variety of movement behaviors (also called propagation behaviors).

An RF signal or wave radiates away from an antenna (often in a wireless access point) in a continuous pattern that is governed by properties such as wavelength, frequency, amplitude, and phase. However, the signal’s movement and behavior are also affected by other components such as absorption, reflection, scattering, refraction, diffraction, free space path loss, attenuation, and gain.

The combination of these behaviors determines where and how the signal travels through a specific environment. The radio frequency signals have to deal with obstacles and sources of interference before reaching you and your device.

Basic explanations of RF signal behaviors:

  • Absorption: Most materials will absorb some amount of RF signal as it is traveling between the antenna and the user device. Drywall absorbs a relatively small amount of signal while brick or concrete will absorb a significant amount of signal.
  • Reflection, scattering, refraction, & diffraction: These are all RF propagation behaviors that cause an RF signal to travel in a different direction than it was originally intended.
  • Free space path loss: RF signals spread out naturally as they move away from an antenna, and as a result the strength of the signal attenuates (decreases).
  • Gain: The amplification of an RF signal.

How RF signals have historically been used is a reflection on the current state of technology. Clearly, the future of RF points to 5G technology.

In ten years, it’s a pretty good bet that the RF industry will be focused on 5G networks, which will have been up and running for some time. With the entire globe embracing smartphones, there’s little doubt that 5G will offer lightning fast coverage at frequencies which were previously used only for military and satellite applications.

5G networks will play an integral part in speeding up wireless communications, perfecting virtual reality, and connecting millions of devices we use today as the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to mushroom.

RF Training Education

Tonex offers RF Training | Radio Frequency Training Fundamentals, a 2-day course that covers the basics of RF theory such as propagation modeling, link budget, modulation, channel coding, antennas, capacity planning, propagation, frequency planning and optimization.

Who Should Attend

RF Training is designed for anyone needing a solid foundation for understanding the principles of RF Engineering such as engineers, technicians and managers who are new to RF and require applicable skills in RF design, planning and engineering.

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Tonex offers more than a dozen training courses in the RF area, including:

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RF Training – Advanced (2 days)

RF Theory Technical Training (2 days)

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RF Engineering Training (4 days)

LTE RF Planning Training – LTE RF Planning, Design, Optimization Training (3 days)

MIPI Training – Mobile Industry Processor Interface Training (2 days)

RF Optimization Training (2 days)

Cellular Networks Performance Workshop Training (3 days)

Why Choose Tonex?

  • So far we have helped over 20,000 developers in over 50 countries stay up to date with cutting edge information from our training categories.
  • Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.
  • Since 1993 Tonex has made available reasonably priced classes taught by the best trainers.
  • Presenting highly customized learning solutions is what we do. For over 30 years Tonex has worked with organizations in improving their understanding and capabilities in topics often with new development, design, optimization, regulations and compliances that, frankly, can be difficult to comprehend.
  • All kinds of organizations from Fortune 500 companies to government’s most important agencies return for updates in courses and hands-on workshops.
  • Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.

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