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RF Theory and Design Training

RF Theory and Design Training  by TONEX

RF Theory and Design Training  leads to understanding of RF theory and design fundamentals. RF Theory and Design Training course presents the fundamentals of RF theory, rf engineering and design for new and seasoned engineers who need to fill in any gaps they may have in their RF engineering and design principles.

Learn about:

  • Highlights the importance of many  aspects of RF theory, engineering and design
  • RF propagation mechanisms
  • RF link budget
  • RF transmitter and receiver design
  • High Efficiency Power Amplifier Design
  • Principle of coverage using the link budget
  • Examples for Microwave systems, SATCOM, VAST, 2G, 3G and 4G systems
  • RF applied to capacity engineering
  • RF applied to  network planning, design, deployment, and optimization
  • RF software and hardware for design, test and measurement

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain fundamental of RF theory and design
  • Understand the terms used in wireless including unit of measurement
  • Discuss RF  components design
  • Look at cellular RF transmission including technologies from 2G to 5G, WiFi, Bluetooth, 802.15.4 and ZigBee
  • Investigate RF design alternatives, Antenna theory and design
  • Discuss transmission methods, modulation schemes, coding, data rates and spectrum
  • Explore Link Budget, Path Loss, Signal to Noise Ratio, Cell Foot Print and coverage
  • Consider RF Site Design and components such as transmitters, receivers, antennas, jumpers, feeders, filters, combiners and amplifier
  • Enhance your RF measurements skills including line sweeping and VSW

RF Theory and Design Training course is intended for new or experienced RF engineers who need familiarity with the fundamentals of RF engineering.

Course Outline

RF Fundamentals & Principles

  • RF theory and design principles
  • Amplitude, frequency, phase, decibels, gain, EIRP, spectrum, symbol rate, bandwidth, noise, power, RSSI, C/N, Eb/No, G/T
  • RF propagation and modeling
  • BPSK, QPSK, and 8PSK
  • Noise and Interference
  • Jamming
  • Interference analysis
  • Link Design
  • Modulation and coding
  • Antenna theory
  • RF systems
  • RF site surveys and planning
  • Planning of RF systems
  • RF components

RF and Microwave Analysis, Design and Measurements

  • Advanced Topics in RF Planning and Architecture
  • RF system blocks and their functions
    Antennas and transmission lines
  • Active and passive components
  • Low noise and high power amplifiers
  • Oscillators
  • Techniques, circuits and components for modulation and demodulation
  • Calculation of critical RF system characteristics
  • RF sensitivity requirements
  • Different RF design models
  • Examples of receiver/transmitter characteristics
  • RF/Microwave Antennas Analysis, Design and Measurements
  • The Smith Chart
  • Matching
  • Scattering Parameters
  • RF Amplifier Design
  • Mixers
  • Phase Noise theory

Introduction to RF circuits

  • RF circuit parameters
  • Building blocks in RF system and basic performances
  • Device characteristics in RF application
  • Active circuit fundamentals
  • Linear circuit definition
  • Linear circuit analysis in RF systems
  • RF device stability
  • Active/passive DC bias circuits
  • RF noise sources
  • RF Amplifier
  • Gain
  • Noise
  • Linearity
  • Nonlinearities in RF Amplifiers
  • Smaller non-linearity
  • LNA, Mixer, and Oscillator
  • Low noise amplifier design
  • Low noise amplifier example
  • Dynamic range
  • Mixer design
  • Oscillator design Passive Circuit Fundamentals
  • Amplifier Performance Limitations Power amplification
  • Amplifier performance limitations
  • Spurs/Spurious
  • PA class A,B, C etc.
  • Balanced Circuits/Mixed Mode
  • Linearization
  • Predistortion
  • Unilateral amplifier design and figure of merit
  • Broadband Amplifiers
  • Filter design

RF Transmitters and Receivers

  • Transceivers
  • 3G operating bands
  • LTE operating bands
  • Multi-band LTE
  • Receiver nonlinearities
  • Baseband Receiver
  • Receiver Performance Under Impaired Conditions
  • Closed Loop Receiver Design and Measurement Challenges
  • Modulation Techniques
  • Frequency synthesis
  • PLL design
  • Transmitter Performance
  • Spectrum Measurements
  • Vector (Frequency and Time) Measurements
  • Analysis of Signals After Digital Demodulation
  • Transceiver Integration

High Efficiency Power Amplifier Design 

  • Transmitter elements and modulation
  • PA transistors
  • Class A, B, C, D, E, F, harmonic termination consideration
  • Power Amplifier Distortion Reduction Techniques
  • Receivers and Transmitters Architecture
  • RF receiver types, performance characteristics, comparison
  • A/D considerations

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