Introduction to RF engineering course

By: Gaddon Consultants  12/02/2009
Keywords: electronics, technical training, RF training

 Introduction to RF engineering course 2 day course.
Applicable systems:
RF Identification (RFID), Communications systems, Wireless systems including wireless sensors, RF measurements, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Electromagnetic / Radio Interference (EMI / RFI)
Please note this list is not exhaustive.
 The course is designed to give an understanding that is applicable to any RF project from very Low frequency to high microwave.  
Applicable personnel.
This 2 day introduction course is suitable for the following and  staff where there is likely to be an RF aspect to their role including:  
Sales staff, Sales engineers, Field engineers, Application engineers, Engineering management, Project management.
 
Summary   The 2 day introduction course is designed with the minimum of mathematics and aimed at Managers and Sales staff as a complete course or, like for RF engineers, this is also a gateway course to more in depth one and two day courses covering specific RF engineering aspects.   The Introduction to RF course gives a general understanding of RF engineering, an appreciation of the techniques used and the basic Transmitter and Receiver block diagram on which all RF systems are based.   All attendees are expected to have a general understanding of basic electronic theory and general components.   The course is modular in design so can be adjusted to suit customer requirements, e.g. greater depth for frequency bands, modulation techniques etc.   All attendees receive an attendance certificate plus a copy of the ‘Practical RF handbook 4th edition’      
Syllabus
 RF Safety,  Course safety,  General RF Safety concerns.
 Frequency spectrum   Applications <1MHz Applications 1MHz-2GHz Applications 2GHz-20GHz Microwave 20GHz+ Light.
 dB   defining dB, using dB.  
Basic Transmitter block diagram.
RF Oscillators,   Frequency, Signal power, Phase noise, Jitter, Harmonics.
Modulation   AM, FM, Phase, FSK, PSK, 
Mixers   Up converting, Down converting, Frequency mixing,
Filters   Information, Low pass, High Pass, Band Pass,
Amplifiers, power, Noise, Internal, External, SNR, SINAD  
Aerials (Tx) and transmission lines   How aerials work, antenna gain, How transmission lines work, VSWR Matching.  
Free space loss  
Rx block diagram  
Aerials (Rx) Simple dipole, Arrays  
Amplifiers High gain  
Mixing,  IF frequencies   
Demodulators   AM, FM, Phase.
 Summary

Keywords: electronics, RF training, technical training

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