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The growing complexity of telecommunications and constant technology innovation are pushing the limits of the network infrastructures. In addition, the increased usage and features of wireless devices containing RF/Microwave components require highly reliable components to meet the end-to-end performance. As a result, engineers need test equipment that can measure a variety of signals with great accuracy in order to provide a dependable end-user experience.

This course provides students with fundamental knowledge of Impedance measurements, S-Parameters and the Smith chart. Study of various parameters and specifications involved in the design and implementation of RF/Microwave systems, and the test and measurement equipment utilized in the classification of those parameters. Students will also learn Spectrum and Network Analysis techniques and possibly some test simulation techniques.

Course Highlights:

  • Impedance measurement
  • S-Parameters and  the Smith Chart
  • Power Measurement
  • Noise Figure  and Phase Noise measurement
  • Frequency measurements (Spectrum Analysis)
  • Gain Compression and Intermodulation
  • Network Analysis


Course Benefits:

  • Understanding of RF and Microwave power measurement and testing concepts.
  • Knowledge in testing techniques.
  • Gain familiarity with equipment used for testing RF/Microwave systems.
 

Hardware: Hardware will be provided by the instructor for class demos

Course Typically Offered: In-class, Winter or Summer quarter 

Prerequisites: Have taken previously RF Principles and Applications (EE-40137) or similar knowledge.

Next steps: Upon completion of this class, consider enrolling in other courses in the RF Engineering Certificate.

More information: Contact infotech@ucsd.edu to learn more about RF Engineering and course offerings.

Course Number: EE-40149
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: RF Engineering