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.
- 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
- 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 email@example.com to learn more about RF Engineering and course offerings.
Course Number: EE-40149
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: RF Engineering