RF Training Advanced

RF Training Advanced

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Course Overview:

RF Training Advanced – Hands-on

RF Training Advanced course provides a multidimensional overview for professionals involved in the specification, procurement, design, testing, operations and optimization of next-generation wireless and communications systems.

This RF Training Advanced course, is an interactive hands-on program intended for anyone working in the area of radio frequency communications who requires a technical level of advanced RF principals applied to various communication technologies such as Microwave, SATCOM, VSAT, GSM, GPRS/EDGE, CDMA, UMTS, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-Advanced, WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, RFID, NFC.

Learn about Advanced RF Topics such as:

• RF Planning
• RF Propagation Models
• Transmission Lines
• Link Budget
• Transmission Line
• Antenna Theory
• RF Measurements
• Transmission Measurements
• Noise
• RF System design and ENgineering Principles
• RF Systems Simulation and Behavioral Modeling
• Practical RF System Design Guidelines
• RF transmitters/receivers
• Evaluate system specifications
• EM Shielding
• EMC Engineering

Customize It:

• If you are familiar with some aspects of this RF Training Advanced course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the RF Training Advanced course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

RF Training Advanced – Related Courses:

RF Training Fundamentals | Radio Frequency Training
RF Optimization Training

RF Training Advanced – Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this RF Training Advanced course:

• Technical personnel involved with RF system design/operations, Engineers and managers engaged or expect to be engaged in the specification, procurement, design and development, testing, and operation of current and future RF systems.

RF Training Advanced – What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this RF Training Advanced course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Learn critical details of major RF systems analysis and design advances
• Learn the structure of RF systems and associated issues
• Learn about critical RF design and engineering procedures and principals
• Learn how to work with specifications, procurement, design and development, testing, and operation of current and future RF systems
• Assess RF system design/operations
• Assess effects of RF system advances on communications technique effectiveness
• Examine and evaluate RF systems performance and optimization processes
• Analyze RF system components
• Step through a practical process for analyzing, optimizing and managing advanced RF networks

RF Training Advanced – Course Syllabus:

RF System design and Engineering Principles

Overview of RF Systems
HF, VHF, and UHF Radio Systems, including Analog, Digital, and Trunk
RF System Design & Integration
Capturing RF System Requirements
RF System Requirements Analysis and Design
Transceiver and Receiver Architecture
High-Speed PC Board Layout and Design
Software Defined Radio and Next Generation Hardware
Modulation Techniques
DSP Digital Signal Processing
RF Testing and Measurement

RF Systems Simulation and Behavioral Modeling

RF Modeling
EM Shielding/EMC Engineering
Shannon and Nyquist Theorems
Modulation, Demodulation and Multiple Access Techniques
Spectral efficiency vs. Power Efficiency
Antenna Types
RF system Performance based on C/N and Eb/No
Link Budget Calculations
Power Settings for a Balanced Path
Modeling RF Path Loss
Noise Figure
Eb/No vs. SNR
Receiver Sensitivity
Dynamic Range
Intermodulation Distortion
Power Output
Spectral Efficiency and System Limitations
RF Performance Engineering
Traffic Engineering applied to RF Systems
System Noise Management
Scattering Parameter Analysis
RF Regulatory and Safety Considerations

Practical RF System Design Guidelines

Basic Building Blocks in Radio and Microwave Design
Tradeoffs in designing wireless systems
Design Trade-off between Modulation Scheme, Data Rate, RF Bandwidth, Channel Filter, Power, Noise, Phase Noise, and Bit-Error Rate
RF Impairments
Noise and Distortion
Transistor Oscillators and Frequency Synthesizers
Receiver Design
Eb/No vs. SNR, BER vs. noise, Bandwidth Limitations
Low Noise Amplifiers and Mixers Design
Oscillator, Frequency Synthesizers and Filter Design
Oscillators/Phase Noise
Basic Concepts of Oscillator Design
Phase Noise in Oscillators
Calculating the Allowable Phase Noise from the System Specifications
Power Amplifier Design
Design Tradeoffs between Linearity, Power, and Efficiency
Phase-Locked Oscillators
Power Amplifiers
Low Noise Receivers
Overall Receiver Performance
System Design
System Operating Margin (SOM)
Block diagram
Baseband signaling
Forward error correction

RF Transmitters/receivers

Circuit and system level Design
Circuit and system level in radio transceivers and other RF systems
Typical Radio Architectures
Exploring the Design Tradeoffs
RF Systems Engineering, Integration, and Installation
RF System Design Principals
Evaluation, Design and Implementation Management of Reliable, cost-effective RF Systems
Fundamentals of Digital RF Communication
Circuit Level RF Design
RF System Components
RF Circuit Design
System Level RF Design Considerations
RF Surveys
Measure Signal level, Walking or Driving
Coverage Analysis
Examine Terrain-based Coverage, including urban, suburban, rural, tunnels, bridges, campus, and in-building
Antenna Design Considerations
Electromagnetic Modeling and Simulation
Define Antenna Types and Locations to fit Application
Interference Analysis and Resolution
Perform intermodulation and Collocation Analysis, Filter Definition

Evaluate system specifications and performance

RF Optimization Principles
RF coverage and service performance measurements
Propagation in Urban Environments, from Simple to Extremely Dense
Propagation Inside Buildings
Design, analysis and optimization of wireless networks
Site Acquisition
Verification of network deployments for wireless networks
Network planning resources
Link budgets, scheduling and resource allocation
Preparation and Report generation
Real-time coverage maps
True-up RF modeling software
System Setting Parameters
Initial optimization testing of installed networks
Antenna and Transmission Line Considerations
System field-testing and parameter optimization
Functional testing and optimization for implemented sites
Test plan development
System drive test and data analysis
System parameter settings and interference control
Key RF Performance Indicators
FER, Mobile Receive Power, Ec/Io, Mobile Transmit Power
System accessibility analysis
Available radio resources and network trunking issues
System parameter optimization
Regression analysis to measure benefits
Self-generated system interference
Cell site integration
Construction coordination
Equipment installation/antenna system verification
Radio testing
Initial drive testing
Performance monitoring
Site migration planning and testing
ERP changes
Orientation changes

EM Shielding/EMC Engineering

Understand Shielding Mechanisms and Problems
EMC/Shielding/Grounding Techniques for Chip & PCB Layout
EMC Design, Bench Top Measurements and Troubleshooting Techniques
Successful Shielding Strategies
EMC and Signal Integrity Design Strategies
Signal Integrity from the Ground Up
Shielding Enclosures and Cables for Wired and Wireless Products and Systems
Cost Effective and Optimal Shielding System Engineering and Integration
Shielding Evaluation

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