Course Overview This 3-day intermediate-level course provides a solid grounding in fundamental RF and microwave measurements by combining a series of lectures with practical hands-on sessions on a range of test equipment. The course covers key measurements used to characterise RF and microwave components found in a wide range of wireless communications systems, including 3G handsets, cellular basestations, femtocells, WiMAX and wireless LAN systems, GPS systems, communications satellites and DBS receivers.
Who will benefit? The course is aimed a technicians and engineers working in research and development, manufacturing test and production environments involved in making RF and microwave measurements. The course is also suitable for recent graduates or experienced engineers moving into the RF and microwave field, who must quickly get up-to-speed with measurement techniques. The course will also be of interest to managers working in a test environment, who wish to improve their understanding of RF and microwave measurements in order to better manage the test process.
Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Understand the important principles of RF and microwave measurements
Describe the key RF and microwave measurement parameters
Understand the operation of RF and microwave measurement instruments
Appreciate the significance of measurement uncertainty on measurements
Know how to correctly care for cables, connectors and calibration standards
Understand how to correctly perform a range of RF and microwave measurements
Business Benefits The course will deliver the following business benefits:
Improved test and measurement efficiency
Reduced test and measurement times and costs
Reduced risk of expensive test equipment damage, downtime and repair costs
Better utilisation of test equipment features and functionality
Course Programme The course content covers:
Connectors and cable care
Signal generators and sources
Vector network analysis and calibration
Noise figure measurements
Vector signal analysis
Practical hands-on measurement sessions
Instructor Detailed information about the course instructor is available on request.
Prerequisites Participants would normally be qualified to degree level or equivalent in an electronic engineering, physics or mathematics-related subject. They should also have a basic understanding of electronics, RF and microwave technology.
Course Level Intermediate: Assumes the participant has general knowledge of the subject and professional experience of the specific areas covered.
Course Venue Delivered on-site either at customer premises or at any suitable venue throughout the UK, Europe and Rest of the World.
Dates Flexible according to your requirements. Course Fees Please click here or call us on +44 (0)845 680 2462 to request a quote.
What’s Included? Course participants will each receive a set of high-quality bound course notes printed in full colour and a Certificate of Attendance.
Customisation For on-site courses, we do not force your organisation to adopt a standard, ‘one-size-fits-all’ training programme. The standard course programme can be adapted both in content and duration according to your exact requirements and specifications. Our technical experts will assist you in identifying these, even if they are uncertain or unclear. The course programme is then fitted to your exact requirements. Please call us on +44(0)845 680 2462 to discuss your requirements in more detail.
Related Courses Related courses include Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Communications Systems (RF2), Practical Design of Wireless Digital Communications Systems (RF4), PCB Design for RF and High-Speed Applications (RF5) and RF and Microwave Power Amplifier Design (RF6).
Terms and Conditions We encourage you to read our Terms and Conditions, which cover important issues like payment and cancellation policies.
Further Information For further information about this course, please call us on +44 (0)845 680 2462.