This comprehensive course provides a solid foundation for designing high-performance RF and high-speed digital circuits with fewer design iterations reducing both development times and costs. The course covers key design considerations such as signal integrity, noise, crosstalk, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) within RF, digital and mixed-signal circuits.
The course also provides a thorough overview of modern printed circuit board (PCB) design principles and layout best practice. This includes a series of useful design rules and checklists to aid development reviews.
Developed by PhD-qualified engineers with over 50 years combined industry experience, the course focuses on essential real-world knowledge, bringing together key topics in one place. Throughout the course, important concepts are simplified and explained in a way that conveys the essence of each topic without complex mathematics.
The complete course consists of 24 modules. Successfully completing all modules results in the award of a high-quality printed certificate to demonstrate your achievement.
The course is based on a series of instructor-led classroom courses delivered in partnership with leading global test equipment manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz. Technical content has been continuously refined based on attendee feedback.
Included with the course is a set of high-quality wire-bound course notes printed full-colour A4-size with heavy-duty plastic covers – ideal for taking into the lab. These notes include copies of all the slides featured in the course videos and space for taking notes as you work through the course. Course notes are packaged and shipped to you worldwide as soon as you enrol.
What You Will Learn
Know the challenges of RF, high-speed digital and mixed-signal circuit design
Understand PCB design and manufacturing technology, materials and processes
Identify and troubleshoot sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI)
Understand and troubleshoot the impact of grounding and digital noise
Know how to minimise cross-coupling between circuits
Understand performance limitations of physical components and packaging types
Apply a range of schematic and PCB design review checklists to reduce errors
Reduce development costs and time to market due to fewer PCB design iterations
This course is aimed at those working with RF and wireless circuits, high-speed digital logic and mixed-signal circuits. Staff members taking the certification typically include RF design engineers, wireless design engineers, RF applications engineers, digital design engineers, hardware design engineers, hardware applications engineers, PCB layout engineers and technical managers who wish to improve their understanding of signal integrity in order to better manage the design process.
RF, Wireless and Microwave Design Engineers
Hardware Design Engineers
Mixed-Signal Design Engineers
PCB Design and Layout Engineers
RF and Hardware Applications Engineers
Although there are no formal prerequisites for the certification course, an ability to absorb and understand technical concepts is essential together with a desire to learn more about the topics covered. A technical background is desirable in order to derive maximum benefit from the course. Those taking the course would normally be qualified to degree-level or have equivalent experience in an engineering, physics or mathematics-related subject.
Time to Complete
Approx. 10 hrs
Unlimited individual access to all course content on-demand 24/7 for 365 days
Over 460 minutes of focused video content
24 subject modules covering a range of RF and high-speed signal integrity topics
225 individual video lessons
Over 130 quiz questions to test your learning and progress
Printed course notes including 230 course slides posted to you worldwide
1.0 IEEE Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
10 IEEE Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- IEEE Certificate of Completion issued directly by IEEE on completion
Printed Certificate of Achievement posted to you worldwide
Downloadable supporting materials and applications notes
Add certificate to your LinkedIn profile
Printed Course Notes
High-quality printed course notes are included with this diploma course. These are posted to you worldwide when you enrol. They are wire-bound and printed full-colour A4-size with heavy duty plastic covers. They include all 230 slides featured in the course videos and space for notes as you work through the course.
IEEE Certificate of Completion
This course has been approved by IEEE for the quality of its technical content and adherence to IEEE’s strict criteria for educational excellence. Successfully completing all of the course modules and quizzes results in the award of 1.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 10 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). CEUs are widely recognized as the standard of excellence for continuing education programs in IEEE’s fields of interest. An official IEEE Certificate of Completion will be emailed directly by IEEE on completion.
Printed Certificate of Achievement
Successfully completing all of the course modules and quizzes also results in the award of a high-quality printed Certificate of Achievement issued by The Technology Academy. Certificates are made from heavyweight A4 card stock and include a 3D security hologram and attractive gold foil strip – ideal for framing.
24 modules – 225 video lessons – 467 mins total
– video lesson – pdf download – app download – quiz
100% No-Risk Guarantee
We want you to be satisfied with this course and therefore offer a 100% no-risk refund guarantee. To receive a full refund, all we ask is that refund requests are made within 30 days of purchase and that you have viewed no more than 20 individual course videos. If printed course notes have been despatched, we will deduct USD $50 from the amount refunded to cover printing and shipping costs. Refund requests can be made by telephone or email.
Includes 1-year unlimited individual access, printed course notes and certificate and IEEE CEUs/PDHs
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The course is delivered as a series of short video lessons in the form of Powerpoint-style slides with a voiceover. Annotations are added by the instructor as video lessons progress to highlight points of interest. Video demonstrations are live recordings of the course instructor with real test equipment in a laboratory setting.
The course is taught in English spoken with a British accent.
You have unlimited individual access to the entire course for 365 days from the activation date.
The course has been designed as a series of short modules. We recommend focusing on one module at a time, perhaps one module per day.
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