Project Description

Course Code

RF1300

Course Overview

This short online course describes and explains key digital modulation measurements made on modern RF and wireless transmitters and receivers. Transmitter measurements covered include two-tone intermodulation, adjacent channel power (ACP), harmonic and spurious signals as well as different types of error vector magnitude. This is followed by receiver measurements, with a particular emphasis on handset measurements such as bit error rate (BER), receiver sensitivity and spurious response measurements.

What you will learn
  • Power spectral density

  • AM-AM and AM-PM nonlinearities

  • Spectral regrowth

  • Two-tone intermodulation

  • Adjacent channel power (ACP)

  • Harmonics and spurious signals

  • Error vector magnitude (EVM)

  • Receiver modulation measurements

  • Handset testing

  • Bit error rate (BER)

  • Receiver sensitivity

  • Spurious response measurements

  • Receiver chain measurements

Target Audience

This online RF and microwave course is ideal for new entrants to the field of RF and microwave engineering. Students and job seekers will also find the course beneficial since it covers areas likely to arise during a technical interview. Technical sales engineers and technical managers who need to improve their understanding of RF and microwave communications in order to better manage projects.

  • New Starters

  • Recent Graduates and Interns

  • RF and Microwave Technicians and Engineers

  • Technical Sales and Applications Engineers

  • Technical Managers

Technical Level

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.

Time to Complete

Approx. 1 hr

What’s Included?
  • Unlimited individual access to all course content on-demand 24/7 for 365 days
  • 43 minutes of focused video content

  • 3 modules covering a range of RF digital modulation measurement topics

  • 24 individual video lessons

  • Quiz questions to test your learning and progress

  • Downloadable supporting materials and applications notes

  • Certificate of Achievement issued by TTA on completion

  • 0.10 IEEE Continuing Education Units (optional)

  • 1.0 IEEE Professional Development Hours (optional)

  • IEEE Certificate of Completion issued by IEEE on completion (optional)

  • Add certificate to your LinkedIn profile

Certificate of Achievement – Included

Successfully completing all of the course modules and quizzes results in the award of a Certificate of Achievement. A high-resolution PDF certificate file will be emailed to you shortly after completing the course.

IEEE Certificate of Completion – Optional

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 gives you the option of claiming 0.10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 1.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) to demonstrate your continuing professional development. You have the option of purchasing an IEEE Certificate of Completion (PDF) when you enroll or after you complete the course.

Course Curriculum

3 modules – 24 video lessons – 43 mins video

1.1 Course Overview  

2.1 Transmitter Modulation Measurements Overview  
2.2 Power Spectral Density Measurements  
2.3 Why Does Linearity Matter?  
2.4 AM-AM and AM-PM Nonlinearities  
2.5 AM-AM and AM-PM Characteristics from Modulation Measurements  
2.6 Spectral Regrowth  
2.7 Two-Tone Intermodulation  
2.8 Adjacent Channel Power  
2.9 Harmonics and Spurious Signals  
2.10 Power-Time Response  
2.11 Error Vector Magnitude (EVM)  
2.12 EVM Measurement  
2.13 Types of EVM Measurement  
2.14 GSM-EDGE EVM Measurement Example  
2.15 802.11a WLAN EVM Measurement Example  
2.16 EVM Specifications in Practice  
2.17 EVM Combination and Uncertainty  
2.18 Module Quiz  

3.1 Receiver Modulation Measurements  
3.2 Handset Test Setup  
3.3 Bit Error Rate (BER) Testing  
3.4 Receiver Sensitivity  
3.5 Spurious Response Measurements  
3.6 Receiver Chain Measurements  
3.7 Module 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 5 individual course videos.

Includes 1-year unlimited individual on-demand access to all course content

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