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Course Overview

This short online course explains transmission lines concepts as applied to RF and high-speed digital PCB design including different transmission lines types used in modern multilayer PCBs.

What you will learn
  • Electromagnetic wave behaviour

  • Power transfer efficiency

  • Transmission line fundamentals

  • Reflection and transmission of pulses

  • Transmission line Zo

  • Reflection and transmission parameters

  • S-parameters

  • Phase, group velocity and dispersion
  • Stripline and off-centre stripline

  • Microstrip and buried microstrip line

  • Other transmission line types

  • Coupled line concepts

Target Audience

This course is ideal if you are involved in the design of RF and microwave circuits, high-speed digital logic and mixed-signal RF and digital circuits. Individuals taking the course typically include RF and wireless design engineers, microwave design engineers, RFIC design engineers, digital and hardware design engineers, RF and hardware applications engineers and PCB design and layout engineers.

  • RF and Wireless Design Engineers

  • RFIC Design Engineers

  • Mixed-Signal RF and Digital Design Engineers

  • Hardware Design Engineers

  • RF and Hardware Applications Engineers

  • PCB Design and Layout Engineers

Technical Level

Although there are no formal prerequisites for the 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 30 mins

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

  • 5 modules covering a range of transmission line topics

  • 23 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 (PDF)

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

  • 0.15 IEEE Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • 1.5 IEEE Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

  • 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 – Included

This course has been approved by the IEEE for the quality of its technical content and adherence to the IEEE’s strict criteria for educational excellence. Successfully completing all of the course modules and quizzes results in the award of an IEEE Certificate of Completion (PDF) with 0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and demonstrates your continuing professional development.

Course Curriculum

5 modules – 23 video lessons – 55 mins video

1.1 Transmission Lines    FREE PREVIEW
2.1 Electromagnetic Wave Behaviour    FREE PREVIEW
2.2 Distributed Not Lumped    FREE PREVIEW
2.3 Power Transfer Efficiency  
2.4 Transmission Line Fundamentals  
2.5 Reflection and Transmission of Pulses  
2.6 Transmission Line Zo  
2.7 Reflection Parameters  
2.8 Transmission Parameters  
2.9 S-Parameters  
2.10 Phase and Group Velocity  
2.11 Dispersion  

3.1 Types of Transmission Lines  
3.2 Stripline  
3.3 Off-Centre Stripline  
3.4 Microstrip Line  
3.5 Buried Microstrip Line  
3.6 Other Types of Transmission Lines  

4.1 Coupled Lines  
4.2 Circuit Models – Mutual L and C  
4.3 Even and Odd Modes  
4.4 Coupled Lines  
4.5 N Coupled Lines  

5.1 TX-LINE® Transmission Line Calculator App  

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 starting a course and that you have viewed no more than 25% of the video content.

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

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