Project Description

Course Code

RF806

Course Overview

This short online course describes how to control and measure the impedance of transmission lines and traces using time-domain reflectometry (TDR).

What you will learn
  • Controlling and measuring line impedance

  • Microstrip impedance tolerance

  • Time-domain reflectometry (TDR) and equipment

  • TDR characterisation

  • Test coupons

  • Using test resonators to determine PCB properties

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 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. 30 mins

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

  • 8 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

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

  • 0.5 IEEE Professional Development Hours (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 0.5 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

1 module – 8 video lessons – 18 mins video

1.1 Controlling and Measuring Line Impedance  
1.2 Microstrip Impedance Tolerance  
1.3 Time-Domain Reflectometry Equipment  
1.4 Time-Domain Reflectometer  
1.5 Time-Domain Reflectometry (TDR)  
1.6 TDR Characterisation  
1.7 Test Coupons  
1.8 Determining PCB Properties  

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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