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Course Overview

This online course describes different approaches to distributing and decoupling supply power in RF and digital circuits. The module includes a discussion of how to select correct decoupling capacitors for a given application and where to place them. Decoupling rules are provided for future reference. A case study is used to illustrate how the decoupling of an RF PCB was improved in practice.

What you will learn
  • Power distribution

  • Power planes

  • Capacitors at high frequencies

  • Selecting and placing decoupling capacitors

  • Shunt component grounding

  • Decoupling rules

  • Splitting power/ground planes

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 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
  • 32 minutes of focused video content

  • 2 modules covering a range of power distribution topics

  • 12 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)

  • 0.10 IEEE Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • 1.0 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 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 1.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and demonstrates your continuing professional development.

Course Curriculum

2 modules – 12 video lessons – 32 mins video

1.1 Power Supply Distribution and Decoupling    FREE PREVIEW
1.2 Power Distribution    FREE PREVIEW
1.3 Power Planes or Not?  
1.4 Power Supply Noise and Decoupling  
1.5 Why Decoupling?  
1.6 A Capacitor Is Not Just a Capacitor  
1.7 Selecting Decoupling Capacitors  
1.8 Where to Place Decoupling Capacitors  
1.9 Shunt Component Grounding  
1.10 Decoupling Rules  
1.11 Splitting Power and Ground Planes  

2.1 ZigBee® PCB Power/Ground Decoupling  

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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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