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Course Overview

This online course uses four case studies to illustrate different approaches to designing and laying out various types of RF and high-speed digital PCB, including how a range of manufacturability problems were solved.

What you will learn
  • DDR3 SODIMM memory module PCB design case study

  • RF power amplifier PCB design case study

  • Troubleshooting EMC problems in a GPS module case study

  • PCB manufacturability case study

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 20 mins

What’s Included?
  • Unlimited individual access to all course content on-demand 24/7 for 180 days

  • 56 minutes of focused video content

  • 4 modules covering a range of RF and digital PCB design and manufacturing topics

  • 29 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)

  • 0.14 IEEE Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • 1.4 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 0.14 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 1.4 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and demonstrates your continuing professional development.

Course Curriculum

4 modules – 29 video lessons – 56 mins video

1.2 DDR2 and DDR3 Background    FREE PREVIEW
1.3 Basic DRAM Chip  
1.4 Addressing Sequence  
1.5 Timing Diagram Detail  
1.6 Logic Thresholds and Signal Integrity  
1.7 Timing Accuracy  
1.8 DDR3 SODIMM – All Layers  
1.9 Layer Stack-Up  
1.10 Fly-by Connections for Control Lines  
1.11 Bi-Directional Data Bus Termination  
1.12 Termination Strategy  
1.13 A8 Tracking Example  
1.14 D8, D9, D12, D13 Termination  
1.15 DDR3 Checklist  
2.1 RF Power Amplifier    FREE PREVIEW
2.2 Schematic  
2.3 RF Simulation and PCB Layout  
3.1 GPS Module Suffers Switched-Mode PSU EMC    FREE PREVIEW
3.2 PCB Layout Analysis  
3.3 Experimental Solution  
3.4 Updated PCB Layout  
4.1 Manufacturability Examples    FREE PREVIEW
4.2 X-Ray Analysis of Vias  
4.3 Thermal Stress on Vias  
4.4 Thermal Reliefs  
4.5 Thermal Joint Failure  
4.6 Soldering Issues  
4.7 Manufacturability X-Ray Photos  
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 180 days unlimited individual on-demand access to all course content

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