Project Description

Course Code

RF901

Course Overview

This online course describes different connector types used at RF and microwave frequencies. It also discusses mechanical compatibility of connectors to avoid expensive equipment damage. Correct connector cleaning is also demonstrated, which helps ensure measurement accuracy. A review quiz is included to test knowledge and understanding.

What you will learn
  • Importance of connector care

  • Coaxial connector categories

  • Common coax line sizes

  • Inner conductor concepts

  • Slotted vs slotless connector interface

  • Precision connector frequency ranges

  • APC-3.5, APC-7, N-type and SMA connectors

  • Mechanically compatible connectors

  • Cleaning coaxial connectors

  • Connector savers and adaptors

  • Interface dimensions and gauging

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
  • 37 minutes of focused video content

  • 4 modules covering a range of key RF connector topics

  • 16 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

4 modules – 16 video lessons – 37 mins video

1.1 Importance of Connector Care  
1.2 Coaxial Connector Categories  
1.3 Common Coax Line Sizes  
1.4 Inner Conductor Concepts  
1.5 Slotted vs Slotless Connector Interface  
1.6 Precision Connector Frequency Ranges  

2.1 The 3.5 mm Connector (APC-3.5)  
2.2 The 7 mm Connector (APC-7)  
2.3 The N-Type Connector  
2.4 The SMA Connector  
2.5 Mechanically Compatible Connectors  
2.6 Module Quiz  

3.1 Cleaning Coaxial Connectors  
3.2 Video Demo – Cleaning RF Connectors  
3.3 Use of Connector Savers and Adaptors  
3.4 Interface Dimensions and Gauging  
3.5 Video Demo – Gauging  
3.6 Module Quiz  

4.1 Connector Care for RF and Microwave Coaxial Connectors – Hewlett Packard  
4.2 Guidance on Using Precision Coaxial Connectors in Measurement – Doug Skinner  
4.3 Microwave Coaxial Connector Technology: A Continuing Evolution – Maury Microwave  
4.4 Microwave Cable Assemblies – Huber+Suhner  
4.5 RF Connector Guide – Huber+Suhner  
4.6 RF Connector Care and Mating Guidelines – JFW Industries  
4.7 Recommended Reading  

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