The following online short courses focus on specific RF, wireless and microwave technology topics. They include quiz questions to test knowledge and understanding and generally take between 30 mins and 4 hours to complete, depending on the particular topic.
R&S® Foundation Diploma in RF and Microwave Engineering
Build a solid foundation in modern RF, wireless and microwave communications and measurements.
R&S® Diploma in RF and Microwave Measurements
Know how to correctly perform a range of key high-frequency measurements to 40 GHz.
R&S® Diploma in RF and Microwave Communications
Understand a range of key concepts in modern RF, wireless and microwave communications engineering.
R&S® RF and Microwave Basics
Learn about basic concepts in RF, wireless and microwave engineering.
R&S® Transmission Lines, S-Parameters and the Smith Chart
Learn about these key RF and microwave engineering concepts without complex mathematics.
R&S® RF and Microwave Propagation: Key Concepts
Understand key concepts in modern RF and microwave propagation.
R&S® Modern RF and Wireless Digital Modulation
Know the essentials of modern wireless digital modulation without complex mathematics.
R&S® RF and Microwave Components: System Building Blocks
Learn about a range of discrete RF and microwave components used to build wireless communications systems.
R&S® RF and Microwave Antenna Basics
Learn about a range of common RF and wireless antennas and key antenna properties.
R&S® RF and Wireless Transceiver System Architectures
Understand the impact of different system architectures on radio performance.
R&S® 802.11 WLAN Digital Modulation Overview
Learn about the basics of QAM and how OFDM is used in 802.11 WLAN systems.
R&S® WLAN PHY Standards and Specifications
An overview of 802.11 PHY layer standards and specifications.
R&S® 802.11 WLAN PHY Propagation and Fading
Learn about propagation and fading mechanisms in IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN systems.
R&S® 802.11 WLAN PHY MIMO and Space Time Block Coding
Understand these important concepts in 802.11n and 802.11ac systems.
R&S® Understanding RF and High-Speed Digital Signals
Describe and understand key features of RF and high-speed digital signals.
R&S® Transmission Line Concepts for PCB Design
Understand how transmission lines concepts are used in modern RF and high-speed digital PCB design.
R&S® Transmission Lines and Trace Routing in PCB Design
Understand different trace routing schemes used in RF and digital PCB design.
R&S® Transmission Line Reflections and Terminations in PCB Design
Learn about signal reflections in traces and how to maintain signal integrity with terminations.
R&S® Transmission Line Losses in PCB Design
Describe different types of transmission line loss in RF and high-speed digital circuits.
R&S® Controlling and Measuring PCB Line Impedance
Learn how to control and measure PCB line impedance.
R&S® Modern PCB Materials and Fabrication Techniques
Learn about material properties and modern PCB fabrication methods.
R&S® Understanding Noise, Interference and Crosstalk in RF and Digital Circuits
Learn about key noise phenomena in high-performance circuit design.
R&S® Electromagnetic Interference in RF and Digital Circuits
Understand the effects of EMI on high-frequency circuit performance.
R&S® Power Distribution and Decoupling in RF and Digital PCBs
Learn effective techniques for RF and digital PCB supply distribution and decoupling.
R&S® PCB Grounding in RF and Digital Circuits
Understand common PCB grounding problems and effective solutions.
R&S® PCB Parasitics in RF and Digital Circuits
Know how parasitics impact high-frequency RF and digital circuit performance.
R&S® RF PCB Layout Guidelines and Design Reviews
Improve PCB designs and reduce errors with guidelines and reviews.
R&S® RF and High-Speed Digital PCB Design and Manufacturability
Understand and prevent common pitfalls encountered when designing modern PCBs.
R&S® RF and Microwave Connector Types and Connector Care
Understand different RF and microwave connector types and avoid expensive equipment damage.
R&S® Effective Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) Measurements
Learn how to make effective VNA measurements at RF and microwave frequencies.
R&S® Effective Spectrum Analyzer Measurements
Learn how to make effective spectrum analyzer measurements at RF and microwave frequencies.
R&S® Measuring RF and Microwave Power
Understand how to accurately measure power at RF and microwave frequencies.
R&S® Noise Figure and Noise Figure Measurement
Understand the concept of noise figure and how it is measured.
R&S® Measuring Frequency Stability and Phase Noise
Understand the concept of phase noise and how to measure frequency stability.
R&S® Modern RF and Wireless Digital Modulation Measurements
Learn about essential modern RF digital modulation measurements such as ACP, EVM and BER.
R&S® EMC Antennas and Radiated RF Measurements
Learn about the basics of EMC antennas and how to perform radiated RF measurements.
R&S® RF and Microwave Test and Measurement: The Essentials
Understand a range of essential RF and microwave measurements.