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Fundamentals of RF and Wireless Communications

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Course Overview This 2-day course introduces modern RF and wireless communications systems and provides a solid grounding in the technical concepts of the subject. A straightforward and easy to understand approach is adopted, emphasising the practical aspects of RF and wireless communications components and systems. Complex theory and mathematics is avoided whenever possible. Business Benefits The course will deliver the following business benefits: Quickly bring staff new to the field up to speed with RF and wireless technology Improve technical understanding of company wireless products and services Course Programme The course content covers: Electromagnetic spectrum, waves and RF propagation Definitions of amplitude, frequency, wavelength, phase, bandwidth and power Transmission lines and waveguides Impedance matching - reflected power, return loss and reflection coefficient Definition and application of S-parameters LNAs, power amplifiers, mixers, oscillators Modulators, demodulators, filters, directional couplers, antennas Analogue and digital signals Modulation techniques and speech coding Modulation schemes: AM FM, PM, QAM, PSK, QPSK Bit error rate and error detection Principles of cellular mobile communications systems Multiple access techniques Basic principles of FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, spread spectrum Wireless systems overview: GSM, 3G, 3GPP LTE, MIMO WiFi 802.11, WiMAX, femtocells, GPS, DBS, Bluetooth, RFID Future developments in RF and wireless communications technology Course Level Introductory: Assumes the participant has little or no prior knowledge of the specific areas covered. Course Venue Delivered on-site either at customer premises or at any suitable venue throughout the UK, Europe and Rest of the World. Dates Flexible according to your requirements. What's Included? Course participants will each receive a set of high-quality course notes printed in full colour and a Certificate of Attendance. Related Courses The course provides a firm grounding for more advanced courses on Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Communications Systems (RF2), Practical RF and Microwave Measurements (RF3), Practical Design of Wireless Digital Communications Systems (RF4), PCB Design for RF and High-Speed Applications (RF5) and RF and Microwave Power Amplifier Design (RF6).

Course Overview This 2-day course introduces modern RF and wireless communications systems and provides a solid grounding in the technical concepts of the subject. A straightforward and easy to understand approach is adopted, emphasising the practical aspects of RF and wireless communications components and systems. Complex theory and mathematics is avoided whenever possible. Business Benefits...

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