The course duration is 60 academic hours and will be delivered over 12 meetings of 5 academic hours each
The course, is presented by leading technical experts from industry and academia with many years of experience. (see Lecturers
The course provides a thorough introduction to fundamental as well as state of the art topics in modern RF, Microwave and Wireless Communications engineering.
The course first constitutes solid background of basic RF concepts, including Noise, Non Linearity, Sensitivity, Dynamic Range, Transmission lines, S parameters, Impedance matching and more.
The course then reviews basic RF building blocks (Mixers, Oscillators, Filters etc.) describing how these are combined to form complete RF systems.
Description of Transmitter and Receiver architectures (Superheterodyne and Direct Conversion – In-Phase and Quadrature (I-Q) Mod./Demod., Software Defined Radio and Design Considerations for RFIC transceivers)
Advanced Digital Modulations and Multiple Access methods is then presented.
The Course includes thorough description of Spectrum Analyzers, Vector Network Analyzer, Electromagnetic Waves, Propagation of EM waves and Antennas, from the simple Dipole up to Antenna Arrays.
The course concludes by defining important test and measurement terms and methods used to characterize RF components, RF modules up to full System performance.
This includes a series of practical demonstrations using modern RF test and measurement equipment.