Introduction to RF Design Theory and Principles - RAHRF201
What you'll learn
- Power in AC circuits (Detailed explanation including average power, complex power, maximum power transfer and power in matched RF systems.
- A brief review of MOS transistor (DC and AC analysis)
- Nonlinearity in RF systems (Everything you need to know about non-linearity is explained in details including numerical examples.)
- Noise including device noise, Noise PSD, Input referred noise and Noise Figure
- Sensitivity and Dynamic range in RF systems
- RLC passive circuits
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering Basics (Bachelor's level circuit and system analysis)
- You should be familiar with basic level Fourier transform, frequency spectrum and circuit analysis.
Rahsoft RF Certificate Program Available courses are as below:
List of courses Available toward RF Certificate
- RF Fundamentals, Basic Concepts Components RAHRF101
- Modulation and Digital Communications in RF RAHRF152
- RF Design Theory and Principles RAHRF201
- Advance Design System (ADS) Basics and Applications RAHRF209-L
- Receiver, Transmitter and Transceiver Architectures RAHRF409
- Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) Design Fundamentals RAHRF526
- Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) Design lab using ADS RAHRF526-L
- Power Amplifier (PA) Design Fundamentals RAHRF562
- Power Amplifier (PA) Design lab using ADS RAHRF562-L
In RAHRF201 you would get deeper into Radio Frequency Design Theory and Principles. The reference book for this course is RF Microelectronics of Behzad Razavi .
At the end of this course the student will have depth knowledge of Radio Frequency principles. The team's main goal while developing the course has been to concentrate more on the concepts in order for students to understand the topics rather than simply providing formulas.
This course has helped Engineers on surviving complicated phone and onsite interviews of Fortune 500 RF Companies and gain salaries on their early careers from 70K~120K. This course is also helpful for Engineers in the industry or technicians which want to change gears towards Radio Frequency.
The above course is taught on campus in groups and now it is being provided online as well for individuals. Rahsoft provides these courses online through Udemy as well as its own website and it counts toward RF Certificate provided through Rahsoft.
Below you can find the topics taught in RF Design Theory and Principles (RAHRF201)
Section2: PowerHave a complete understanding of power in Radio Frequency
Lecture3:Instantaneous and average power
Lecture4:Power Example 1
Lecture5:power and phasor
Lecture6:Power Example 2
Lecture8:Complex Power Summary
Lecture9:Power Example 3
Lecture10:Complex Power ADS simulation
Lecture12:Max power ADS simulation
Lecture13:Power and Matching(Preview enabled)
Lecture14:Max Power and Matching Summary
Lecture15:dB, dBm and power gain
Lecture16:MOS Transistor structure and DC characteristics
Lecture18:Small signal model
Lecture19:Parasitic cap and fT
Lecture21:MOS Example 1
Lecture25:Gain Compression ADS example
Lecture26:Harmonic Distortion and Gain Compression Summary
Lecture31:Intermodulation Example 1
Lecture32:Intermodulation Example 2
Lecture33:Intermodulation Example 3
Lecture37:Input Referred Noise
Lecture38:Input Referred Noise Example
Lecture39:Noise Figure (NF) First Part(Preview enabled)
Lecture40:Noise Figure (NF) Second Part
Lecture41:Noise Figure (NF) Example 1
Lecture42:Noise Figure (NF) Example 2
Lecture43:Noise in Cascaded stages
Lecture44:Noise in Cascaded stages Example
Lecture45:Noise in Passive Reciprocal Circuits
Lecture46:Noise in Passive Reciprocal Circuits Example
Section6:Sensitivity and Dynamic Range
Lecture50:Dynamic Range Example
Lecture51:RLC resonance Circuits
Lecture52:Bandwidth and Quality Factor
Lecture53:RLC ADS simulation
Lecture54:Two component networks
Lecture55:Low Quality Factor Example
Who this course is for:
- Electrical Engineers
- RF Engineers
- Communication Engineers
- IoT Engineers
- Hardware Engineers
- Sales and Application Engineers
- Semiconductor Employees
- Engineers and Technicians seeking jobs in the RF Field
Rahsoft RF Certificate has Ata Sarrafi as Lead Instructor and Ahsan Ghoncheh as Program Advisor. Below are a quick biography:
Ata Sarrafi RF and Analog Design Engineer at Rahsoft
PhD student at Arizona State University, Ata has a proven track of Analog and Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design. Ata is an RF design engineer at Rahsoft and an Electronics engineering graduate with specialization in Radio Frequency and Analog/Mixed Signal Design. He is experienced with designing various classes of integrated CMOS power amplifier. He has designed and fabricated different types of Low Noise Amplifier including low power, variable gain and UWB LNA and voltage controlled oscillator.
Ata completed his bachelor’s degree in University of Tabriz in the field of electronics engineering . He started his master’s degree with focus on Analog/mixed signal IC design. Since 2016, he is designing RF modules with such as power amplifier at Rahsoft.
Ahsan Ghoncheh RF Microwave Design Engineer and CEO at Rahsoft
Ahsan is Founder and Technical Adviser at Rahsoft. He has worked on the latest technologies in the top semiconductor companies, Broadcom and Qualcomm. His expertise is in RF System, RF Test mainly working on WLAN and Bluetooth RF Characterization . Transceiver, Switches, WLAN and Bluetooth Chips Ahsan as a team member has worked on many devices and projects which results can be found most devices in any home or office and has ended up being used in development of products of companies such as Apple., Samsung, Panasonic,LG , Amazon and Google. He also has a great portfolio in the Aerospace and has been a member in the design team working on hardware designed to be used in the Consumer Aircraft of different airlines as well as satellite component design.
He also is the founder of Rahsoft which is a one stop solution for hardware/embedded system and RF solutions and Staffing Services servicing startups in the Orange County Area,Career Coaching as Well as Professional Education. The Professional Education Division has had over 5000 students enrolled and is one of the few complete online and onsite RF Certificates in the industry.