RF Design Theory and Principles (RAHRF201)
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RF Design Theory and Principles (RAHRF201)

Preparing for Apple, Broadcom, Qualcomm , Skyworks and other RF interviews
4.9 (6 ratings)
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Last updated 6/2017
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Includes:
  • 8.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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
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Requirements
  • RAHRF101
  • 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.
Description

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)

Lecture1:Introduction.(Preview enabled)
Lecture2:Intro
Section2:PowerHave a complete understanding of power in Radio Frequency
Lecture3:Instantaneous and average power
Quiz1:Q1
Lecture4:Example 1
Quiz2:Q2
Lecture5:power and phasor
Lecture6:Example 2
Quiz3:Q3
Quiz4:Q4
Lecture7:Complex power
Lecture8:Complex Power Summary
Quiz5:Q5
Lecture9:Example 3
Quiz6:Q6
Lecture10:Complex Power ADS simulation
Lecture11:Maximum power
Quiz7:Q7
Quiz8:Q8
Lecture12:Max power ADS simulation
Lecture13:Power and Matching
Quiz9:Q9
Lecture14:Max Power and Matching Summary
Lecture15:dB, dBm and power gain
Quiz10:Q10
Section3:Mos Transistor
Lecture16:MOS Transistor structor and DC characteristics
Quiz11:Q11
Lecture17:Small signal
Quiz12:Q12
Lecture18:Small signal model
Quiz13:Q13
Lecture19:Parasitic cap and fT
Quiz14:Q14
Quiz15:Q15
Lecture20:ADS FT
Lecture21:Example1
Section4:Non Linearity
Lecture22:Intro
Lecture23:Harmonic distortion
Quiz16:Q16
Lecture24:Gain Compression
Quiz17:Q17
Lecture25:Gain Compression ADS example
Lecture26:Desensitization
Quiz18:Q18
Lecture27:Desensitization Example
Quiz19:Q22
Lecture28:Intermodulation
Quiz20:Q23
Lecture29:Intermodulation IIP3
Quiz21:Q24
Lecture30:Intermodulation Example 1
Lecture31:Intermodulation Example 2
Lecture32:Intermodulation Example 3
Lecture33:Cascaded Stages
Quiz22:Q25
Section5:Noise
Lecture34:Intro
Quiz23:Q26
Lecture35:Device Noise
Quiz24:Q27
Lecture36:Input Referred Noise
Quiz25:Q28
Lecture37:Input Referred Noise Example
Quiz26:Q29
Lecture38:Noise Figure (NF) First Part
Lecture39:Noise Figure (NF) Second Part
Quiz27:Q30
Lecture40:Noise Figure (NF) Example 1
Lecture41:Noise Figure (NF) Example 2
Lecture42:Noise in Cascaded stages
Quiz28:Q31
Lecture43:Noise in Cascaded stages Example
Lecture44:Noise in Passive Reciprocal Circuits
Quiz29:Q32
Lecture45:Noise in Passive Reciprocal Circuits Example
Section6:Sensitivity and Dynamic Range
Lecture46:Sesitivity
Quiz30:Q33
Lecture47:Sensitivity Example
Lecture48:Dynamic Range
Quiz31:Q34
Lecture49:Dynamic Range Example
Section7:RLC circuit
Lecture50:RLC resonance Circuits
Quiz32:Q35
Lecture51:Bandwidth and Quality Factor
Lecture52:RLC ADS simulation
Lecture53:Two component networks
Lecture54:Low Quality Factor Example
Lecture55:Matching Circuit

Who is the target audience?
  • 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
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Curriculum For This Course
56 Lectures
08:18:58
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Introduction
2 Lectures 01:12

Intro
00:57
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Power
13 Lectures 01:41:48
Instantaneous and average power
06:12

Q1
2 questions

Example 1
06:04

Q2
1 question

power and phasor
14:29

Example 2
08:49

Q3
1 question

Q4
1 question

Complex power
09:52

Complex Power Summary
02:13

Q5
1 question

Example 3
04:38

Q6
1 question

Complex Power ADS simulation
01:06

Maximum power
11:11

Q7
1 question

Q8
1 question

Max power ADS simulation
06:09


Q9
1 question

Max Power and Matching Summary
02:38

dB, dBm and power gain
16:14

Q10
1 question
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Mos Transistor
6 Lectures 58:27
MOS Transistor structure and DC characteristics
15:34

Q11
1 question

Small signal
11:00

Q12
1 question

Small signal model
07:04

Q13
1 question

Parasitic cap and fT
11:40

Q14
1 question

Q15
1 question

ADS FT
04:18

Example1
08:51
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Non Linearity
13 Lectures 02:12:45
Intro
08:52

Harmonic distortion
10:27

Q16
1 question

Gain Compression
13:09

Q17
1 question

Gain Compression ADS example
07:44

Harmonic Distortion and Gain Compression Summary
02:45


Desensitization Example
06:53

Q18
1 question

Intermodulation
10:54

Q19
1 question

Intermodulation IIP3
14:30

Q20
1 question

Intermodulation Example 1
10:30

Intermodulation Example 2
16:31

Intermodulation Example 3
04:08

Cascaded Stages
10:47

Q21
1 question
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Noise
12 Lectures 02:03:00
Intro
08:17

Q22
1 question

Device Noise
12:37

Q23
1 question

Q24
1 question

Q25
1 question

Q26
1 question

Input Referred Noise
08:17

Q27
1 question

Input Referred Noise Example
10:36


Noise Figure (NF) Second Part
16:06

Noise Figure (NF) Example 1
09:33

Noise Figure (NF) Example 2
15:46

Noise in Cascaded stages
08:07

Noise in Cascaded stages Example
09:15

Noise in Passive Reciprocal Circuits
10:27

Noise in Passive Reciprocal Circuits Example
02:13
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Sensitivity and Dynamic Range
4 Lectures 28:11

Sensitivity Example
02:20

Dynamic Range
11:49

Dynamic Range Example
01:50
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RLC circuit
6 Lectures 53:35
RLC resonance Circuits
11:29

Bandwidth and Quality Factor
12:46

RLC ADS simulation
01:21

Two component networks
12:02

Low Quality Factor Example
07:44

Matching Circuit
08:13
About the Instructor
Rahsoft RF Certificate Irvine, California
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1,195 Students
2 Courses
Radio Frequency Engineering Certificate

Ata Sarrafi

RF and Analog Design Engineer at Rahsoft

Doctorate Candidate in RF Engineering, Ata has a proven track of Analog and Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design. Ata works on Rahsoft's RF Certificate to include the most updated criteria in the courses.

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 such as low power, variable gain and UWB LNA and voltage controlled oscillator.

Ata completed his bachelor’s degree in University of Tabriz in Iran in the field of electronics engineering then he moved to Turkey to continue his education in Bogazici University. He started his master’s degree with focus on Analog/mixed signal IC design. He gained a lot of experienced in design tunable analog blocks in both schematic and layout level. He started PhD in the same school with doing research on RF circuits and since that time, it has been 3 years that he is doing RF research and design. In 2016, He was offered an opportunity from Rahsoft Company to design and produce RF modules with specialization in power amplifier design. In addition to an eventual goal of producing a full RF course in Rahsoft.


Ahsan Ghoncheh

Technical Adviser and Board Member 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.

He has also is the founder of Rahsoft which is a multi-functional company active in Application Development , Hardware and Software, with over 15 Applications and hardware available in the App Stores and market, Staffing Services servicing startups in the Orange County Area,Career Coaching as Well as Professional Education. The Professional Education Division has had over 1200 students enrolled and is one of the few complete online and onsite RF Certificates in the industry.