RF Design Theory and Principles – RAHRF201
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.
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.
What are the 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.
What am I going to get from this course?
 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 nonlinearity 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
What 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
CERTIFICATION
Upon completion of the course the students would be provided a certification of completion . Please note this course is eligible towards Rahsoft Radio Frequency Certificate.
LEARNING OUTCOMES
 Over 56 lectures and 8.5 hours of content!
 Instructor support and office hours.
 Information packed practical training starting from basics to advanced testing techniques.
 Best suitable for beginners to advanced level users and who learn faster when demonstrated.
 Course content designed by considering current Radio Frequency Engineering technology and the job market.
 Practical quizzes at the end of every session.
Curriculum For This Course
Section 2: Power Have a complete understanding of power in Radio Frequency
Lecture 3: Instantaneous and average power
Lecture 4: Power Example 1
Lecture 5: power and phasor
Lecture 6: Power Example 2
Lecture 7: Complex power
Lecture 8: Complex Power Summary
Lecture 9: Power Example 3
Lecture 10: Complex Power ADS simulation
Lecture 11: Maximum power
Lecture 12: Max power ADS simulation
Lecture 13: Power and Matching(Preview enabled)
Lecture 14: Max Power and Matching Summary
Lecture 15: dB, dBm and power gain
Section 3: Mos Transistor
Lecture 16: MOS Transistor structure and DC characteristics
Lecture 17: Small signal
Lecture 18: Small signal model
Lecture 19: Parasitic cap and fT
Lecture 20: ADS FT
Lecture 21: MOS Example 1
Section 4: Non Linearity
Lecture 22: Intro
Lecture 23: Harmonic distortion
Lecture 24: Gain Compression
Lecture 25: Gain Compression ADS example
Lecture 26: Harmonic Distortion and Gain Compression Summary
Lecture 27: Desensitization(Preview enabled)
Lecture 28: Desensitization Example
Lecture 29: Intermodulation
Lecture 30: Intermodulation IIP3
Lecture 31: Intermodulation Example 1
Lecture 32: Intermodulation Example 2
Lecture 33: Intermodulation Example 3
Lecture 34: Cascaded Stages
Section 5 : Noise
Lecture 35: Intro
Lecture 36: Device Noise
Lecture 37: Input Referred Noise
Lecture 38: Input Referred Noise Example
Lecture 39: Noise Figure (NF) First Part(Preview enabled)
Lecture 40: Noise Figure (NF) Second Part
Lecture 41: Noise Figure (NF) Example 1
Lecture 42: Noise Figure (NF) Example 2
Lecture 43: Noise in Cascaded stages
Lecture 44: Noise in Cascaded stages Example
Lecture 45: Noise in Passive Reciprocal Circuits
Lecture 46: Noise in Passive Reciprocal Circuits Example
Section 6 : Sensitivity and Dynamic Range
Lecture 47: Sesitivity(Preview enabled)
Lecture 48: Sensitivity Example
Lecture 49: Dynamic Range
Lecture 50: Dynamic Range Example
Section 7: RLC circuit
Lecture 51: RLC resonance Circuits
Lecture 52: Bandwidth and Quality Factor
Lecture 53: RLC ADS simulation
Lecture 54: Two component networks
Lecture 55: Low Quality Factor Example
Lecture 56: Matching Circuit
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Radio Frequency Certificate Courses Available and Prerequisites
Course ID  Prerequisites  

RF Fundamentals, Basic Concepts and Components  RAHRF101  None 
Introduction to Modulation in Communication Systems  RAHRF152  RAHRF101 or wave through help@rahsoft.com 
RF Microwave and Radio Frequency Transmission Theory  RAHRF200  RAHRF101 or wave through help@rahsoft.com 
RF Design Theory and Principles  RAHRF201  RAHRF101, RAHRF200 or wave through help@rahsoft.com 
RF System Design of Receivers, Transmitters & Transceivers  RAHRF409  RAHRF101. RAHRF201,RAHRF152 
Introduction to RF Testing fundamentals and RF Test Architecture  RAHRF412  RAHRF101. RAHRF200,RAHRF201, RAHRF409 
Keysight Advanced Design System (ADS) Basics and Applications  RAHRF209L  RAHRF101. RAHRF201,RAHRF409 
Microwave Amplifier and Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) Design Theory and Principles  RAHRF526  RAHRF101, RAHRF152, RAHRF201, RAHRF409, RAHRF209L 
Design and Simulation of Low Noise Amplifier RFIC (RAHRF527) LNA Design Lab Using Keysight ADS  RAHRF527  RAHRF101, RAHRF152, RAHRF201, RAHRF409, RAHRF209L,RAHRF526 
Linear RF Power Amplifier (PA) Design Theory and Principles  RAHRF562  RAHRF101, RAHRF152, RAHRF201, RAHRF409, RAHRF209L, RAHRF526, RAHRF527 
Power Amplifier (PA) Design lab using ADS  RAHRF562L  Open for Enrollment Winter 2019 
Course Features
 Lectures 60
 Quizzes 27
 Duration 8.5 hours
 Skill level Intermediate
 Language English
 Students 425
 Certificate Yes
 Assessments Yes

Introduction

Power
In this section we are going to discuss power in electronic and RF circuits. Initially, basic and yet significant power concepts such as Instantaneous and average power are discussed in details using formula and examples. In the next step complex power and maximum power transform is discussed. Achieving maximum power transfer with matching is one of the most important concepts that one should know first of all in RF design. You are going to learn what is the purpose of using matching circuit in RF design. We talked about this concepts using formula, numerous examples and simulations. As the last part, we explain dB and dBm.
 2.2.1 Instantaneous and average power
 2.2.2. Power Example
 Quiz : Q1
 Quiz : Q2
 2.2.3. Power and Phasor
 2.2.4. Power and Phasor Example
 Quiz :Q3
 Quiz : Q4
 2.2.5. Complex Power
 2.2.6. Complex Power Summary
 2.2.7. Complex Power Example
 Quiz : Q5
 Quiz : Q6
 2.2.8. Complex Power ADS simulation
 2.2.9. Maximum power
 Quiz : Q7
 Quiz : Q8
 2.2.10 Max power ADS simulation
 2.2.11. Power and Matching
 Quiz : Q9
 2.2.12. Max Power and Matching Summary
 2.2.13. dB, dBm and power gain
 Quiz : Q10

Mos Transistor
Sensitivity and Dynamic Range are two important factors that we have to know when we are designing a receiver. These two parameters are explained in this section using formula and figures. At the end of this section you will understand the whole concept and you will be able to calculate Sensitivity and Dynamic Range for a given system.

Non Linearity
 2.4.1. Linearity Intro
 2.4.2. Harmonic Distortion
 Quiz : Q16
 2.4.3. Gain Compression
 Quiz : Q17
 2.4.4. Gain Compression example in ADS
 2.4.5. Harmonic Distortion and Gain Compression Summary
 2.4.6. Desensitization
 2.4.7. Desensitization Example
 Quiz : Q18
 2.4.8. Intermodulation
 Quiz : Q19
 2.4.9. Intermodulation IIP3
 Quiz : Q20
 2.4.10. Intermodulation Example 1
 2.4.11. Intermodulation Example 2
 2.4.12. Intermodulation Example 3
 2.4.13. Cascaded Nonlinear Stages
 Quiz : Q21

Noise
 2.5.1. Introduction To Noise and Power Spectral Density , PSD
 Quiz : Q22
 2.5.2. Different Types of Noise. Device Noise, Resistor Noise, MOS Transistor Noise, Thermal Noise, Flicker Noise
 Quiz : Q23
 Quiz : Q24
 Quiz : Q25
 Quiz : Q26
 2.5.3 Noise in Circuits , Input Referred Noise
 Quiz : Q27
 2.5.4. Input Referred Noise Example
 2.5.5. Noise Figure, Signal To Noise Ratio , NF part 1
 2.5.6. Noise Figure, NF part 2
 2.5.7. Noise Figure for Circuit Example, NF Example 1
 2.5.8. Noise Figure for Transistor Level Circuit Example, NF Example 2
 2.5.9. Noise in Cascaded Stages
 2.5.10. Noise in Cascaded Stages Example, Cascaded NF Example
 2.5.11. Noise in Passive Reciprocal Circuits
 2.5.12. Noise in Passive Reciprocal Circuits Example, NF in Passive Reciprocal Circuits Example

Sensitivity and Dynamic Range

RLC Circuit