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Upcoming Courses in RF and Microwave - 2010

The following is a list of our upcoming classes and seminars. We can also provide courses custom-tailored to your needs - at your location or ours. We hope we will get a chance to meet some of you at one of these classes. If you would like more information, or have any suggestions for classes or training for your company, please feel free to contact us.
Location Early Registration
RF and Microwaves
RF and Microwave
Receiver Design
RF Power Amps
Classes A-S

Instructor - Robert A. Wood Robert A. Wood Nathan O. Sokal
Duration - 3 Days 3 1/2 Days 2 Days
Course Fee - $1295 $1525 $950
Early Reg Fee - $1245 $1475 $900

Baltimore, MD April 12, 2010 May 12 - 14, 2010 May 17 - 20, 2010 May 10 & 11, 2010
Philadelphia, PA August 22, 2010 Sept 22 - 24, 2010 Sept 27 - 30, 2010 Sept 20 & 21, 2010
Syracuse, NY Sept 20, 2010 Oct 20 - 22, 2010 Oct 25 - 28, 2010 Oct 18 & 19, 2010

If you don't see a date or location that is convenient, please contact us and let us know.
We can schedule additional classes during the year.

Course Payments Through Paypal

We can now accept credit card payments on-line for our courses. You can use the links below to pay for courses using PayPal.

We Accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express Paypal
Accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and PayPal.

Please do not use these payments until you have been confirmed as a registered student.
Course Early Registration Normal Registration Deposit
Introductory RF and Microwaves

RF and Microwave Receiver Design

RF Power Amps Classes A-S

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2010 Course Brochure and Registration Form

Click below to download the "Wireless Courses for 2010" brochure which includes the course registration form.

Wireless Courses for 2010 (pdf)

Standard RF and Microwave Courses

Introductory RF and Microwaves Course

This 3 day* course is an introduction to the exciting field of RF and Microwaves. It is intended for engineers, managers and technicians who need to be introduced to the particular aspects of RF and Microwave signals and the associated testing and measurement procedures. Includes hands on lab exercises utilizing common equipment and test setups.

*This 3 day course includes 1 day of RF measurement lab exercises. If conditions exist where test equipment is unavailable during the scheduled course dates, the course will be shortened to 2 days for $1150.

RF and Microwave Receiver Design

This is a 3 1/2 day course covering many aspects of RF and microwave receivers from a system design viewpoint. Understand the receiver requirements and how to flow the requirements to circuit design level and back. A must for anyone involved in specifications, receiver design, RF circuit design, and microwave system development. The material applies to all types of receiver design, from commercial wireless designs to defense-related RF and microwave systems. An example receiver design will be followed throughout the course and includes hands on use of computer software to aid the development process.

RF Power Amplifiers, Classes A thru S:
How the Circuits Operate, How to Design Them, and When to Use Each

There are at least 10 classes of RF Power Amplifiers, and several combinations of these classes. This 2-day course provides a detailed explanation of the various classes of RF Power Amplifiers, and where each class is used in today's wireless designs. Amplifier Classes A through S are defined and clearly explained, including the advantages, disadvantages, applications, and circuit topologies for each Class. If you are involved in using or designing RF Power Amplifiers for today's wireless designs, then this course will help you use the right Class of RF Power Amplifier for the right application.

Wireless Engineering - for Designers

Temporarily on Hold - Please contact us if you are interested in this course

This is an introductory course in actual design, providing what is needed to design competitive devices for the wireless field. It covers fundamental principles and techniques essential for the linear design of matching circuits, filters, and amplifiers. Students alternate between lectures and hands-on simulations of the circuit techniques presented, providing them actual design experience. Without this course, an engineer could spend years before acquiring the design perspective to be gained in just 5 days of this training.

Phase Lock Loops and Frequency Synthesis for Wireless Design

Temporarily on Hold - Please contact us if you are interested in this course

In this short course the fundamentals of analysis, design, and modeling of phase lock loops will be covered without intimidating mathematics. Phase noise and how it affects system performance, for both analog and digital modulation formats will be discussed. Phase lock loop frequency synthesis finds uses in a myriad of wireless applications - from local oscillators for receivers and transmitters to high performance RF test equipment. The various components that make up the phase lock loop design; including oscillators (crystal, voltage controlled), dividers, phase detectors will be examined and interaction among the various pieces will be discussed. Real world problems such as power supply noise, shielding, grounding and isolation will be covered throughout the course.

We can Provide Courses at Your Company Location!

We can provide some of our Wireless Design Courses at YOUR company location. Below is a quick estimate of the cost to provide one or more Wireless Design Courses at your location. Please contact us for an exact quote and to schedule a mutually convenient time for us to help educate your personnel!
Course Length of Course Course Fee
(includes textbook)
Additional Fees Minimum #
of Students Needed
Introductory RF and Microwaves Course 3 Days $1245/student -- 8
RF and Microwave Receiver Design 3 1/2 Days $1475/student -- 8
RF Power Amps, Classes A-S 2 Days $900/student -- 8
Wireless Engineering - for Designers 5 Days $14,900 up to 10 students Instructor expenses 10

Purchase Course Notes

We have received many requests from people who were not able to attend our most recent Wireless Design Courses. So we have decided to offer the option to purchase the course notes for some of our standard courses. The lecture materials themselves are very good quality. However, some of the lecture notes do not have the wording around them as in a text book to explain all the information that is provided in the classroom. What we will do is sell the course materials, and include up to 1 hour of phone consultation with our instructors along with the course materials. The phone consultation would be provided in case you would like us to answer any questions about the notes. Our pricing would be as follows:

Course notes are copyrighted and cannot be copied and/or distributed without our permission.

Introductory RF and Microwaves

Course Notes: $250.00 (Includes 1 hour of phone consultation, and Lecture Notes). Shipping and Handling are extra.

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RF and Microwave Receiver Design

Course Notes: $350.00 (Includes 1 hour of phone consultation, Lecture Material, Problem Statement, and Problem solution). Shipping and Handling are extra.

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