Introduction to Radio Receivers

Course 261

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This web class presents an overview of the radio receiver. Individual functional blocks are broken out and discussed with an emphasis on their impact to system performance. Key receiver specifications are explained.

This course is typically a live one hour online event but the recording can be made available on demand and online to support students requiring a more convenient viewing time. For on demand students, simply register online or by contacting the office and you will receive the login details for 30 day access to the recording..

This course is intended for registered individual students only. Please contact us for group rates at or 650-949-3300. Recording, copying, or re-transmission of classroom material is prohibited.

Learning objectives

Upon completing the course you will be able to:

  • Understand key receiver performance parameters
  • Describe the various functional blocks that comprise a modern radio receiver

Target Audience

Managers, engineers, sale representatives, and technicians who are new to radio receiver systems and would like an introduction to the subject.


The Radio Receiver
 • Typical Block Diagram • Low Noise Amplifier - LNA • Image Frequency • Frequency Conversion - Mixers • Spur Analysis • Intermodulation Performance • Phase Noise • Filters • Group Delay • Dynamic Range • Spur-Free Dynamic Range SFDR • Intercept Point - IP3 • AGC • Minimum Discernable Signal MDS • Tangential Sensitivity - TSS