RF Terminology and Fundamentals

Course 275

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Summary

  • RF Wave Characteristics
  • The History of Radio
  • The Wireless Spectrum and Regulation
  • An Overview of Radio Architectures
  • RF Wave Characteristics
  • Understanding Complex Impedances and admittances
  • Transmission Lines and their Characteristic Impedance
  • RF Languages: dB, dBm, dBi, dBd, ERP
  • Power-flow and traveling waves
  • Large Signal RF Parameters: VSWR and Power
  • Small Signal RF Parameters: Return loss and mismatch loss