RF Mentor Academy Subscription

RF Mentor Academy Subscription

Introducing subscription online access to expert content from Besser Associates!

  • Bundle pricing: access multiple "Web Classroom" courses for a fixed subscription price
  • Premium tutorials: rotating selection of one-hour content from the retail catalog (more in-depth than free/sponsored content)
  • Early access: access the latest course material before anyone else

Value Added

The subscription content will typically include at a minimum two or three full-length “Web Classroom” courses available during a one-year period. Each course is valued at a retail price of $695.

Example Web Classroom courses (see current subscription catalog for availability):

  • Phase Noise and Jitter
  • EMC/EMI Shielding and Grounding for Chip and PCB Layout
  • GaN Power Amplifiers
  • Power Amplifier ABC's Course

Premium Tutorial Webinars

As part of your paid subscription, you will have access to our Premium Tutorial Webinars. The subscription model allows the instructors to present premium content without restrictions. Premium Tutorial Webinars are a product, not an advertisement.

Current Premium Tutorial Webinars include:

  • What Will 5G Be?
  • Satellite Communications
  • Introduction to Receivers
  • Digital Modulation

Upcoming Premium Tutorial Webinars (subject to change):

  • Error Detection and Correction
  • Adaptive Filters and GSO
  • AGC using Control Theory
  • Probability for Digital Communications
  • Spread Spectrum and Anti-jam
  • Direction Finding using 3-Dimensional Interferometers
  • Global Positioning System GPS

Blogs and Short Videos

Hear the latest from our experts in the field. What they’re working on, their perspectives on developing techniques and technologies via the subscription blog. Available exclusively to RF Mentor Academy paid subscribers.

Two Ways to Sign Up

Subscriptions cost US$995.00 for a one-year (365 day) term. Subscriptions are for individual use only and are not transferable. Sign up in either of two ways:

1.) Purchase your subscription right here on the Besser Associates website (follow the "Register Now" link). We will setup your RFMentor account and Academy subscription within 1 business day.

2.) Setup your account on the RFMentor.com website yourself. Once you are logged in, purchase the subscription at RFMentor Academy. When your purchase is complete, your subscription will be automatically activated.

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Sign up for courses as you like using the subscription catalog.

Current Subscription Content

Here are the courses and tutorials that are currently available with your $995 one-year subscription:

Web Classroom Courses:

  • EMC/EMI Shielding and Grounding for Chip and PCB Layout
  • Power Amplifier ABC's
    Available Fall, 2019*

* Subscribers will be able to participate in the live web-classroom courses - ask questions in real-time or via email, etc.

The RF and Wireless Made Simple online course is also included with subscription access.

Tutorial Webinars:

  • What Will 5G Be?
  • Satellite Communications
  • Small Signal Amplifiers
  • Introduction to Receivers
  • Power Amplifier ABC's (one-hour tutorial version)

Visit the subscription catalog at RF Mentor Academy for more information.

Courses and tutorials available in the RF Mentor Academy Subscription program.

Digital Modulation Webinar

Learn the basics of digital modulation from instructor Scott Bullock in this one-hour webinar.

EMC/EMI Shielding/Grounding for Chip and PCB Layout

Five 90-minute sessions. This seminar discusses techniques for identifying the sources of unwanted coupling and radiation, and systematic approaches for their minimization. This course is available as part of the RF Mentor Academy subscription.
Besser Web Classroom

Introduction to RF/Wireless Receivers

Besser Associates instructor Scott Bullock presents a tutorial webcast on Introduction to Receivers.
Topics covered in the webinar include:
  • Parts of the Receiver
  • Image Frequency
  • LNA's
  • Mixer Spur Analysis
  • High/Low Level Mixers and Intermodulation
  • Phase Noise
  • Filters/Group Delay
  • Dynamic Range
  • AGC
  • Minimum Discernible Signal
  • Tangential Sensitivity

Power Amp ABC's Course

Five 90-minute sessions. This course will be presented live May 6-10, 2019. Join the course for information on how to attend the live meetings.
This course aims to bring participants up to speed on the basics of RF power amplifier design and operation in the shortest possible amount of time. Considerable attention is devoted to defining, classifying, and improving the efficiency and linearity of power amplifiers. Numerous design examples are provided for participant exploration. 

Power Amp ABC's Webinar

One-hour webinar. Instructor Allen Podell gives a brief overview of the basics of RF power amplifier design.

RF and Wireless Made Simple

Learn how to speak engineer…or at least understand them!

…and learn at your own pace.…

RF/Wireless Small Signal Amplifiers

Instructor Bob Froelich presents a one-hour tutorial webcast on Small Signal Amplifiers.
This presentation includes the following topics:
  • Small-Signal Applications
  • Small-Signal Performance Metrics
  • Gain
  • Noise Figure
  • Distortion
  • Power Consumption
  • DC Bias

Includes prototype online self study guide

Satellite Communications

This one-hour webinar provides an overview and introduction to the unique issues related to space-terrestrial comms links.
Topics include:
  • General Satellite Operation
  • Satellite two-way communications
  • Modulation
  • Types of Satellite Orbits
  • Ground Station Antennas and Feeds
  • G/T, Equivalent Temperature, Link Budget
  • Multiple Access, Cost
  • Types of Satellites used for Communications
  • Future Predictions and Upgrades, TDRS

What Will 5G Be?

This webinar will provide an overview of areas 5G will address.  We will begin with a discussion on the shortcomings of present day cellular systems to highlight the items needing to be addressed in 5G.  Provide the overall 5G goals and pillar use cases as defined by ITU.  Several deployment options will be provided and summary of the 3GPP scenarios provided.