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Module 4: RF Fundamentals - RF Impairments

Module 4 of RF Fundamentals covers impairments to RF communications, specifically noise and interference. In this module, we cover:

  • Thermal Noise (also called KTB Noise) and how it is related to Noise Figure and Noise Floor
  • How noise is related to Bandwidth
  • Carrier to Noise Ratio and Carrier to Interference Ratio and how those need to be satisfied in order for RF communications to work
  • Questions to confirm knowledge of the topics throughout the module, followed by a quiz at the end to test student knowledge
Created For
  • Wireless Technicians
  • Base Station OEMs
  • Tower Companies
  • Field Engineers
  • Installers
  • Site Managers
  • Understand RF Theory behind technology like Spectrum Analysis and Line Sweeping
  • Gain facility with math related to RF technologies
  • Build a framework of RF knowledge to interpret the value of innovations in RF
  • Gain vocabulary to interact more productively with RF engineers and experts
  • Correct any misconceptions you may have picked up along the way about RF technology or science
  • Learn instrument functions more quickly by knowing why they are designed the way they are
Course Agenda
  • What is an RF Impairment
  • What is Noise
  • What is Noise Figure
  • What is Noise Floor
  • How are Noise, Noise Figure and Noise Floor related
  • What is Carrier to Noise (C/N) Ratio
  • What is the symptom of inadequate C/N Ratio
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RF Fundamentals: RF Impairments—Module 4


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