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New RF Engineering Online Certification Coming Soon

Besser Associates is pleased to announce our newest online course Applied RF Engineering I - Circuits and Transmission Lines. This course, together with a second, system level course to be announced soon, will form the basis of our new Applied RF Engineering Certificate. The two courses together will cover a similar subject area as the RF Technology Certification program, but with a greater focus on numerical analysis and design techniques and less focus on test and measurement. The two programs are compatible in that one could either take the RF Technology Certification first and move on to the Applied RF Engineering Certification or 

Webcast Sept. 28: Mixers and Frequency Conversion

Sep 2017

Join Besser Associates and Microwave Journal magazine for a free webcast on Mixers and Frequency Conversion this September 28 at 8AM Eastern/11AM Pacific Time. This one-hour webcast will be presented by instructor Allen Podell. Frequency conversion is a critical function in all wireless systems. A key component used to accomplish this is the mixer. Designers need to understand different mixer topologies and specifications in order to meet their system requirements. This webinar provides a brief overview of frequency conversion and introduces the mixer as the component used to accomplish this function.  

New WiFi/Bluetooth Course Available

New WiFi/Bluetooth Course Available

A new course gives engineers the background knowledge needed to integrate WiFi (IEEE 802.11) and/or Bluetooth functionality into their products. WiFi and Bluetooth RF Aspects: Standards, Systems, and Measurements is a two day course that will help your team understand how the radios work, and the types of problems that can occur. Background knowledge about indoor and outdoor propagation, modulation types, OFDM, and MIMO will enable your engineers to predict how your product will perform and avoid common mistakes. Current standards such as 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth EDR and LE are covered. The course is currently available for booking on-site at your facility both in the US and internationally.

RF and High Speed PCB Course On-Demand

RF and High Speed PCB Course On-Demand

Recordings of instructor Rick Fornes two day RF and High Speed PCB and EMI Design Fundamentals classroom course can now be viewed online at your convenience anywhere you have internet access. The class has been professionally video recorded and edited into segments that can be played back on any device that supports a web browser and Vimeo video streaming (web browser is required to enable access to the video).

New mm-Wave/5G Antenna Course Coming to San Jose This August

New mm-Wave/5G Antenna Course Coming to San Jose This August

Instructor Steve Best will present his new course, 5G, mm-Wave Antenna Integration & Test Techniques, this August 21-22 in San Jose, CA. This two day course provides participants with coverage of antenna, integration, test, and propagation topics associated with millimeter Wave (mm-Wave) and 5G applications. The course provides an understanding of antenna property definitions, antenna fundamentals and considerations, antenna types and mm-Wave propagation. The course provides information on how antenna properties and propagation characteristics affect communication systems. Topics also covered include how to test and measure mm-Wave antenna performance.

Free Webcast December 6: MMIC Design Overview

Instructor Ali Darwish will present a free live MMIC Design Overview webinar with Microwave Journal Magazine this December 6th at 8AM Pacific/11AM Eastern. This webinar gives an overview of some of the practical strategies required to achieve success in the design of monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs). The following topics will be covered: The advantages and limitations of MMIC Designs. Active device modeling. Calculating the lifetime of MMICs. Modeling passive components. Preventing unwanted oscillations.