We're going to be making some minor changes to the site soon. Look for a new streamlined menu along with better descriptions of our most popular calculators and other resources. We'll also be increasing our emphasis on providing information about training opportunities and making access to online training as convenient as possible. Our RF Mentor Academy site allows you to use your existing login to purchase online training and start right away - look for updates to that site as well. The academy site is also home to our new subscription training program.
RF Mentor Academy is available as a source of online training on RF and Wireless topics for users of RF Mentor. You can now access a continuously updated selection of courses and premium tutorials with a one-year paid subscription. Access the latest content from instructors as well as premium short tutorials. Supplement the subscription courses with additional materials available for purchase individually, as well as some free courses and study guides.
I've done some updates to a couple of calculators on the site. The Animated Reflectometer HTML5 version had a bug where the animation would be drawn with the wrong sign for values entered into the load impedance (ZL) field. The displayed numerical results were correct, but the animation would demonstrate an open circuit condition if you entered zero impedance for the load, instead of displaying a shorted condition. This has been fixed now.
These courses focus on CDMA/OFDM fundamentals as well as the techniques that have been incorporated into 5G/4G LTE/Advanced specifications. Topics covered include 5G Wireless Networks, mm-Wave Antennas, Smartphone Architecture, and more.
In this practical tip from InCompliance magazine, instructor Arturo Mediano discusses the importance of using the actual load of your device rather than substituting and equivalent resistor when testing for EMI.