RF System Design Considerations

Separate from component design are the block-diagram level requirements to make a system operate properly.

Training Courses on RF/High Speed PCB Design


Besser Associates

Besser Associates offers courses that either focus exclusively on RF PCB design or include discussions of design techniques along with other topics (such as EMC/EMI troubleshooting).

New! You can now sign up for Rick Fornes' RF and High Speed PCB and EMI Design Fundamentals course (classroom video recording) right here on RFMentor Academy. Use your existing RFMentor account to purchase one part at a time (8 parts total) for the same price as taking the whole course at once! Each part is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours long and you will receive 60 days access. 

Online RF Technology Certification


Besser Associates

This online program has been designed for applications, production, manufacturing engineers and technicians as well as other professionals who need to have a solid background in the fundamentals of working with RF and wireless products. This four part program provides a thorough understanding of RF analytical tools, communications signals, RF devices and test instruments. Starting with basic analytical tools such as the decibel scale, S-parameters and the Smith Chart, this program covers test instrumentation, RF components, and modulation.

Electronic Warfare and Radar Systems Engineering Handbook


Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division

This public-domain book provides concise descriptions of concepts related to RF, radar, microwave components, and more.

This handbook is designed to aid electronic warfare and radar systems engineers in making general estimations regarding capabilities of systems. This handbook is sponsored by the NAVAIR Director of Electronic Warfare/Combat Systems Department.

PCB Design Toolkit


Saturn PCB Design, Inc.

Software for Windows PC's with multiple calculators for PC board parameters.

The Saturn PCB Toolkit is the best resource for PCB related calculations you can find.
It incorporates many features that PCB designers and engineers are in regular need of like current capacity of a PCB trace, via current, differential pairs and much more. Please download our PCB Toolkit today for free and enjoy!

Live and On-Demand RF/Wireless Courses from Besser Associates


Besser Associates

On-demand courses are now available from Besser Associates. Tutorials and courses range from one to eight hours in length. Topics include:

  • GaN Power Amplifiers
  • EMC/Shielding/Grounding Techniques for Chip & PCB Layout
  • Introduction to Radio Receivers
  • RF Technology Certification
  • Introduction to Impedance Matching
  • RF and Wireless Made Simple On-demand


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