The Ultimate Crash Course for RF Transceiver Fundamentals

Nowadays, having a deep understanding of wireless communications enhances the career prospects of electrical and electronics engineers.

  • Are you fascinated by the world of wireless communications and eager to explore its underlying principles?
  • Are you having difficulty comprehending the complexities of modulation, transceiver architectures, and digital communication techniques?
  • Are you seeking for a comprehensive course that can assist you in mastering the fundamental skills required for wireless communication systems?

     

Look no further than “The Ultimate Crash Course for RF Transceiver Fundamentals” – The final course in The Tao of Phasor Series.

The aim of this course is to provide a simplified and easily understandable approach to RF transceiver and digital communications.

 

This course encompasses the fundamental knowledge required to gain entry into the field of RF transceivers and digital communications:

  • With high-quality content and insightful lessons, you’ll have a solid foundation in RF transceivers and digital communications.
  • Our focus is not just on the HOW, but also on the WHY and the evolution of analytical methods in this field.
  • We will highlight the crucial factor – the time-varying phasor,  in comprehending RF signals and systems.
  • We will present specific examples of modulated signals and their conversions in frequency to provide a clear understanding.
  • Without difficult math!

 

By the end of this course:

  • You’ll have a solid foundation in wireless transceiver architecture, modulators, and demodulators. To name a few, linear transmitter, linear receiver, polar transmitter, polar recevier, I/Q modulator and demodulator, DSB/SSB modulator, etc.
  • You’ll learn the purposes of VCOs, phase-locked loops, mixers, power amplifiers, and low-noise amplifiers, etc.
  • You’ll learn about thec concepts of modulation techniques such as AM, FM, PM, amplitude shift keying (ASK), phase shift keying (PSK), quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM), OQPSK, pi/4-QPSK, MSK, etc.
  • You’ll learn the practical application of the Hilbert transform, analytic signals, and phasing techniques.
  • You’ll also gain a practical understanding of pulse shaping and optimum receivers.
  • You’ll be well on your way to mastering the art of wireless communications.

 

Join us on this journey and discover the fun parts of RF transceivers and digital communications!

 

Course Highlights:

  • Development of Radio Transmission
  • What is Modulation?
  • Spark-Gap Transmitter
  • Fessenden  and Continuous Wave
  • Vacuum Tube
  • Armstrong
  • The Key to Radio Downsizing
  • Why Modulation?
  • Modulation and Transmitter
  • Amplitude Modulation (AM), Frequency and Phase Modulation (FM and PM), and Angle Modulation
  • Linear Modulation and Complex Envelope
  • Linear Modulator (IQ Modulator)
  • Linear Transmitter
  • Polar Transmitter
  • Demodulation and Receiver
  • Linear Demodulation
  • Linear Receiver
  • Polar Receiver
  • Modulated Spectrum
  • Double-sided and Single-sided Spectrum
  • Double sidebands (DSB) Spectrum of AM Signals
  • DSB and SSB Spectrum of Upconverted Signals
  • Spectrum of PM & IQ-modulated Signals
  • Complex Envelope
  • Envelope Simulation
  • Definition of Hilbert Transform
  • Transformation of a Cosine Wave
  • Spectrum Efficiency
  • A Simple Analytical Signal
  • Analytical Signal of a Modulated Signal
  • Phasing Techniques
  • Can Digital Signals Be Transmitted?
  • QPSK
  • Symbols
  • Constellation Diagram
  • BPSK and 8PSK
  • QAM
  • Pulse Shaping
  • Inter-symbol Interference (ISI)
  • OQPSK and pi/4-QPSK
  • Optimum Receiver
  • Digital Signals in Transceivers


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