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Post subject: Information for Entry level Rf engineer
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:50
I am currently pursuing my Masters in Electrical Engineering from University of Houston.My area of
interest is RF and Microwave circuit designing.
I know a couple of designing and testing tools like Ansoft
Designer and Remcom FDTD.I have also taken courses related to RF and Microwave both in my undergrauate and
I will be graduating in FALL 2004.Hence before finding a job I wanted to know what a company
looks in for an entry level engineer in the field of RF designing.Also could you give me information about some of
the books and software tools that will help me in my pursue for a job in the above field.What I am expected to
know before entering this field of RF designing as I see most of them require experience.
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:36 pm
You should be familiar with basic concepts of RF design like S-parameters, Noise Figure, IP3 and link budget
analysis.... you should know how to design building blocks of RF circuits like: Gain Blocks, Matching Networks,
LC/Distributed Filters, VCO's, PLL's etc... familiarity with test equipment, familiarity with RF PCB layout and
design considerations of PCB layout... knowing this might give you the advantage over others who lack this
The most used design tools in the industry are: ADS, Microwave Office etc...it is a good idea
to know one of them, but if your background includes the tools you mentioned, then it is easier to learn a new
one, as they are all doing the same but only looks a little bit different.
Good luck, :-D