Engineering Education, Bulletin Boards, Tutorials, & Courses
good times and bad, keeping your technical skills honed is essential to advancement and even survival. There is a
lot of competition for your position. It is not a sign of paranoia to constantly watch your back for people looking
for their own opportunities to advance. Engineering careers are getting to be more and more a game of survival of
the fittest... and strongest.
Your best defense against aggressors is keeping abreast of new technology and
engaging in college coursework, attending workshops and seminars, and participating in the online forums. Social networking
on sites like LinkedIn help provide inroads for applying your skills.
The companies listed here provide exactly
the types of services needed to help ensure your survival.
Comdel designs and manufactures
RF and DC power supplies and process instruments for the semiconductor, solar cell/photovoltaics, flat panel, and
industrial heating industries. Comdel products are in use worldwide by the industry's major equipment and IC fab
ISO 9001:2000 certified.
120+ slide tutorial on 3rd Generation Mobile Wireless Systems, in
PDF (2 MB) or
PowerPoint *(6 MB) formats
by Brough Turner and Marc Orange, NMS Communications.
Give your students
a head start on learning about modulation index, sidebands, frequency and time domain, and all the underpinnings
necessary for a good grounding in communications from Agilent Technologies.
An introduction to analog circuit design Part 1: Transistors and Elementary Circuits, by PlanetAnalog
and even live seminars, absolutely FREE!by National Semiconductor.
Applying S-Parameters to Amplifier
Part 1 of an 8-part series by Joseph F. White (JFW) in Microwaves & RF magazine.
+442078714760 / London, UK
is the world's largest Distance Learning Audio Recording School for Sound Engineering & Music Production.
With sound engineers, audio recording addicts and music producers from all four corners of the World and bases
in both London and Milan, our school graduates have gone on to work in every corner of the sound engineering.
Aveta Business Solutions
Six Sigma Online Black Belt, Six Sigma Online Green Belt, and Six Sigma Online Yellow Belt certifications are
becoming an expectation in the business world. Six Sigma Online unlocks the door for those whose schedule demands
a self-paced approach, rather than that of an on-site curriculum.
Located in Minneapolis,
MN, the Bakken Museum hosts an amazing collection of early gadgetry & wizardry. Working models of Franklin's
Bells (lightning detector) Leyden Jars, Tesla Coils, all with simple explanations of the phenomena.
415-949-3300 / Los Altos,
Seminars on RF/Wireless technologies presented in San Diego, San Jose, Boston, Dallas, or your company facility.
We offer significant discounts to unemployed IEEE members (we have no affiliation with IEEE).
Butterworth Filter Designer,
and Smith Chart applets.
Our goal is to provide
relevant CDMA technical training solutions by leading experts in the field. Currently, we are associated with
Qualcomm to deliver courses that cover a broad range of topics including foundational, advanced topics, network
planning, characterization and optimization.
On the UMTS
International Engineering Consortium online tutorial.
extensive database of schools with wizards for finding the right college and for scholarships.
College of Engineering - University of Illinois - Online
800-252-1360 / Urbana-Champaign
Engineering and computer science online - Our distance learning program offers
you not only complete online Master's degrees and certificates in Engineering and Computer Science, but also the
opportunity to take online classes as a non-degree student for credit or non-credit. You do not have to be admitted
to graduate school to enroll in our distance learning courses.
Continuing Education Partners Program
Education Partners, exclusively for IEEE members, offers on-line
degree programs, certifications and courses at up to a 10% discount to members.
A global online study community (bulletin board)
comprised of students and teachers helping each other understand how to solve problems for mathematically-based
subjects (e.g. Physics, Calculus, Stats, Chemistry, ME, EE, CS, etc). Cramster provides access to various types
of study material (e.g. textbook solutions, topic notes, sample problems, practice exams) created by us, indexed
from the web, or contributed by our members.
Dual-Polarized Antennas - Basics
International Engineering Consortium online tutorial.
3G Americas website
A collection of courseware by Agilent Technologies - includes cool Java animated applets.
Electrical Engineering Training Series
of EE training material available in print, CD, or free download in PDF format - courtesy of Integrated Publishing.
Huge array of Java applets from
Johns Hopkins University.
International Engineering Consortium online tutorials.
RF / microwave webinars.
presented in seven
interactive modules covering basic modulation concepts, narrowband frequency modulation, frequency modulation
versus phase modulation, basic frequency modulation parameters, and demodulation techniques by Agilent Technologies.
Frank Potter's Science Gems
Great links to great
science resources. For students, parents, teachers, scientists, engineers and mathematicians. More than 14,000
science resources sorted by category, subcategory, and grade level.
My goal is to make Fourier
series and other difficult technical subjects come to life with interactive programs. By manipulating these programs,
the equations in the textbooks become easier to understand. Also included are tutorials on Smith Chart, complex
numbers, Fourier transforms, VSWR, and more.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Engineering Short Courses. Antenna Engineering, Electronic Warfare, Modeling & Simulation, Radar, Wireless,
Infrared Technology - all taught by leading industry and academic professionals.
919-876-6220 / Raleigh, NC
Develops unique form, fit and function antennas for unique applications and requirements. Very simply, we design
and manufacture antennas unlike any other antennas in the world. Custom designs available.
Engineering Consortium online tutorials.
Heathkit of yesteryear no longer offers electronics kits, but they do offer electronics
training in many areas from basic electronics to wireless communications to computer networking.
Welcome to BrainMass, the global community
of graduate-level students, teachers and professionals. 1400+ Master's/PhD experts offer 24/7 instant expert homework
help, tutoring, essay editing help, and study guides in over 40 other subjects.
IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (WCET) Certification Program
With the IEEE WCET certification,
professionals will be able to clearly demonstrate their knowledge of wireless communication technologies to employers
or change engineering fields as new opportunities arise in the wireless industry.
IEEE Communications Society Tutorials
Enhanced Conference Tutorial Program presents a collection of recent tutorials given at ComSoc sponsored conferences
-- INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM, ICC, IM, NOMS, WCNC and ENTNET, SECON, PIMRC, CCNC . Each tutorial reviews currents
communications topics in network management and computer and wireless communications, is 2.5 to 5 hours in length,
and contains the original visuals and voice-over by the presenter.
Impedance Matching Tutorial
By Analog Devices.
INTERLLIGENT RF & Microwave
+972-3-5160763 / Tel Aviv, Israel
Established in the year 2000 by a group of former army RF &
Microwave engineers that served in the Israeli military Intelligence corps, in order to provide advanced high
quality solutions, information and services to the RF and Microwave Industry in Israel & worldwide. We are
the leading provider of RF solutions in the Israeli RF & microwave industry for training, test equipment trading
and RF development services.
|Java Applets for Engineering
A project funded by the National Science Foundation William Devenport, Rakesh Kapania, Kamal
Rojiani, Kusum Singh (PIs).
252-757-0279 / Greenville, NC
RF and wireless telecommunications industry infrastructure
products and services, resources, tools, and connections to the dynamic wireless industry and radio frequency
RF Awareness & Antenna Co-Location Training.
Las Vegas, NV
Started by owner,
Dr. David Archer, due to his experience with new engineers and technicians who required more training beyond that
provided by colleges and universities to be useful in the precision measurement field. Basic technical subjects
are covered that any engineer or technician should benefit from. DC Circuit Theory, AC Circuit Theory, RF/Microwave
concepts, Digital Circuit Elements, Semiconductor Devices, RF and Microwave Devices and Instrumentation, Passive
Waveguide Components, RF and Microwave Attenuators, Circulators, Isolators, and Directional Couplers, Math Courses,
Measurement Concepts, RF and Microwave Power and Noise Measurements, Antenna Measurement Concepts, Far-Field Antenna
Measurement, Anechoic Chamber, Near-Field and Outdoor Ranges, Open Source Software, Programming Courses, Introduction
to Radar, Radar Displays, Uncertainty, World Wide Web. FREE trial!
Learning RF/Wireless Production Testing
hours of video tutorials. More than 30 software applications. All the basic & advanced math important to test
and production engineers. Testing secrets for linear and nonlinear amplifiers, mixers & oscillators. All the
basic and advanced modulation schemes overcoming tester limitations How to test important wireless protocols RF/Wireless
Production Testing Manual: Step-by-step to becoming a top RF/Wireless engineer Secrets every test engineer wants
to know Simple yet easy to understand and implement RF matching techniques.
tutor discusses the types of fibers, modes of transmission, light sources, and more from Agilent Technologies.
RF Microwave YouTube Channel
Dr. Francesco Fornetti has posted a very nice collection of tutorials on his
RFMicrowave channel on YouTube.
AWR's Microwave Office and
Mathworks' Matlab serve as the simulation
and calculation platforms. If you are relatively new to using Microwave Office, these videos are a great way to
quickly learn where to find a lot of the parameter setting screens for building schematics and for making measurements.
Presentation are narrated and real-time annotations added on the workspace to aid in understanding the material
- much like being in a college classroom. Topics include Microstrip Line, Coaxial Line, Basics of RF Simulations,
and Introduction to AWR Microwave Office.
By Conformity magazine - follow the six links at the top of the page.
Mentoring, The Many
Faces of - IEEE
Everyone benefits when engineers teach and counsel their younger (and older) colleagues.
MIT Open Courseware
A free and open educational
resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world.
Morse Code Tutorial
Online tutorial and interactive code test by 1728 Software Systems.
Self-study training, free online seminars, symposiums & other events by Tektronix.
Professional Engineer Exam Prep
Study materials by Professional Publications, Inc.
Besser online tutorial by Richard Lyons.
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R.A. Wood Associates
315-735-4217 / Utica, NY
consulting services, computer automated test design & development, engineering prototypes & low rate manufacturing,
RF/Microwave system design & analysis, subcontract specifications, wireless system design, custom software
program development, LabVIEW software development, lectures & training classes, computer consulting services.
Software: SpurFinder®, TunerHelper®,
RFSpecTest®, PathLossSolver®, Painless Extraction®.
Equalizers on Demand
- amplitude flatteners.
Radio & Electronics School
This place has an incredible collection of useful items that includes video
and audio lessons, calculators and articles.
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This is the
world's most complete collection of information on resistors. It has info on tolerances,
circuit configurations, resistor composition, physical configurations, color and
alphanumerical codes, calculations, and just about everything else related to resistors.
free courses for helping unemployed engineers learn CAD tools - held at their training centers.
RF Cafe Quizzes
A few multiple choice quizzes
on RF engineering topics.
RF and Communications Fundamentals:
Testing RFID Technology Part I
Online webcast from National Instruments
RF & Analog Tutorials
w/Java Apps Website
This is a VERY nice collection of Java applets and some PDF format tutorials. Antenna patterns,
waveguide modes, electromagnetic wave fronts, interactive Smith chart, transmission lines, standing waves, resonant
circuits, radiation of wires, cross-talk, much more. By Amanogawa.
Satellite Communications History
From the NASA website.
SHF Communication Technologies
International Engineering Consortium online tutorial.
Tapping America's Potential
"Our goal: Double the number
of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics graduates with bachelor's degrees by 2015.
From 3G Americas.
"World's first and largest rich media source on technology." More than 2,672 tutorials on seemingly every aspect
of technology - RF, microwaves, antennas, optics, data transmission, mathematics, chemistry, physics. All presentations
are done in on. This is an incredibly extensive and well-done work.
TNT (TechNote Time) Electrical Trades Gift Store
352-522-0415 / Dunnellon, FL
Th premier Ohm's law and novelty gift store for electricians, the power
lineman, electrical engineers, electrical contractors, apprentices/students and ham radio operators! - Hundreds
of electrical themed gifts!
Online Colleges Website
The schools listed on this site are the top online colleges and online universities
in their respective fields. Just about every major course of study is covered.
Transmission-Line Fundamentals download by Agilent Technologies.
of Oxford - Department of Continuing Education
A programme of technical electronics courses taught by leading
industry and academic specialists, which vary in length from one to five days. For electronics design engineers,
antenna engineers, RF designers, PCB designers, applications engineers, test engineers, wireless and radar system
architects, signal processing designers and technical managers.
Unsolved Math Problems
chance for fame and fortune.
Fast Neutron Research Facility's Ion Beam Technology Center.
World Lecture Hall
Online course material
from University of Texas.
ZigBee Overview & Products
This course, compliments of Freescale (Motorola) discusses the ZigBee Alliance and its goals, target markets and
More than 10,000 searchable pages indexed.
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