good times and bad, keeping your technical skills honed is essential
to advancement and even survival. There is a lot of competition
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Engineering careers are getting to be more and more a game of survival
of the fittest... and strongest.
Your best defense against aggressors
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attending workshops and seminars, and participating in the online
forums. Social networking on sites like LinkedIn help provide inroads
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The companies listed here provide exactly the types of
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ISO 9001:2000 certified.
120+ slide tutorial on 3rd Generation
Mobile Wireless Systems, in
PDF (2 MB)
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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.
Analog Design Fundamentals
An introduction to analog circuit design Part 1: Transistors and
Elementary Circuits, by PlanetAnalog
22 archived and even live seminars, absolutely FREE!by National
Applying S-Parameters to Amplifier Design
Part 1 of an 8-part
series by Joseph F. White (JFW) in Microwaves & RF magazine.
/ London, UK
AudioCourses 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
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Located in Minneapolis, MN, the Bakken Museum hosts an amazing collection
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415-949-3300 / Los Altos, CA
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
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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
On the UMTS World website.
International Engineering Consortium online tutorial.
database of schools with wizards for finding the right college and
College of Engineering - University of Illinois - Online
800-252-1360 / Urbana-Champaign
and computer science online - Our distance learning program offers
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You do not have to be admitted to graduate school to enroll in our
distance learning courses.
A global online
study community (bulletin board) comprised of students and teachers
helping each other understand how to solve problems for mathematically-based
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Dual-Polarized Antennas - Basics of
International Engineering Consortium
3G Americas website
Electrical Engineering Training Series
A host of EE training material available in print, CD, or free download
in PDF format - courtesy of Integrated Publishing.
of Java applets from Johns Hopkins University.
International Engineering Consortium
RF / microwave
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
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we design and manufacture antennas unlike any other antennas in
the world. Custom designs available.
International Engineering Consortium
Heathkit Educational Systems
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.
BrainMass, the global community of graduate-level students, teachers
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IEEE Communications Society Tutorials
This 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 Solutions
+972-3-5160763 / Tel Aviv, Israel
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
Java Applets for Engineering Education
A project funded by the National Science Foundation William Devenport,
Rakesh Kapania, Kamal Rojiani, Kusum Singh (PIs).
LBA Group, Inc
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
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
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to Radar, Radar Displays, Uncertainty, World Wide Web.
Learning RF/Wireless Production Testing
Over 2+ 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
This interactive 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
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
Maxwell's Equations Primer
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.
R.A. Wood Associates
/ Utica, NY
Engineering consulting services, computer automated
test design & development, engineering prototypes & low
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specifications, wireless system design, custom software program
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Radio & Electronics School
This place has an incredible collection of useful items that includes
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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,
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Cadence's 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
Online webcast from National Instruments
Satellite Communications History
From the NASA website.
SHF Communication Technologies
Smart Antenna Systems
International Engineering Consortium
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.
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
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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
Top 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.
University 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.
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Your 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 applications.