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Post subject: Information for Entry level Rf engineer
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:50 pm
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 graduate studies.
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.
postPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:36 pm
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