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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling
2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed
formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit
design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at
the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps
while tying up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got
Mail" when a new message arrived...
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RF Cafe Forums closed its virtual doors in 2012 mainly due to other social media
platforms dominating public commenting venues. RF Cafe Forums began sometime around
August of 2003 and was quite well-attended for many years. By 2010, Facebook and
Twitter were overwhelmingly dominating online personal interaction, and RF Cafe
Forums activity dropped off precipitously. If the folks at
phpBB would release a version with integrated
sign-in from the major social media platforms, I would resurrect the RF Cafe Forums,
but until then it is probably not worth the effort. Regardless, there are still
lots of great posts in the archive that ware worth looking at.
Below are the old forum threads, including responses to the original posts.
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Post subject: What is RFIC Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:49 pm
Im an RF Engineer mostly experienced in board design
and RF system.
soon. i will have an interview for a RFIC Engineer.
Can anyone explain what is RFIC ?(other then abbreviation...)
What do you think i need to learn for that interview ?
Post subject: Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:18 am
RFIC --> RF design using integrated circuit (IC) technologies.
Thus, I would think you should know something about the process
technology you will be designing in (CMOS, SiGeCMOS, GaAs) and its associated
advantages/disadvantages. Also, one should probably study up on realizing
distributed components in ICs. By this I mean how to realize such things
as a Wilkinson power divider using integrated lumped elements and spiral
inductors using active devices.
subject: Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:52 am
If you have an interview
to be an RFIC designger and do not even know what the acronym means
then you are in trouble.