Wireless Evolution of the Radio Link

Half Day Wireless Course

Instructor: Jonathan Levine

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm EDT

Online via WebEx

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$229 non-member

Earn 0.3 IEEE Continuing Education Units

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Course Description

This exciting half day course will revisit the fundamental theories behind how wireless signals are created.  From there, numerous techniques describing how information is carried across these radio waves will be described.  Finally, the course will match these radio transmission techniques with the technologies used in the past, today, and those planned for the future of the wireless industry.  Please join us for an exciting ride through the evolution of commercial wireless radio systems.

Takeaways from this course:

  • Learn how to calculate the peak theoretical capacity of any wireless channel
  • Understand the key variables to improving wireless channel capacity
  • Revisit the definition of radio modulation types from including AM, FM, PM, OFDM, etc
  • Learn how an antenna works and define various antenna types and associated applications
  • Relate radio architecture function and evolution to the various systems deployed today; WiFi, 2G, 3G, 4G, and beyond
  • Understand the keys to optimal radio network performance

Who Should Attend

It can be challenging to keep up with the ever-changing Radio Access Networks (RANs) that provide the wireless link to communications equipment. Fortunately, this course will arm you with the knowledge to understand these changes from various perspectives including: architecture, standards evolution, and technology innovation.  Engineers, team leaders and technology enthusiasts may take this course to improve your understanding of the wireless radio link and prepare you to be a part of its continued evolution.


Wireless Evolution of the Radio Link

Jonathan Levine

Director of Engineering, Mobilitie LLC, IEEE WCP

Jonathan Levine currently holds the position of Director of Engineering for Mobilitie LLC based out of Chicago, IL. In his current role he is responsible for leading engineering design and driving the technical deployment process for wireless network evolution. His particular focus is on high density 4G/5G network deployment and next generation form-factor innovation. Prior to his current role, he spent over 10 years with U.S. Cellular. His latest role there was Member of Technical Staff for U.S. Cellular's Technology Development Group where he was responsible for the evolutionary architecture and functionality of the Radio Access Network (RAN). The RAN consists LTE, EVDO, GSM, and CDMA technologies based on both the 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards groups. Before that, he served in the USAF as a member of the 264th Combat Communications Squadron from 1999-2005. His commercial wireless engineering career began in 2005 after completion of his BSEE from Northern Illinois University. Jonathan also holds a MSEE from the Illinois Institute of Technology (2008) and is an IEEE WCP.

Course Content

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • The Need for Wireless Evolution
  • The Radio Link Defined
  • Analog and Digital Transmission Techniques
  • Antenna Technology
  • Access Technologies & Standards
  • Spectrum Considerations
  • Small Cells
  • Radio Optimization Approaches

Course Materials

Each registered participant receives a copy of instructor slides and access to the recording of the course for 15 business days after the live lecture. Earn 0.3 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating.

Course Cancellation and Refund Policy: 

Requests for online course cancellations must be received 3 business days prior to the course date for a full refund. Once course materials have been shared with a participant, a cancellation request and refund cannot be accommodated.

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