5G Training for RF Test Engineers

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As 5G changes the way the wireless engineering field operates, it is important to ensure your RF Test Engineers are trained and possess the knowledge and skills they need to deliver the best service to your customers. In this article, we discuss what type of 5G training your RF Test Engineers should receive so they are prepared to succeed.

Training All RF Test Engineers Should Receive

Before your RF Test Engineers serve your customers, they should receive the following types of specialized training from experts in the wireless engineering field. Each title below is linked to a relevant course taught by the Qualcomm Wireless Academy. Please click on each course to learn more about what it covers and its specific prerequisites.
  • 5G NR Massive MIMO and Active Antenna Systems: The course introduces Massive MIMO and its evolution. It also discusses 5G Rel 15 Massive MIMO, active antenna systems and beamforming, deployment considerations, and Massive MIMO in Rel 16 and beyond.
  • mmWave Link Budget and RF Network Design Consideration: This course begins with introducing the motivation behind and challenges of mmWave. It then discusses the propagation aspects of mmWave and the fundamentals of mmWave antenna design. It also covers link budget, output, and expectations. The course ends with explaining RF design considerations in mmWave.
  • 5G Network Planning: This advanced course introduces the UE capabilities for M-MIMO. It also discusses the QCL and TCI states, CSI-RS configuration and reporting, SRS configuration and reporting, and connected mode M-MIMO. This course is for experienced RF Test Engineers who are already familiar with the content in the Massive MIMO course outlined above.
In addition to the courses listed above, we also recommend that your RF Test Engineers enroll in log analysis workshops for topics such as 5G NR NSA Sub-6, 5G NR NSA mmWave, and 5G NR Massive MIMO.

Receive Training as an RF Test Engineer with Qualcomm Technologies

Please be in touch with us if you’re looking for 5G or other wireless training for RF Test Engineers. Your engineers can receive in-depth technical training by leading Qualcomm Technologies engineers through the Qualcomm Wireless Academy.

The Qualcomm Wireless Academy is the educational and training branch of Qualcomm Technologies, a world leader in 5G technology and wireless innovation. We provide premium training within several areas of the wireless engineering field, including 5G, LTE Advanced, C-V2X, WiFi, and more. We have courses for business professionals, engineers new to the field, and experienced wireless engineers. We also offer a corporate training program for companies looking to optimize their 5G capabilities.

Students and trainees can take many of our courses online through our eLearning program, which offers dozens of online courses for those who prefer a more flexible learning style. For more information or to sign up for a course either as an individual or a company, please reach out to us at qwa@qti.qualcomm.com.

About the Author – Vikram Malhotra

Vikram Malhotra is a Senior Director of Program Management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and oversees the Qualcomm Wireless Academy. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience within Qualcomm, much of which has involved the supervision of 5G training for engineers around the world. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the New York Institute of Technology and an MBA from San Diego State University.