December 21, 2016
Since the dawn of the web, RF and the internet have been hopelessly intertwined. We use RF to access the internet, and the internet to explain RF to friends and family over the holidays — "Oh, you work with microwave ovens?"
Don't see the connection? Try turning your smartphone to airplane mode and shutting off your Wi-Fi. Though search engines vanish in airplane mode, you can certainly consult a myriad of "old school" resources for answers, including:
Thankfully, for those answering holiday questions about hinterplexers, the world is digital. There's an app for slide rules, and turning off airplane mode opens up a whole new world of online RF resources for the engineer, the product marketer and the uncle who thinks RF is the newest boy band.
There are as many web-based resources for understanding RF as flavors of GaN. While some provide general information on the industry, companies and products, others focus on standards and regulations critical to future technologies, like 5G.
Need a place to start? Here are a few online RF resources, and who I’d recommend them for:
And for explaining RF to friends and family this holiday? Try our For Dummies® books.
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