This application note goes to great lengths to remove the mysteries of RF. Please don’t mistake the ease with which you may grasp these basic principals for the effort required to actually execute an RF design. No, no, kiddies, don’t try this at home. At least not if your job’s on the line. The science of RF is unlike any other area of discipline in electronics. Proficient RF design requires sophisticated test equipment, years of experience, lots of money, and a big smile from Above. Fortunately, while actual RF design is quite difficult, understanding basic RF concepts is amazingly straightforward.