Dr. István Novák, Principal Signal and Power Integrity Engineer, Samtec, Boston, USA, is teaching this 5-day course in Advanced High-Speed Design and Characterization.

Power distribution is becoming an increasing challenge in today's electronic designs, small and big alike.  Properly designed power distribution is a key requirement to achieve good signal integrity and to avoid electro-magnetic interference problems.

In recent years, parallel signalling rates exceeded 1000Mbps and main-stream serial signalling is in the 5-10 Gbps range; signal rise and fall times shrink to below 10 ps. 
As a result, laminate and copper characteristics, glass-weave and surface roughness, frequency-dependent trace and component parameters, inter-symbol interference (ISI), jitter and finite bit-error-rate (BER) all need to be considered. With the increasing utilization of equalization and pre-emphasis, validations even with eye diagrams may not be sufficient.

Today, equally challenging is the proper design of power distribution. A multitude of supply voltages and signalling levels come with reduced timing and noise margins. The allowed noise on signals and on supply rails decreases and the increasing density and bandwidth of interconnects inter-link the previously independent power-integrity, signal-integrity and EMC design domains. 

Course Content
Course 054 Signal and Power Integrity: Advanced High-Speed Design and Characterization
Seat Reservation
This course is currently not scheduled. If interested in the topic, please send us an email at cei@cei.se
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Dr István Novák

Principal Signal and Power Integrity Engineer, Samtec, Boston, USA

Dr. Novák is a Life Fellow of IEEE for his contributions to signal-integrity modeling, measurements and simulations. He has 40 years of experience in high-speed electronics designs as well as teaching and consulting.

Dr. Novák has been a member of the Continuing Education Institute-Europe faculty since 1992.

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