Mr. Elya B. Joffe, Electromagnetic Solutions Ltd., Israel, is teaching this 5-day advanced design course for high-speed PCB’s covering theory and design for meeting EMC and Signal Integrity objectives.
All EMI problems begin and end on the Printed Circuit Board. In recent years, PCBs have become increasingly complex. The use of high density VLSI on the one hand, combined with the increased processing speed and data rates on the other hand, have led to the increased density of the circuits.
The use of high speed/high edge rate digital circuits, along with the need for low power consumption, have contributed to higher electromagnetic emissions from circuits, on the one hand, and increased sensitivity of the circuits on the other, leading to Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) problems.
A special problem is that of Signal Integrity (SI). For the adequate control of EMI, strict international standards and regulations have been developed worldwide. These standards require the suppression of electromagnetic emissions from circuits and systems, and their increased immunity to externally induced interference. The proper design of PCBs is a cost effective approach for the control of EMI in high-speed circuits.