Boot Camp – The Art of Signal Integrity Analysis

Tue. January 29| 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Ballroom G

Pass Type: Boot Camp Pass

Track: 14. Modeling & Analysis of Interconnects

Audience Level: Introductory

Session Type: Boot Camp

Description: This course focuses on fundamental aspects of signal integrity. It will start by characterizing common passive components of a system (vias, connectors, cables) using measurement and simulation. Then, the channel will be evaluated both in frequency and time domains. Students will be shown how to isolate measured components from test fixtures using de-embedding techniques. We will correlate the measurement and simulation results using cascaded s-parameters. Finally, an eye-pattern of the entire equalized channel will be generated. At the end, the student should be able to see the relationship between each individual component of a channel and the final channel performance.

Attendees will need to bring their own laptops and will be provided with software to load at the beginning of the boot camp. The source code will be in Matlab and the compiled version will be usable for Windows. Attendees will not need to have Matlab running on their laptops in order to follow the instructions. Some source code will be used to show how things are calculated and, even though Matlab is not needed to understand it, it will be useful if possible.



Takeaway: The students will be exposed to fundamental simulation, measurement, and system level aspects of signal integrity analysis from both passive and active perspectives. Specifically, they will be able to identify, simulate and evaluate the key components in a high-speed channel, and recognize the components' impact in the overall high-speed channel performance.


Speakers

Davi Correia

Davi Correia

Signal Integrity Engineer

Carlisle IT

Role: Speaker

Jason Elllson

Jason Elllson

Signal Integrity Engineer

Amphenol

Role: Speaker

David Banas

David Banas

Signal Integrity Engineer

Haskware

Role: Speaker