Etch Factor Impact on SI & PI

Wed. January 30| 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM | Ballroom D

Pass Type: 2-Day Pass, All Access Pass, Alumni All Access Pass

Track: 14. Modeling & Analysis of Interconnects

Audience Level: Introductory

Session Type: Technical Session

Description: High frequency losses, crosstalk, impedance discontinuities, DC losses etc. are some of the physical phenomena that make us, SI/PI engineers spend most of our time. The slanted etch characteristics of traces called etch factor, affects all the above. This study will show how important or not is this effect for different types of applications. With the objective to provide simple guidelines to the practitioner engineer, we'll look at many cases where the etch factor plays a role, ranging from the effect on traces at high speed, to the effect on heavily perforated planes at DC for current distribution.

Takeaway: We will show how important or not is the etch factor effect for different types of applications. We'll look at many cases where the etch factor play a role, ranging from the effect on traces at high speed, to the effect on heavily perforated planes at DC for current distribution.


Speakers

Gustavo Blando

Gustavo Blando

Sr Hardware Engineer

Samtec Inc

Role: Speaker

Scott McMorrow

Scott McMorrow

CTO

Samtec Inc

Role: Speaker

Ethan Koether

Ethan Koether

Hardware Engineer

Oracle

Role: Author

Istvan Novak

Istvan Novak

Samtec

Role: Speaker