October 16, 2018

Sponsored by: EDI CON USA



Life at the Low End

By Eric Bogatin

We usually associate problems with the power distribution network (PDN) as from excess VRM noise, or from transient current draw from the core or I/O drivers. But some failures can arise from the dull, boring, mundane problems at DC. Read about Altium’s findings from their survey and how to address these issues.



Samtec Announces Acquisition of PCI

Samtec announced the acquisition of the assets and going-forward business relationship of Precision Connector, Inc., or PCI. PCI specializes in the design and manufacture of precision RF and microwave coaxial connectors and brings over 25 years of design experience in the RF/Microwave industry to the Samtec team.

EDI CON Outstanding Paper Awards

Outstanding Papers Take the Stage at EDI CON USA 2018

EDI CON USA announced the finalists in the Outstanding Paper Awards competition for 2018. Winners will be announced on Thursday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Frequency Matters Theater on the show floor. Read the announcement to see who the finalists were.


Sierra Circuits


Power Integrity Workshop

By Sierra Circuits

Steve Sandler, an internationally recognized power expert, developed this in-depth, 2-day hands-on workshop to provide you with the fundamentals of Power Integrity. You’ll learn why it is important and how to design for it, measure it and troubleshoot it.


Last Chance to Pre-Register for EDI CON USA

This year, the event takes place October 17-18 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The conference will feature Eric Bogatin’s High Speed Digital Symposium, EDI CON University tutorials, panels, technical sessions, and workshops with hands-on techniques covering SI, PI, EMC/EMI, as well as RF and microwave topics. The exhibition floor will be open both days, complete with exhibitors and demonstrations and panels in the Frequency Matters Theater on the show floor. Join us for learning, networking, keynotes, and the opportunity to see the latest products in SI, PI, EMC/EMI, RF, and microwave. Get 30% off conference pass admission with the code: #EDICON18 or a free EXPO pass.

Upcoming Webinars

Keysight Webcast

Keysight Webcast, A Practical Guide to Signal Integrity: Basic Analyses and Concepts

This webinar will analyze a typical high-speed channel with several different approaches: mixed-mode S-parameters, eye diagram metrics, time domain reflectometry (TDR) and single pulse response. For an engineer new to designing serial links such as PCI Express, it is essential to recognize that the signal can contain spectral content to tens of gigahertz. Learn more and register.


Analysis and Verification of DDR3/DDR4 Interfaces

DDR3/4 DRAM Memory is one of the last remaining parallel interfaces in current industry standards. It is expected to stay parallel (as the "dinosaur" of interface definitions) for the next generation of memory. Design and especially verification and debugging of the interface is a difficult task due to several specialties of DDR signaling, which will be covered in this webinar.

Noisecom, R&S USA, Signal Microwave

PAM4 Jitter, Noise, and BER Analysis

In this seminar techniques for analyzing the performance of PAM4 transmitters and receivers will be discussed. After a brief review of the PAM4 scheme, we dive into jitter and noise analysis of three eye diagram PAM4 signals including the key transmitter diagnostic and compliance tests. We then turn to receiver tolerance testing for both diagnostics including techniques for generating stressed PAM4 signals and measuring both the symbol and bit error ratios.



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