January 29, 2019

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Target Impedance Is Not Enough

By Larry Smith, Steve Sandler, and Eric Bogatin

Target impedance has become a standard tool when designing a power distribution network (PDN). It establishes a limit to the highest impedance the power rail on the die should see looking into the PDN. If the PDN impedance stays below this limit, even the worst-case transient current from the die will generate an acceptably low rail voltage noise.


Ten Golden Rules of EMC

By Eric Bogatin

At a recent talk I gave in the Detroit region, I had the pleasure of meeting Joanna McLellan, an EMC consultant. I noticed on the back of her business card a list of her 10 Golden Rules of EMC. These are all simple, concise principles everyone should know.


News Feature1

Lever Actuated Spring Pin Socket for BGA320

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a BGA socket addressing high performance requirements for micro controller unit - CBT-BGA-6084. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions. This socket can be used for hand test and temperature cycling as well as debugging application in development and device characterization.

News Feature2

Analyzing Frequency Response Using Bode Plots with Oscilloscopes

Analyzing the frequency response of a device using Bode plots is available now for selected Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscopes. With a new software option, users can analyze the response to frequency changes from 10 Hz up to 25 MHz without any additional piece of equipment and at a fraction of the price of dedicated solutions.




5G: Higher Frequencies!

By Rogers Corporation
Frequencies at 28 GHz and higher will soon be used in Fifth Generation (5G) wireless communications networks. 5G infrastructure will depend on low-loss circuit materials engineered for high frequencies, materials such as RO4835T™ laminates and RO4450T™ bonding materials from Rogers Corporation. Learn more.

DesignCon 2019

Win a Library at DesignCon!

By Janine Love
Learn how you can win a library and see what's in store for you at this year's Signal Integrity Journal booth (T2) at DesignCon. See you in Santa Clara!



Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz Power Integrity Test

Today’s highly integrated electronic devices use smaller voltage levels and, as a result, require much smaller ripple levels on the power rails for reliable operation. The challenge is in being able to measure very small mV level signals riding on 1 to 3 V power rails accurately. This video addresses this measurement using the R&S RTE oscilloscope with its low noise front end and fast update rate which allows quick and accurate measurements of peak to peak ripple voltages.


Keysight Technologies, How to Solve Signal Integrity Problems: The Basics

In this video, we will show you how to use basic signal integrity (SI) analyses such as eye diagrams, S-parameters, TDR and single pulse response to solve signal integrity problems. The video links you to an example ADS workspace already set up with the essential SI simulations. Watch now.



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