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April 16, 2019

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The 2-Port Shunt-Thru Measurement and the Inherent Ground Loop

By Anto Davis and Steve Sandler

When you make a 2-port shunt through measurement using a commercial vector network analyzer the measurement includes an undesirable ground loop. Left uncorrected, the ground loop introduces significant errors. This paper shows how to solve this problem.


BER- and COM-Way of Channel Compliance Evaluation: What are the Sources of Differences?

By Vladimir Dmitriev-Zdorov, Cristian Filip, Chuck Ferry, and Alfred Neves

We analyze the computational procedure specified for Channel Operation Margin (COM) and compare it to traditional statistical eye/BER analysis. There are a number of differences between the two approaches, ranging from how they perform channel characterization, to how they consider Tx and Rx noise and apply termination, to the differences between numerical procedures employed to convert given jitter and crosstalk responses into the vertical distribution characterizing eye diagrams and BER.

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Teledyne LeCroy Introduces WaveRunner 9000 Oscilloscopes with 15.4” Display and Industry’s Deepest Toolbox

Teledyne LeCroy introduced its WaveRunner 9000 Series mixed-signal oscilloscopes. The WaveRunner 9000 Series offers the deepest toolbox and the most complete collection of serial data debug and validation solutions, making it well suited for embedded system, automotive, and EMC/EMI test applications.

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Cadence Introduces Clarity 3D Solver, Delivering Unprecedented Performance and Capacity for System Analysis and Design

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. entered the system analysis and design market with the announcement of the Cadence® Clarity 3D Solver, which delivers gold-standard accuracy with up to 10X faster simulation performance and unbounded capacity compared to legacy field solver technology.




The Fast Track to PCIe 5.0

Sponsored By Keysight Technologies Inc.
Data center operators must embrace next-generation technologies to support the response times and bandwidth requirements of 5G and IoT. 400GE requires faster memory and faster serial bus communications. PCIe 5.0 is on track for release in 2019. Are you ready? Download the white paper to discover more.

EDI CON China 2019

EDI CON China 2019 Event Summary

By Pat Hindle
EDI CON China 2019 returned to Beijing and the Chinese National Convention Center (CNCC) April 1-3 with an exhibition of 100 industry-leading companies as well as a technical conference that included 2 and a half days of technical presentations, workshops, panels and featured keynote talks. See the photo gallery here.


Webinar Happening Today at 11am EST:

Rohde & Schwarz

Understanding SNDR and All that Goes Into It

In this seminar, we’ll use the Signal to noise and dispersion ratio measurement as a lab to understand not only SNDR, but the important quantities that go into it and many other measurements: pulse response and how it relates to features of interconnects like transfer functions and impulse response as well as ISI (inter-symbol interference); waveform fitting, fit deviations, and signal distortion; and measurement of the steady state voltage and pulse peak. In the process, we’ll see exactly how SNDR compares electrical signal strength to the combination of random noise and harmonic distortion. It's not too late to register, join us!


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