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June 18, 2019

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Efficient Sensitivity-Aware Assessment of High-Speed Links Using PCE and Implications for COM

By Torsten Reuschel, Ömer Yildiz, Jayaprakash Balachandran, et al.

While a channel may pass a test, the remaining margin and thus its resilience against geometry or material variation in production may not be observable. However, such variations are critical because they may impede the performance or cause high volume manufacturing (HVM) products to fail. This coalition of authors has developed and demonstrated a polynomial chaos expansion (PCE) flow to analyze a full-featured 100GBASE-KR4 link starting from geometry specification to Channel Operating Margin (COM) margin at the receiver. Read on to see their award winning paper on the subject.

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Tektronix Launches New Oscilloscopes: 3 Series MDO and 4 Series MSO

Tektronix introduced two new oscilloscopes to its portfolio: the 3 Series MDO mixed domain oscilloscopes and 4 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscopes. The new products feature touchscreen user interfaces, the largest and highest resolution displays in their classes and sleek designs for cramped lab benches.

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New High-Speed Interconnect Analyzer from Teledyne LeCroy

Teledyne LeCroy introduced its WavePulser 40iX high-speed interconnect analyzer, a capable solution for complete interconnect testing and validation. The WavePulser 40iX is the ideal single tool for high-speed hardware designers and test engineers to characterize and analyze interconnects and cables for high-speed serial protocols.


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EDI CON Online Will Reach Global Audience

The Electronic Design Innovation Conference and Exhibition (EDI CON) announced that this year, in conjunction with Microwave Journal (MWJ) and Signal Integrity Journal (SIJ), it will host an online, interactive event for high frequency and high speed design engineers on September 10-12, 2019. The interactive technical sessions will occur at no cost to attendees, and sponsors will have the opportunity to present workshops and keynote sessions as part of the daily schedule.


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PAM4 Makes S-parameter Accuracy Critical!

Focusing on 56+ Gb/s PAM4 applications, we show why accurate measurements of the system S-parameters are now absolutely critical in component design, system implementation, and testing for both compliance and hardware debug. The biggest problems are caused by the channel--its frequency response, loss, and reflections--all of which are best described and evaluated in terms of S-parameters. After a short, conceptual review of differential S-parameters, we discuss ISI (inter-symbol interference) and crosstalk. Equalization of ISI in the presence of FEC presents all new problems and crosstalk becomes a major PAM4 signal impairment. Learn more and register today.


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