Bert Simonovich: “This is part of my cramped home basement lab to aid in PCB forensic analysis and SI model development / validation. Shown in the picture is my Celestron compound microscope, with 5 MP digital microscope camera attached, used to take cross-section photographs and measurements of PCB trace geometries. Equipment I wished I had is: a better reflected light microscope, an 18 MP USB3.0 digital microscope camera, and a Teledyne Lecroy Wavepulser 40iX TDR/S-parameter analyzer with selection of high quality cables and an ample supply of k-connectors.”  Bert is a signal integrity/backplane specialist and founder of Lamsim Enterprises. 

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