December 15, 2016
You would think that interconnect design for RF applications and high-speed digital applications would be very similar. After all, the upper frequency range of the applications are similar. But here is why that is not the case.
Resonant Test Structures: Primer and Signal Integrity Applications
In this paper, we introduce a special class of resonant structure - the Beatty Standard - along with other classic resonators. We examine closely the resonant Beatty Standard, its impedance profile, loss characteristics, and its application to printed circuit board material property extraction.
Evaluation of Gallium Nitride HEMTs for VRM Designs
This paper is not about the improvements that GaN HEMT offers, as not much has been written on this topic. It address the migration path and the complexities that might be faced in attempting to migrate current state-of-the-art designs from the existing Si MOSFET devices to the current generation of GaN HEMT devices.
Cables not only transfer the power needed to run electrical equipment, but also the data signals needed to operate them. To prevent errors and device failures, the same attention must be paid to the choice and installation of the cabling as is paid to the rest of the system.
Steve Sandler of Pico Test and Heidi Barnes of Keysight teach this short course on Power Integrity given at EDI CON USA 2016 - this is two part video on demand course about 2 hours in length (Part I about 90 minutes, Part II about 30 minutes).