January 10, 2017

Sponsored by: Mentor Graphics

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Pop Quiz: When is an interconnect not a transmission line?
By Eric Bogatin

One of the first pop quiz questions I ask is “when is an interconnect not a transmission line?” I pose this because many of my students, and many engineers, have been brainwashed into thinking that an interconnect only behaves like a transmission line at high frequency and at low frequency
it looks like a capacitor.


Boosting SI performance with materials
By Janine Love

This month on the Signal Integrity Journal, we are taking a closer look at the new materials options for enhanced SI or PI performance. I recently asked Martin Cotton, director of OEM technology for the Ventec International Group, how his company saw the new materials opportunities for designers.




Learn how to make Signal integrity measurements using network analyzers
By Rohde & Schwarz



Mentor Graphics Announces DesignCon Highlights
By Janine Love

Mentor Graphics is gearing up for a strong presence at DesignCon 2017. The company will host in-depth signal integrity training at its facility on January 31st, and will be building a theater style booth (#1043) on the show floor for continuous demonstrations.


Basic Rules for Anechoic Chamber Design, Part One: RF Absorber Approximations
Vince Rodriguez, MI Technologies, Suwanee, Ga.

A two part series about the design of anechoic chambers giving a thorough treatment of the subject that could be used as a reference piece. Part one covers RF absorber approximations for rectangular far field ranges.




BER- and COM-Way of Channel Compliance Evaluation: What Are the Sources of Differences?
By Mentor Graphics



Forensic Analysis of Eye Diagrams Technical Sessions

Eric Bogatin presents 2 sessions at EDI CON USA in the Frequency Matter theater covering Forensic Analysis of Eye Diagrams.