As rated by reader views, here are the Top 5, Most Read Articles on SIJ of 2022. Thank you for your continued readership; we look forward to bringing you many more great technical features in 2023 and beyond!
By Bert Simonovich
Signal integrity engineers almost always have to work with S-parameters. If you have not had to work with them yet, chances are you will sometime in your career. As speed moves up in the double-digit GB/s regime, many industry standards are moving to serial link-based architectures and frequency domain compliance limits based on S-parameter measurements.
By Donald Telian
By Eric Bogatin
Incorporating the technique of using a quiet HIGH and quiet LOW I/O pin is a simple way of opening up a small window onto what is happening with the power rail of your die. Read on to have Eric Bogatin teach you how to implement it.
By Eric Bogatin, Larry Smith and Steve Sandler
Many designs today include three different value decoupling capacitors, or when using just one capacitor, a small value like 0.1 uF. These recommendations are based on 50-year-old assumptions that do not apply today. It is time to reconsider these out of date, legacy design guidelines.
By Michael Steinberger, Donald Telian, Tsuk Michael, Iyer Vishwanath and Yanamadala Janakinadh
This Best DesignCon paper demonstrates what happens when GRVs are too distant for the data rate at hand. It describes the role and behavior of GRVs in a way that informs design and layout engineers’ intuition and engineering judgement, using practical examples.