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Overcoming Signal Integrity Channel Modeling Issues

In this article, John Baprawski reviews various issues when using S-parameter files to represent the channel in a SerDes system channel simulator. Stepping through several detailed examples, he demonstrates how paying close attention to the quality of the S-parameters allows you to have confidence in the derived SerDes design eye diagrams and other analysis methods. 


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The Ultimate Power Rail Noise Measurement

Do I really need to use a power rail probe to measure ripple and noise? Power rail probes are single ended, so does that mean I can only monitor one power rail at a time? Are there other, more affordable options available? In this blog post, Steve Sandler answers to these questions and more.


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Fixing Signal Integrity Issues in Software

In this article, Donald Telian shares an excerpt from his new book, “Signal Integrity, In Practice,” exploring how optimizing SES both fixes problems and improves system performance. He posits it’s crucial for hardware and SI engineers to understand how to optimize SES; read on to see why he attributes such importance to it. 


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High Bandwidth Connectors: Sorting Out What Matters

Exceeding the speed limit is the theme of this issue of Signal Integrity Journal (SIJ), and nowhere is speed more of a design concern than for connectors. As connectors get smaller and denser while handling faster speeds, there is a significant chance that signal interference and crosstalk will increase. The following is a compilation of everyone’s thoughts on what’s new, what’s real, and what we should be worried about.


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How Interconnects Work: Bandwidth for Modeling and Measurements

Modeling and measurement of digital serial interconnects is usually done in the frequency domain. That means that the minimal and maximal frequencies (or bandwidth) should be defined even before the analysis or measurement begins. This post introduces a simple and practical way to identify the bandwidth with a numerical analysis of defects in a single bit (SBR) or single symbol response (SSR).


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