Signal Integrity

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The Reports of Copper’s Death May Be Exaggerated

About 150 years ago the first stable transatlantic cable was laid and messages were sent between Ireland and Newfound­land over copper. The data rate on this cable was not even 1 bit/sec, it was 0.1 bit/sec. Concerns over the cable reliabil­ity and the slow data rate led some to believe copper was doomed as a communication media for these long cables.


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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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