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S-parameter Renormalization, The Art of Cheating

As you know, "us", Signal and Power Integrity Engineers, are full of tricks, rules of thumb, and shortcuts. These tricks mostly help us understand something, save analysis time and, why not, make us look smarter than we really are!! In that vein, seldom have I encountered a quick and dirty trick as useful and underestimated as S-parameter renormalization.


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Keysight Technologies Announces Free Signal and Power Integrity Workshop

Keysight Technologies is offering a free workshop specifically designed for signal and power integrity engineers trying to accurately model their printed circuit boards (PCBs)—a task that is now more challenging given today’s ever increasing data rates. During the hands-on workshop, titled “Keysight EEsof EDA Simulation Tools for Signal Integrity and Power Integrity,” attendees will learn about new tools in ADS 2016 that can improve PCB simulation accuracy; in particular, the pure electromagnetic-simulation-based SIPro (Signal Integrity Professional) and PIPro (Power Integrity Professional). SIPro and PIPro provide a cohesive workflow within ADS for signal integrity and power integrity applications in high-speed digital board design.


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AnDAPT Launches Adaptive Multi-Rail Power Platform AmP ICs

AnDAPT™, announced AmP™ Adaptive Multi-Rail Power Platform family, a new genre of analog power management technology heralding an innovative user paradigm for “On-Demand Power Management,” and taking analog power designs to a new level of flexibility. Users can now, on-demand, select and integrate application targeted, proven Power Components on to an AmP Platform.


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Linear Technology Demos First Wireless Battery Management System in BMW i3

Linear Technology, a leading provider of battery stack monitoring ICs for electric and hybrid/electric vehicles, is demonstrating the industry’s first wireless automotive battery management system (BMS) concept car. This wireless BMS concept car, developed by Linear’s design partner LION Smart, combines Linear’s highly accurate battery stack monitors with its SmartMesh® wireless mesh networking products in a BMW i3, replacing the traditional wired connections between the battery packs and the battery management system.


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Teledyne LeCroy Launches RP4030 Active Voltage Rail Probe and SPMI Decoder

Teledyne LeCroy launched two new products ¾ the RP4030 active voltage rail probe and an industry first MIPI System Power Management Interface (SPMI) serial decoder. The RP4030 probe measures small signal variations on a DC power/voltage rail, while the SPMI decoder monitors and correlates SPMI serial bus messages with DC power/voltage rail changes. These two products are ideal for testing line or battery-powered computing and embedded systems that use digital power management ICs (PMICs) to reduce power consumption and increase system efficiency.


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Murata Introduces DC-DC Converter With World’s Highest Power Density

Murata has announced the MYMGK series of miniature “Mono Block” type surface mount point-of-load (PoL) DC-DC converters. These non-isolated “Mono Block” type converters are available in two models, a 6 Amp and a 20 Amp. Each version is available with two output voltage range options. Typical applications for these converters include powering FPGAs and CPUs used in data, telecommunications, and networking communications equipment, and in equipment using distributed bus architecture.


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