Syed. A. Bokhari was born in Bangalore, India. He received the BE degree in Electronics Engineering from the Visveswaraya College of Engineering of Bangalore University in 1980, The M.Sc.(Eng.) degree in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India in 1982 and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Aerospace Engineering, IISc in 1986.
He is currently a Signal Integrity and EMC Architect at Fidus Systems Inc., Ottawa, Canada. Prior to this, he has held positions of Senior Member of Consulting Staff at Cadence Design Systems (Canada) Ltd., Senior Research Associate at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Research Associate at the Laboratory of Electromagnetism and Acoustics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Senior Research Fellow at IISc. He was the Technical Papers Co-Chair of the 2016 IEEE EMC Symposium in Ottawa and is the chairman of the IEEE Ottawa EMC Chapter. He received the Outstanding Paper Award in Signal Integrity at EDICON 2017 in Boston.
His areas of research interests include Printed Circuit Board design for Signal and Power Integrity, and EMC, Numerical Methods in Electromagnetics, and Miniaturized Antennas. He has many publications in these areas and holds two patents.
Uniform transmission lines are best suited for high-speed data transmission because of their broadband impedance characteristics. In some applications, a minor deviation from uniformity can help in optimizing other desired signal integrity metrics. This paper addresses some of the challenges involved with this approach.
An Outstanding Paper Award Winner at EDI CON USA 2017, this paper investigates SERDES performance in a multi-board system. The goal is to identify the cause of data transmission errors and variability between different differential pairs on the same board and between several boards. Numerical and experimental investigations are carried out on a test board supporting several interfaces operating at 16 Gbps and above, with recommendations to improve performance.