Jay Diepenbrock

Jay Diepenbrock

Joseph C. (Jay) Diepenbrockis the Technical Editor of the IEEE P370 standard and a member of the editorial board of the Signal Integrity Journal.  Mr. Diepenbrock holds an Sc. B. (EE) from Brown University and an MSEE from Syracuse University.  Heworked in a number of development areas in IBM including IC, analog and RF circuit, and backplane design, then worked on the electrical specification, testing, and modeling of high speed connectors and cables.  He left IBM and joined Lorom America as Senior Vice President, High Speed Engineering, and led the Lorom Signal Integrity team, supporting its high speed product development.  He left Lorom in 2015, and is now a signal integrity consultant with SIRF Consultants, LLC.  Mr. Diepenbrock has authored or co-authored a number of technical papers, and contributed to a number of industry standards, is a Senior Member of the IEEE, was an EMC Society Distinguished Lecturer in 2013-2014, and holds 12 patents.  In his spare time, he enjoys amateur radio, playing jazz music, making furniture, photography, and volunteer and church work, with particular interest in disaster relief.  He is a member of the IEEE MOVE vehicle disaster response team and a Red Cross volunteer.

ARTICLES

Why Are There So Many Standards?

There seems to be more standards every day, and some have rumored that there is a movement to merge or consolidate some existing standards. We will examine some of the standards and how they came to be. For starters, we will limit ourselves to three main types of standards in the industry: on-board or internal, input/output (I/O), and networking. I/O and networking are similar, but networking standards typically apply to longer distance links than I/O standards. There is, as often happens, overlap between these types, and some, such as PCI-express, have standards that apply to more than one of them.


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IEEE P370: A Fixture Design and Data Quality Metric Standard for Interconnects up to 50 GHz

The fixtures used to characterize interconnects in complex systems can have a significant effect on the measured data, read on to get the background and perspective on IEEE P370. Check out this Outstanding Paper Award Winner from EDI CON USA 2018.


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The IEEE MOVE truck

Many of us are familiar with the IEEE for its technical conferences, and development and publication of technical standards.  A far smaller number of us know that it’s also a humanitarian organization, with a motto of “Advancing Technology for Humanity.”  This article is about that little-known aspect of IEEE.


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