Donald Telian, SI Consultant, SiGuys – Donald Telian celebrates 40 years of SI pioneering with the publication of his book “Signal Integrity, In Practice.” With tens of thousands of high-speed serial links in production across hundreds of design teams and projects, he successfully helps customers migrate to next-generation data rates again and again. Widely known as the SI designer of the PCI Bus and the originator of IBIS Modeling, Donald has taught SI techniques to thousands of engineers in more than 15 countries. He can be reached at siguys.com.
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.
Understanding and minimizing discontinuities is increasingly important as serial links become both shorter and faster. Applying the old edge rate to roundtrip relationship to the modern era, Donald Telian in this article offers a rule-of-thumb to help gauge which interconnect structures, and hence discontinuities, to care about – and to what degree.