Richard B. Ericson received a BSEE from Iowa State University in Ames, IA. He is
currently a Project Engineer at the Mayo Clinic Special Purpose Processor Development
Group where he focuses on signal and power integrity research and analysis.
Recent studies indicate that the industry is nearing the precipice where plated through hole via technology has reached a limit in supporting serial links with 28 GHz Nyquist frequency requirements. At DesignCon2021, a team from the Mayo Clinic presented this paper about their work to extend the “life” of conventional PCB technology.