Barry K. Gilbert received a BSEE from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) and a
Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis,
MN). He is currently Director of the Special Purpose Processor Development Group,
directing research efforts in high performance electronics and related areas.
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.