Kevin Kershner

Kevin Kershner, in 16 years with Keysight, has held multiple roles as an application engineer and digital system specialist. He has experience using oscilloscopes, BERTs, and logic analyzers to test electrical standards such as USB, DisplayPort, DDR, MIPI, and various forms of Ethernet. Kevin earned his Bachelors of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UCLA in 2005.


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Noise in Traffic: Signal Emulation for Automotive Apps

DesignCon 2023 Best Paper Award Winner

Automotive applications present new challenges to high-speed serial technology. Asymmetric, multi-gigabit signaling between sensors, processors, and displays in the unique noise environments of both electric and internal combustion engine vehicles create new problems for signal and power integrity engineers. This paper introduces the signal impairments required for receiver testing in the emerging automotive standards like ASA, MIPI's A-PHY, Automotive Ethernet, and more. Standards specify different sources of noise in different ways, some in the form of time evolutions, others as spectra. This paper focuses on techniques for generating and calibrating each noise source while describing advanced de-embedding techniques and addressing test equipment limitations.

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