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6 Common SI/PI Issues Lurking in Your Design – And How to Prevent Them


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4/29/21 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Event Description

EMA Design Automation Webcast

Title: 6 Common SI/PI Issues Lurking in Your Design – And How to Prevent Them
Date: April 29, 2021
Time: 11am PT/ 2pm ET
Presented By: Stephen Newberry, SI/PI Engineer, Shield Digital Design
Sponsored by:  EMA Design Automation


Electronics have been speeding up for decades, and there is no sign it will be slowing down in the future. As the need for faster, smaller devices continue to grow, signal and power integrity issues are becoming commonplace. Fortunately, once understood, many of these issues can be identified and corrected early in the design process.

Avoid schedule delays and stressful debugging sessions in the lab by resolving your SI/PI issues before they happen with tips and insights from industry experts during this webinar.

What you will learn:

  • What impacts characteristic impedance, common sources of errors, and how to fix them.
  • Problems that cause DC voltage drop and tips to avoid this issue.
  • What crosstalk is and how to minimize inductive and capacitive coupling between traces.
  • Why non-ideal return paths must be minimized and how to do so.
  • How to prevent package parasitic's from sneaking up on you.
  • Importance of decoupling capacitor selection and placement to minimize loop inductance.
  • How you can find and fix these issues quickly with new in-design analysis methodologies.

Presenter Bio:

Stephen Newberry is a Signal Integrity Engineer at Astranis with a B.S. in ECE from Rutgers. Along with being a father of four, he is the founder of Shield Digital Design. Shield Digital Design is a Signal Integrity and Power Integrity contracting firm handling pre-layout constraints, layout guidance, and post-layout validation. 

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