Signal Integrity Webinar Series
Title: High-Speed Digital Field Visualization of Currents and Crosstalk
Date: August 15, 2017
Time: 8am PT / 11am ET
Sponsored by: CST - Computer Simulation Technology
Presented by: Yuriy Shlepnev, President and Founder of Simberian Inc.
Digital PCB and packaging interconnects operating at double digit Gbps data rates are usually designed formally with the minimization of the losses and reflections while maintaining the localization of each link. Can we understand better the major signal degradation effects by literally looking at the electromagnetic fields and current densities? This webinar is intended to introduce some basic concepts of interconnect behavior through the 3D visualization and animation of electromagnetic fields, currents and power flow densities. We begin with visualization and explanation of skin-effect, current crowding and field localization in simple single and coupled strip and microstrip transmission lines. The effects of some discontinuities in the reference plane will be visualized. Animation of currents and power flow density in vertical transitions such as vias and launches will be used to illustrate the localization principle and coupling effects.
Who should attend:
Signal integrity engineers and engineering managers interested in a deep understanding of how interconnects work.
Learn how to use visualization of electromagnetic fields, currents and power flow in the interconnect design. Understand where currents and power flow in uniform interconnects, what happens if reference conductors are compromised, and how traces and viaholes become coupled.
Yuriy Shlepnev is a member of the Signal Integrity Journal Editorial Advisory Board & President and Founder of Simberian Inc., where he develops Simbeor electromagnetic signal integrity software. He received M.S. degree in radio engineering from Novosibirsk State Technical University in 1983, and the Ph.D. degree in computational electromagnetics from Siberian State University of Telecommunications and Informatics in 1990. He was principal developer of electromagnetic simulator for Eagleware Corporation and leading developer of electromagnetic software for simulation of signal and power distribution networks at Mentor Graphics. The results of his research are published in multiple papers and conference proceedings.