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Online Panel: What’s New in Oscilloscopes


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5/31/24 11:00 am to 12:15 pm EDT

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Signal Integrity Journal Webinar Series

Title: Online Panel: Challenges for 224 Gbps Systems

Date: May 31, 2024

Time: 8am PT / 11am ET

Sponsored by: Quantifi Photonics, Siglent, Rohde & Schwarz USA, RIGOL and Teledyne LeCroy

Panel Participants: Eric Bogatin (University of Colorado Boulder - moderator), Dr. Klaus Engenhardt (Quantifi Photonics), Chris Armstrong (Siglent), Mike Schnecker (Rohde & Schwarz USA), Gary Simonton (RIGOL) and Dr. Patrick Connally (Teledyne LeCroy)

A scope today is not your father’s scope with a CRT screen and knobs that directly control resistor settings. All modern scopes are digital storage oscilloscopes (DSOs) with advanced analog front ends, high-performance ADCs integrated function generators, and software that manipulates the raw measurements to turn them into meaningful information. This panel brings together the leading industry experts to offer a perspective of what a modern scope offers the engineer, from novice to expert, and provides a window of insight into measurements. You will hear about the latest capabilities of scopes and where they will be in the going in the future. Prof Eric Bogatin moderates this panel.

Moderator: Eric Bogatin, Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Panelist: Dr. Klaus Engenhardt, Director of Broadband Products, Quantifi Photonics
Panelist: Chris Armstrong, Director of Marketing, Siglent
Panelist: Mike Schnecker, Business Development Manager, Rohde & Schwarz USA
Panelist: Gary Simonton, Senior Applications Engineer, RIGOL Technologies USA
Panelist: Dr. Patrick Connally, Product Architect, Teledyne LeCroy

Panel Participant Bios:

Moderator – University of Colorado Boulder

Eric Bogatin, Professor

Eric Bogatin is currently a Professor in the ECEE dept at University of Colorado, Boulder, where he teaches courses on PCB design, signal integrity and systems engineering. He is also the technical editor of the Signal Integrity Journal and a Fellow at Teledyne LeCroy. Bogatin received his BS in physics from MIT and MS and PhD in physics from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He has held senior engineering and management positions at Bell Labs, Raychem, Sun Microsystems, Ansoft and Interconnect Devices. He has written 15 technical books in the field and presented classes and lectures on signal integrity worldwide.

Quantifi Photonics

Dr. Klaus Engenhardt, Strategic Technologist

Dr. Klaus Engenhardt is currently Director of Broadband Products at Quantifi Photonics and has over 20 years’ experience working at the leading edge of test and measurement.

He was previously the Principal Technology Lead and Program Manager for Integrated & Silicon Photonics at Keysight Technologies, and held the roles of Chief Technology Officer (EMEA), and Principal Engineer and System Architect for high-speed electro-optical test instrumentation at Tektronix Inc., where he was also acknowledged for enabling a tier-1 customer to bring silicon-photonics technology to market.

He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Oregon and has been a regular participant in international standards and industry organizations (OIF, IEEE, EPIC), and maintains a strong interest in the advancement of Integrated Photonics as a technology platform for communication applications.


Chris Armstrong, Director of Marketing

Chris Armstrong is the Director of Marketing at SIGLENT Technologies. Chris brings more than 22 years of experience in test & measurement from sensitive measurement applications to multipurpose benchtop test to integrating complete systems controlling instrumentation across a number of platforms. Chris has obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Toledo and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

Rohde & Schwarz USA

Mike Schnecker, Business Development Manager

Mike Schnecker has a BS from Lehigh University and an MS from Georgia Tech, both in electrical engineering. His experience in the test and measurement industry includes applications, sales and product development and he has specialized in signal integrity applications using oscilloscopes and other instruments. Prior to joining Rohde & Schwarz, Mr. Schnecker held positions at LeCroy and Tektronix. While at LeCroy, he was responsible for the deployment of the SDA series of serial data analyzers.


Gary Simonton, Senior Applications Engineer

Gary Simonton is a Senior Applications Engineer with RIGOL Technologies USA. Gary is a new member of the RIGOL team, joining RIGOL in early 2024 after spending 15 years at Tektronix. While at Tektronix, Gary worked as an Applications Engineer and Product Marketing Engineer in the High-Performance Scopes group. As a real-time scope specialist, with specific emphasis in High-Speed Serial compliance applications, Gary understands the challenges that customers face, and the solutions that RIGOL can provide. Gary started his professional career as a Test Engineer with Picosecond Pulse Labs, after serving six years in the United States Air Force as a Nuclear Weapons Specialist. He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Portland State University.

Teledyne LeCroy

Dr. Patrick Connally, Product Architect

Dr. Patrick Connally is a Product Architect with Teledyne LeCroy’s oscilloscope division. His work involves product definition of high-bandwidth oscilloscope platforms and signal analysis methodologies, primarily for high-speed serial communications applications. He has worked in the test equipment industry since 2009, and holds a B.Eng from the University of Galway and a PhD from Queen's University Belfast.

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