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DesignCon Best Paper Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the educational goals of the DesignCon program. Papers are judged both on the merits of the written document and on the quality of their presentation. The awards serve to acknowledge the authors who receive them as leading practitioners in semiconductor and electronic design. The awards also provide incentive to authors to produce high-quality DesignCon papers and present them in a lucid and compelling manner.

DesignCon Best Paper Awards recipients are selected through a two-step process. The first step is a review of the full-length papers accepted for the current year's program. Members of the DesignCon Technical Program Committee rate these papers based on quality, relevance, impact, originality, and lack of commercial content, which determines the finalists. While selection as a finalist for a DesignCon Best Paper Awards is a notable achievement in itself, winners are then chosen from the finalists based on the quality of their presentations as judged by attendee feedback collected during the conference.

An additional “Early-Career Best Paper Award” was introduced in 2020. The goal of this award is to encourage and recognize excellence in the challenging task of creating a technical paper. Papers where the lead author has a maximum of seven years of professional experience are nominated as finalists, and one is chosen as the Early-Career Best Paper Award winner based on attendee ratings of the presentations.

 

2024 Best Paper Award Winners and Early-Career Best Paper Award Winner

200+ Gbps Ethernet Forward Error Correction (FEC) Analysis

Cathy Ye Liu, Broadcom Inc.


A Heuristic Approach to Assess Anisotropic Properties of Glass-reinforced PCB 

Lambert (Bert) Simonovich, Lamsim Enterprises Inc.


A Novel PCB Footprint for Double-Sides Press-fit Stacked Optical Module Application

Shuxiang Li, Cisco System Inc.
Greg Fu, Cisco System Inc.
Yuanzhi Xu, Cisco System Inc.
Hong Wu, Cisco System Inc.
Mengjie Hu, Cisco System Inc.
Yongchao Ji, Cisco System Inc.
Stephen Scearce, Cisco System Inc.


Are 1.0 mm Precision RF Connectors Really Required for 224 Gbps PAM4 Verification?

Brandon Gore, Samtec Corporation
Richard Mellitz, Samtec Corporation
Andrew Josephson, Samtec Corporation
Francesco de Paulis, University of L’Aquila
Luis Boluña, Keysight Technologies
John Calvin, Keysight Technologies
Rick Rabinovich, Keysight Technologies
Mike Resso, Keysight Technologies


Design, Simulation, and Validation Challenges of a Scalable 2000 Amp Core Power Rail

Steve Sandler, Picotest.com
Benjamin Dannan, Signal Edge Solutions
Heidi Barnes, Keysight Technologies
Idan Ben Ezra, Broadcom Semiconductors
Yu Ni, Monolithic Power Systems


Impact of Finite Interconnect Impedance Including Spatial and Domain Comparison of PDN Characterization

Ethan Koether, Amazon
Kristoffer Skytte, Cadence
John Phillips, Cadence
Shirin Farrahi, Cadence
Julia Van Burger, Samtec
Joseph Hartman, Oracle
Mario Rotigni, retired
Jason Miller, Amazon
Gustavo Blando, Samtec
Istvan Novak, Samtec


Practical SI EM Simulator using Neural Language Models

Hyunwook Park, Missouri S&T
Yifan Ding, Missouri S&T
Ling Zhang, Zhejiang University
Natalia Bondarenko, Cisco
Hanqin Ye, Cisco
Brice Achkir, Cisco
Chulsoon Hwang, Missouri S&T


System Design Methodology, Simulation and Silicon Validation of a 224Gbps Serial Link

Priyank Shukla, Synopsys
Ayal Shoval, Synopsys
Saeid Sadeghi-Emamchaie, Synopsys
Stewart Robson, Synopsys
Marc-Andre LaCroix, Synopsys
Dirk Pfaff, Synopsys


2024 Early-Career Best Paper Award Winner

Applying Techniques of Transfer and Active Learning to Practical PCB Noise Decoupling

Morten Schierholz, Hamburg University of Technology
Youcef Hassab, Hamburg University of Technology
Ihsan Erdin, Celestica Inc.
Jayaprakash Balachandran, d-Matrix Corp.
Christian Schuster, Hamburg University of Technology

2023 Best Paper Award Winners and Early-Career Best Paper Award Winner

3D Connection Artifacts in PDN Measurements

Ethan Koether, Amazon
Kristoffer Skytte, Cadence
John Phillips, Cadence
Shirin Farrahi, Cadence
Joseph Hartman, Oracle
Sammy Hindi, Ampere Computing Inc
Mario Rotigni, STMicroelectronics
Gustavo Blando, Samtec
Istvan Novak, Samtec


Data-Driven PAM4 SerDes Modeling with Generative Adversarial Network

Yongjin Choi, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Priyank Kashyap, North Carolina State University
Wenzhen (Shawn) Sun, Tektronix
Muhammad Saad Chughtai, Tektronix
Chris Cheng, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Pual Franzon, North Carolina State University


Designing the Best Reference Transmitter for Serdes Testing: AWG vs BERT

Stefan Moosburger, BitifEye
Anton Unakafov, BitifEye
Alexander Schmitt, BitifEye
Julien Henaut, BitifEye
Afshin Attarzadeh, BitifEye
Ransom Stephens, Ransom’s Notes


Finite Element Modelling of Copper Foil Loss from AFM Measurements

Yanice Baidouri, Circuit Foil
Benoît Wittmann, Circuit Foil


How to Design Secured Power Delivery Network (PDN)of Cryptographic Devices: Challenges, Evaluation Methods, and Solutions

Youngwoo Kim, NAIST/JST CREST/ Sejong University
Fujimoto Daisuke, NAIST/ JST CREST
Shinpei Wada, NAIST
Taiki Kitazawa, NAIST
Yuichi Hayashi, NAIST/ JST CREST


Noise in Traffic: Signal Emulation for Automotive Apps

Yash Pathak, BitifEye
Parthasarathy Raju, BitifEye
Valentina Unakafova, BitifEye
Anton Unakafov, BitifEye
Julien Henaut, BitifEye
Kevin Kershner, Keysight
Alexander Schmitt, BitifEye
Ransom Stephens, BitifEye


Rigorous Correlation Methodology for PCIe Gen5 & Gen6 DSP Based IBIS-AMI Models

Adrien Auge, Alphawave Semi
Michael Klempa, Alphawave Semi


Statistical BER Analysis of Concatenated FEC in Multi-Part Links

Richard Barrie, University of Toronto
Ming Yang, University of Toronto/Alphawave SEMI
Anthony Chan Carusone, University of Toronto/Alphawave SEMI


2023 Early-Career Best Paper Award Winner

Data-Efficient Supervised Machine Learning Technique for Practical PCB Noise Decoupling

Morten Schierholz, Hamburg University of Technology
Ihsan Erdin, Celestica Inc.
Jayaprakash Balachandran, Cisco Inc.
Christian Schuster, Hamburg University of Technology

2022 Best Paper Award Winners and Early-Career Best Paper Award Winner

224Gbps-PAM4 End-to-End Channel Solutions for High-Density Networking System

Jenny Xiaohong Jiang, Intel Corporation
Mike Peng Li, Intel Corporation
Ed Milligan, Intel Corporation
Yee Lun Ong, Intel Corporation
John Medina, Intel Corporation
Qian Ding, Intel Corporation
Hsinho Wu, Intel Corporation
Masashi Shimanouchi, Intel Corporation
Kemal Aygun, Intel Corporation
Stas Litski, Intel Corporation
Sandeep Mada, Intel Corporation


A New Challenge for Neuromorphic Computing Systems: From Off-chip Interconnects to On-chip Interconnects

Taein Shin, KAIST
Hyunwook Park, KAIST
Seongguk Kim, KAIST
Keunwoo Kim, KAIST
Keeyoung Son, KAIST
Joungho Kim, KAIST


A Processing-In-Memory on High Bandwidth Memory (PIM-HBM): Impact of Interconnect Channels on System Performance in 2.5D/3D IC

Seongguk Kim, KAIST
Hyunwook Park, KAIST
Taein Shin, KAIST
Daehwan Lho, KAIST
Keeyoung Son, KAIST
Keunwoo Kim, KAIST
Minsu Kim, KAIST
Joonsang Park, KAIST
Joungho Kim, KAIST


Current Limitation and New Method to Accurately Estimate Reference Signal Jitter for 100+ Gbps 802.3 and OIF/CEI Interference Tolerance Test

Masashi Shimanouchi, Intel Corporation
Mike Peng Li, Intel Corporation
Hsinho Wu, Intel Corporation


Deep Reinforcement Learning-based Channel Flexible Equalization Scheme: An Application to High Bandwidth Memory

Seonguk Choi, KAIST
Minsu Kim, KAIST
Hyunwook Park, KAIST
Haeyeon Rachel Kim, KAIST
Joonsang Park, KAIST
Jihun Kim, KAIST
Keunwoo Kim, KAIST
Daehwan Lho, KAIST
Jiwon Yoon, KAIST
Jinwook Song, Samsung Electronics
Kyungsuk Kim, Samsung Electronics
Jonggyu Park, Samsung Electronics
Joungho Kim, KAIST


IBIS-AMI Modeling and Correlation Methodology for ADC-Based SerDes Beyond 100 Gb/s

Aleksey Tyshchenko, SeriaLink Systems
David Halupka, SeriaLink Systems
Richard Allred, MathWorks
Tripp Worrell, MathWorks
Barry Katz, MathWorks
Clinton Walker, Alphawave IP
Adrien Auge, Alphawave IP


Imitate Expert Policy and Learn Beyond: A Practical PDN Optimizer by Imitation Learning

Haeyeon Rachel Kim, KAIST
Minsu Kim, KAIST
Sungwook Choi, KAIST
Jihoon Kim, KAIST
Junsang Park, KAIST
Keeyoung Son, KAIST
Hyunwook Park, KAIST
Subin Kim, Samsung Global Technology Research (GTR)
Joungho Kim, KAIST


Proper Ground Return Via Placement for 40+ Gbps Signaling

Michael Steinberger, MathWorks
Donald Telian, SiGuys
Michael Tsuk, MathWorks
Vishwanath Iyer, MathWorks
Janakinadh Yanamadala, MathWorks


2022 Early-Career Best Paper Award Winner

Integration-based Method for Surface Roughness Modeling of Copper Foils

Yuanzhuo Liu, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Yuandong Guo, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Chaofeng Li, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Xiaoning Ye, Intel Corporation
Kim DongHyun, Missouri University of Science and Technology

2021 Best Paper Award Winners and Early-Career Best Paper Award Winner

A Case Study in the Development of a 112 Gbps-PAM4 Silicon & Connector Test Platform

Jean-Remy Bonnefoy, Samtec
Ted Ballou, Samtec
Istvan Novak, Samtec
Gustavo Blando, Samtec
Scott McMorrow, Samtec
Raj Mahadevan, Alphawave IP


Cost Effective Power Integrity Methodology for Integrating Next-Generation High-Speed Ips

Raj Mohan Mondal, Intel Corp.
Praveen B. Pai, Intel Corp.
Ashwini Anil Kumar, Intel Corp.
Vishram S. Pandit, Intel Corp.
Kinger Cai, Intel Corp.


End-to-end IBIS-AMI Modeling & Simulations of Electrical/Optical Links

Qing Xu, Ranovus Inc.
Hongtao Zhang, Xilinx Inc.
Jackson Klein, Ranovus Inc.
James Whiteaway, Ranovus Inc.
Simon Gebrewold, Ranovus Inc.
Claus Dorschky, Ranovus Inc.
Mike Koehler, Ranovus Inc.
Dylan Logan, Ranovus Inc.
Christoph Schulien, Ranovus Inc.
Hojjat Salemi, Ranovus Inc.
Jeff Hutchins, Ranovus Inc.
Georg Roell, Ranovus Inc.
Yohan Frans, Xilinx Inc.
Geoff Zhang, Xilinx Inc.


From Simulation to Production: An In-Depth Look at Designing & Productizing GDDR6x, the World’s First PAM-4 Memory Interface

Sunil Sudhakaran, NVIDIA
Tim Hollis, Micron Technology, Inc.
Arash Zargaran-Yazd, NVIDIA
Zuhaib Sheikh, NVIDIA
Daniel Lin, NVIDIA
Baal Yang, NVIDIA
Russell Newcomb, NVIDIA
Gautam Bhatia, NVIDIA
Robert Bloemer, NVIDIA
Virendra Kumar, NVIDIA
Yujeong Shim, Google
Ronny Schneider, Micron Semiconductor
Mani Balakrishnan, Micron Semiconductor
Maksim Kuzmenka, Micron Semiconductor
David Ovard, Micron Technology, Inc.


Global Optimization of Wireline Transceivers for Minimum Post-FEC vs. Pre-FEC BER

Ming Yang, University of Toronto
Shayan Shahramian*, Huawei Canada
Henry Wong, Huawei Canada
Peter Krotnev, Huawei Canada
Anthony Chan Carusone, University of Toronto
*Now with Alphawave IP


Holistic Power Supply Induced Jitter Accumulation Response Surface Modeling for HBM Chiplet Interconnect System

Hing “Thomas” To, Xilinx Inc.
Nitin Srivastava, Xilinx Inc.
Ajay Kumar Sharma, Xilinx Inc.
Wui Hung “Eric” Moo, Xilinx Inc.
Changyi Su, Xilinx Inc.
Juan Wang, Xilinx Inc.


Innovative Designs for Optimizing 112G+ BGA Fan-Out & Connector Footprint Crosstalk

Jinlong Li, ZTE
Cherie Chen, TE
Peng Zach, TE
Bi Yi, ZTE
Zhongmin Wei, ZTE
Yu Bi, ZTE


Neural Language Model Enables Extremely Fast & Robust Routing on Interposer

Minsu Kim, KAIST
Hyunwook Park, KAIST
Seonguk Choi, KAIST
Haeyeon Rachel Kim, KAIST
Seongguk Kim, KAIST
Keeyoung Son, KAIST
Keunwoo Kim, KAIST
Daehwan Lho, KAIST
Kyunjune Son, KAIST
Subin Kim, Samsung Electronics
Joungho Kim, KAIST


SNDR Analysis & Its Impacts on Link Performance

Hsinho Wu, Intel Corp.
Marianne Nourzad, Intel Corp.
Zuoguo Wu, Intel Corp.
John Y. Yang, Intel Corp.
Xiaoshu Zhao, Intel Corp.
Masashi Shimanouchi, Intel Corp.
Mike Li, Intel Corp.


2021 Early-Career Best Paper Award Winner

Analysis of Electro-Static Discharge to Through-Silicon Via

Zhekun Peng, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Wei Zhang, Missouri University of Science and Technology
DongHyun Kim, Missouri University of Science and Technology

2020 Best Paper Award Winners and Early-Career Best Paper Award Winner

Chip-Level Design

Real Time On-Die Power & Thermal Profiling for Machine Learning Design Applications

Hing "Thomas" To, Xilinx Inc.
Nitin Srivastava, Xilinx Inc.
Ajay Kumar Sharma, Xilinx Inc.
Wui Hung "Eric" Moo, Xilinx Inc.
Changyi Su, Xilinx Inc.
Juan Wang, Xilinx Inc.
Ed C. Priest, Xilinx Inc.


Accurate IBIS-AMI modelling of DSP-Based 56G Ethernet Transceivers & Successful Hardware to Model Correlation

Priyank Shukla, Synopsys
Kevin (Kai) Li, Synopsys
Ayal Shoval, Synopsys
Ismael Duron Rosales, Synopsys


Board/System-Level Design

Industry-Leading High Bandwidth Memory Interface Solutions for Inference/AI

Billy Koo, SAMSUNG Electronic
Soo-Min Lee, SAMSUNG Electronics
Kwanyeob Chae, SAMSUNG Electronics
Juyoung Kim, SAMSUNG Electronics


Accurate Simulation & Measurement Correlation of Power Supply Noise Coupling & Induced Jitter for High-Speed SerDes

Xiaoping Liu, Intel Corporation
Wendem Beyene, Intel Corporation
Jihong Ren, Intel Corporation
Shiva Prasad Kotagiri, Intel Corporation
Joseph Kho Boon Hock, Intel Corporation
Chor Kuen Yeow, Intel Corporation
Dong-Myung Choi, Intel Corporation


Self-Evolution Cascade Deep Learning for SerDes Adaptive Equalization

Bowen Li, Xilinx Inc.
Brandon Jiao, Xilinx Inc.
Chih-Hsun Chou, Xilinx Inc.
Romi Mayder, Xilinx Inc.
Paul Franzon, North Carolina State University
Geoffrey Zhang, Xilinx Inc.


Serial Link Design

Signal Integrity Characterization of Via Stubs on High Speed DDR4 Channels

Benjamin Dannan, Diversey Inc.


End-to-end FEC Performance Analysis for Multi-Part PAM4 Systems

Xiaoqing (Amanda) Dong, Xilinx Inc.
Chunxing (Nick) Huang, Zhongzeling Electronics
Geoff (Geoffrey) Zhang, Xilinx Inc.


Power & RF Design

Current Distribution, Resistance & Inductance in Power Connectors

Adam Gregory, Samtec
Clement Luk, Samtec
Gary Biddle, Samtec
Gustavo Blando, Samtec
Istvan Novak, Samtec


System Level Radiated Emission Mitigation at High Frequencies when Other Methods are Not Effective Enough

Ali Khoshniat, Santa Clara University
Ramesh Abhari, Santa Clara University


Analysis on Power Via Induced Quasi-Quarter-Wavelength Resonance to Reduce Crosstalk

DongHyun Kim, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Siqi Bai, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Jongjoo Lee, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Junda Wang, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Jun Wang, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Junyong Park, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Bichen Chen, Facebook, Inc. 
Xu Wang, Facebook, Inc.
Srinivas Venkataraman, Facebook, Inc.
Jun Fan, Missouri University of Science and Technology


2020 Early-Career Best Paper Award Winner

Optimized Wireless System Design with Minimal RFI Using Antenna Near Field Approach

Deepak Pai Hosadurga, Amazon Lab 126
Qiaolei Huang, Amazon Lab 126
Akshay Mohan, Amazon Lab 126
Jagan Rajagopalan, Amazon Lab 126

2019 Best Paper Award Winners

Chip-Level Design

Simulation & Measurement Correlation of Power Supply Noise Induced Jitter for Core & Digital IP Blocks

Hyo-Soon Kang, Intel Corporation
Guang Chen, Intel Corporation
Ashkan Hashemi, Intel Corporation
Wern Shin Choo, Intel Corporation
David Greenhill, Intel Corporation
Wendem Beyene, Intel Corporation


Top-Down Jitter Specification Approach for HBM System Optimization

Hing “Thomas” To, Xilinx Inc.
Nanju Na, Xilinx Inc.
Anna Wong, Xilinx Inc.
Haixin Ke, Xilinx Inc.
Ajay Kumar Sharma, Xilinx Inc.
Wui Hung Moo, Xilinx Inc.


A Review of Combiner/Divider PCB Design Topologies for 5G & WiGig ATE Applications

Giovani Bianchi, Advantest
José Moreira, Advantest
Alexander Quint, Kalrsruhe Institute für Technologie


Board/System-Level Design

PCB Interconnect Modeling Demystified

Lambert (Bert) Simonovich, Lamsim Enterprises Inc.


Serial Link Design

A Methodology for Performance Comparison of Center & Edge Sampling in Serial Links

Hossein Shakiba, Huawei Canada – HiLink
Shayan Shahramian, Huawei Canada – HiLink
Behzad Dehlaghi, Huawei Canada – HiLink
David Cassan, Huawei Canada – HiLink
Davide Tonietto, Huawei Canada – HiLink


100+ Gb/s Ethernet Forward Error Correction (FEC) Analysis

Cathy Ye Liu, Broadcom Inc.


Power & RF Design

A Fast & Simple RFI Mitigation Method without Compromising Signal Integrity

Qiaolei Huang, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Ling Zhang, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Yang Zhong, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Jagan Rajagopalan, Amazon Lab126
Deepak Pai, Amazon Lab126
Chen Chen, Amazon Lab126
Amit Gaikwad, Amazon Lab126
Chulsoon Hwang, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Jun Fan, Missouri University of Science and Technology


Using Multiple Huygens’ Boxes to Detect & Quantify the Coupling Path from Noise Source to Victim

Antonio Ciccomancini Scogna, Futurewei Technologies Inc.
Jiangqi He, Futurewei Technologies Inc.
Cheng Wei Chang, Huawei
Liu Chen Jun, Huawei


How the Braid Impedance of Instrumentation Cables Impact PI & SI Measurements

Istvan Novak, Samtec
Jim Nadolny, Samtec
Gary Biddle, Samtec
Ethan Koether, Oracle


Demistyfying Edge Launch Connectors

Raul Stavoli, Carlisle IT
Davi Correia, Carlisle IT
Emad Soubh, Carlisle IT

2018 Best Paper Award Winners

Board/System-Level Design

16Gb/s and Beyond with Single-Ended I/O in High-Performance Graphics Memory

Tim Hollis, Micron Technology
Salman Jiva, Micron Semiconductor Products
Martin Brox, Micron Semiconductor
Wolfgang Spirkl, Micron Semiconductor
Thomas Hein, Micron Semiconductor
Dave Ovard, Micron Technology
Roy Greeff, Micron Technology
Dan Lin, Micron Technology
Michael Richter, Micron Semiconductor
Peter Mayer, Micron Semiconductor
Walt Moden, Micron Technology
Maksim Kuzmenka, Micron Semiconductor
Mani Balakrishnan, Micron Semiconductor
Milena Ivanov, Micron Semiconductor
Manfred Plan, Micron Semiconductor
Marcos Alvarez Gonzalez, Micron Semiconductor
Bryce Gardiner, Micron Technology
Dong Soon Lim, Micron Technology


Statistical-Based RE DCD Jitter Analysis in High Speed NAND Flash Memory

Sayed Mobin, Western Digital
Cindy Cui, Keysight Technologies


Serial-Link Design

A Study of Forward Error Correction Codes for SAS Channel

Haitao (Tony) Xia, Broadcom Ltd
Haotian Zhang, Broadcom Ltd
Aravind Nayak, Broadcom Ltd
Bruce Wilson, Broadcom Ltd
Jun Yao, Etopus


Effective Link Equalizations using FIR, CTLE, FFE, DFE, and FEC for Serial Links at 112 Gbps and Beyond

Hsinho Wu, Intel Corporation
Masashi Shimanouchi, Intel Corporation
Mike Peng Li, Intel Corporation


Efficient Sensitivity-Aware Assessment of High-Speed Links Using PCE and Implications for COM

Torsten Reuschel, Hamburg University of Technology
Ömer Yildiz, Hamburg University of Technology
Jayaprakash Balachandran, Cisco Systems Inc.
Cristian Filip, Mentor Graphics
Nitin Bhagwath, Mentor Graphics
Bidyut Sen, Cisco Systems Inc.
Christian Schuster, Hamburg University of Technology


Feedforward Equalizer Location Study for High Speed Serial Systems

Kevin Zheng, Stanford University
Boris Murmann, Stanford University
Hongtao Zhang, Xilinx 
Geoff Zhang, Xilinx


Power & RF Design

40 GHz PCB Interconnect Validation: Expectations vs Reality

Marko Marin, Infinera
Yuriy Shlepnev, Simberian


A Causal Conductor Roughness Model and its Effect on Transmission Line Characteristics

Vladimir Dmitriev-Zdorov, Mentor Graphics 
Bert Simonovich, Lamsim Enterprises 
Igor Kochikov, Mentor Graphics


A NIST Traceable PCB Kit for Evaluating the Accuracy of De-Embedding Algorithms and Corresponding Metrics

Heidi Barnes, Keysight Technologies
Eric Bogatin, Teledyne LeCroy
José Moreira, Advantest
Jason Ellison, The Siemon Company
Jim Nadolny, Samtec
Ching-Chao Huang, Ataitec
Mikheil Tsiklauri, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Se-Jung Moon, Intel Corporation
Volker Herrmann, Rohde and Schwarz


Accurate and Fast RFI Prediction Based on Dipole Moment Sources and Reciprocity

Qiaolei Huang, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Takashi Enomoto, Sony Global Manufacturing and Operations 
Shingo Seto, Sony Global Manufacturing and Operations
Kenji Araki, Sony Global Manufacturing and Operations
Jun Fan, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Chulsoon Hwang, Missouri University of Science and Technology

2017 Best Paper Award Winners

Chip-Level Design

Characterizing and Selecting the VRM

Steve Sandler, Picotest


Board/System-Level Design

FastBER: A Novel Statistical Method for Arbitrary Transmitter Jitter

Yunhui Chu, Intel Corporation
Alaeddin Aydiner, Intel Corporation
Kai Xiao, Intel Corporation
Beomtaek Lee, Intel Corporation
Dan Oh, Samsung Electronics
Oleg Mikulchenko, Intel Corporation
Adam Norman, Intel Corporation
Rob Friar, Intel Corporation
Charles Phares, Intel Corporation


Non-Destructive Analysis and EM Model Tuning of PCB Signal Traces using the Beatty Standard

Heidi Barnes, Keysight Technologies
José Moreira, Advantest
Manuel Walz, Advantest


RX IBIS-AMI Model Silicon Correlation Metrics and Model Development Methodology

Masashi Shimanouchi, Intel Corporation
Hsinho Wu, Intel Corporation
Mike Peng Li, Intel Corporation


Serial Link Design

Exploring Efficient Variability-Aware Analysis Method for High-Speed Digital Link Design Using PCE

Jan B. Preibisch, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Torsten Reuschel, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Katharina Scharff, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Jayaprakash Balachandran, Cisco Systems Inc.
Bidyut Sen, Cisco Systems Inc.
Christian Schuster, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg


Investigation of Mueller-Muller CDR Algorithms in PAM4 High speed Serial Links

Yuhan Yao, Oracle Corporation
Xun Zhang, Oracle Corporation
Dawei Huang, Oracle Corporation
Jianghui Su, Oracle Corporation
Muthukumar Vairavan, Oracle Corporation
Chai Palusa, Oracle Corporation


PCIe Gen4 Standards Margin Assisted Outer Layer Equalization for Cross Lane Optimization in a 16GT/s PCIe Link

Mohammad S. Mobin, Broadcom Ltd
Haitao Xia, Broadcom Ltd
Aravind Nayak, Broadcom Ltd
Gene Saghi, Broadcom Ltd
Christopher Abel, Broadcom Ltd
Lane Smith, Broadcom Ltd
Jun Yao, Broadcom Ltd


Power & RF Design

Cost-effective PCB Material Characterization for High-volume Production Monitoring

Yongjin Choi, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
Christopher Cheng, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
Yasin Damgaci, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
Nagaraj Godishala, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
Yuriy Shlepnev, Simberian


Overview and Comparison of Power Converter Stability Metrics

Joseph ‘Abe’ Hartman, Oracle
Alejandro 'Alex' Miranda, Oracle
Kavitha Narayandass, Oracle
Alexander Nosovitski, Oracle
Istvan Novak, Oracle


RFI and Receiver Sensitivity Analysis in Mobile Electronic Devices

Antonio Ciccomancini Scogna, Samsung Electronics Mobile Division, HE Group
Hwanwoo Shim, Samsung Electronics Mobile Division, HE Group
Jiheon Yu, Samsung Electronics Mobile Division, HE Group
Chang-Yong Oh, Samsung Electronics Mobile Division, HE Group
Seyoon Cheon, Samsung Electronics Mobile Division, HE Group
NamSeok Oh, Samsung Electronics Mobile Division, HE Group
Dong Sub Kim, Samsung Electronics Mobile Division, HE Group

2016 Best Paper Award Winners

High-Speed Signal Design

A Versatile Spectrum Shaping Scheme for Communicating Beyond Notches in Multi-Drop Interfaces

Ali Hormati, Kandou Bus, Switzerland 
Armin Tajalli, Kandou Bus, Switzerland 
Christoph Walter, Kandou Bus, Switzerland 
Kiarash Gharibdoust, EPFL, Switzerland 
Amin Shokrollahi, Kandou Bus, Switzerland


Mid-Frequency Noise Coupling Between DC-DC Converters and High-Speed Signals

Laura Kocubinski, Oracle 
Gustavo Blando, Oracle 
Istvan Novak, Oracle


Memory & Parallel Interfaces

Analysis and Verification of DDR3/DDR4 Board Channel Impact on Clock Duty-Cycle-Distortion (DCD)

GaWon Kim, Altera 
June Feng, Altera 
Marjan Mokhtaari, Altera 
David Lieby, Altera 
Janmejay Adhyaru, Altera 
Balaji Natarajan, Altera 
Dan Oh, Altera


Optimal DDR4 System with Data Bus Inversion Feature in FPGA High Speed High Bandwidth Memory Interface

Thomas To, Xilinx 
Changyi Su, Xilinx 
Juan Wang, Xilinx 
Penglin Niu, Xilinx 
Yong Wang, Xilinx


Test & Measurement

Jitter, Noise Analysis and BER Synthesis on PAM4 Signals on 400 Gbps Communication Links

Maria Agoston, Tektronix
Mark L. Guenther, Tektronix
Richard J. Poulo, Tektronix
Kalev Sepp, Tektronix
Pavel Zivny, Tektronix


BER- and COM-Way Channel Compliance Evaluation: What are the Sources of Difference?

Vladimir Dmitriev-Zdorov, Mentor Graphics 
Cristian Filip, Mentor Graphics 
Chuck Ferry, Mentor Graphics 
Alfred P. Neves, WildRiver Technology


A New Characterization Technique for Glass Weave Skew Sensitivity

Eric Bogatin, Teledyne LeCroy 
Bill Hargin, Nan Ya Plastics 
Vinit Sonawane, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder 
Sanket Sapre, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder 
Vidyadhar Yashwant Deodhar, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder 
Nikhil Joshi, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder 
Anand Ursekar, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder


Power Integrity

Impacts of Dynamic Noise in Multi-Core or SOC Designs

Yujeong Shim, Altera 
Dan Oh, Altera


Electrical and Thermal Consequences of Non-Flat Impedance Profiles

Jae Young Choi, Oracle 
Ethan Koether, Oracle 
Istvan Novak, Oracle


Chip and Package-Level Wideband EMI Analysis for Mobile DRAM Devices

Jin-Sung Youn, Samsung Electronics
Jieun Park, Samsung Electronics 
Jinwon Kim, Samsung Electronics 
Daehee Lee, Samsung Electronics 
Sangnam Jeong, Samsung Electronics 
Junho Lee, Samsung Electronics 
Hyo-Soon Kang, Samsung Electronics 
Chan-Seok Hwang, Samsung Electronics 
Jong-Bae Lee, Samsung Electronics