August 16-18, 2021

San Jose McEnery Convention Center San Jose, CA


Join DesignCon and Design News in this five-part Back-to-School webinar series presented by expert engineers from the electronics chip, board, and system industries. These sessions will walk through several use cases, illustrate how to use various tools to solve a range of design problems, present practical workshops, and provide attendees an understanding of why some design looks good on paper but fails once implemented. Attendees will also hear updates on DesignCon 2021 and receive a discount code for the upcoming in-person conference.

Beginner's Guide to RF & Microwave PCB Design

Speaker: Ben Jordan, President,

Learn the basics of RF board layout and how to visualize the elements available and build and test using desktop prototyping gear. We will cover transmission line structure and elements, evaluation skills, PCB antennas, and Smith charting tools.

Open-Source Software Tools for Signal Integrity

Speaker: Peter Pupalaikis, Vice President, Advanced Technology Development, Teledyne LeCroy

Learn the Python-based open-source software tool called SignalIntegrity, which is ideal for calculating single-ended or mixed-mode s-parameters of interconnected networks, frequency and time-domain de-embedding, and linear simulation of systems.

The Hidden Challenges in 112-Gb Channel Design & Modeling

Speakers: Alex Manukovsky, Technical Lead, SI/PI Team, Intel; Roee Bloch, Senior Staff Hardware Engineering Lead, Marvell Semiconductor; Shai Sayfan Altman, Senior Application Engineer, ANSYS

Learn manufacturing aspects to consider while designing a 112-Gb channel, including an introduction to robust channel design practices and the common pitfalls in the BKM's used today across the industry in design and modeling of high-speed channels.

Current Distribution, Resistance & Inductance in Power Connectors

Speakers: Adam Gregory, Signal Integrity Engineer, Samtec; Clement Luk, Signal Integrity Engineer, Samtec

Learn why layered metal in power connector pins impact low and high frequency inductance and resistance differently, and why current distribution and noise coupling varies with pin assignment and layout of connected boards.

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PCB Material Characterization with One Measurement

Speakers: Jason Ellison, Senior Staff Signal Integrity Engineer, Amphenol; Michael Rowlands, Signal Integrity Engineer, Amphenol

Discover the usefulness of an already useful de-embedding technology to extract material properties with just one measurement, saving valuable time when evaluating test vehicles and debugging unusual results.

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Media Coverage

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Memory for Advanced Designs

February 26, 2020

Storage and memory are key elements in system design. The movement to chiplets and high-performance AI accelerators are driving demand for high bandwidth memory solutions.

Jitter Analysis with an Oscilloscope

February 10, 2020

All serial data streams have some jitter where the timing of bit edges differs from the ideal. With serval types of jitter composing a signal’s total jitter, you need to know which forms of jitter reduce bit-error-ratio. Oscilloscopes can decompose jitter and let you see which forms limit data transmissions.

The Future of Signal and Power Integrity Designs

January 30, 2020

Istvan Novak from Samtec and Engineer of the Year at DesignCon 2020 sat down with Design News to answer technical and show questions from over the last 20 years.

Checking in to DesignCon

December 9, 2019

For any engineer or technologist focused on high-speed communications, DesignCon is the center of the universe.

25 Years of DesignCon

March 4, 2020

DesignCon has become one of the leading conferences showcasing the latest high-speed technology for data communications and it attracts the “best of the best” in hardware engineers and vendors in the fields of signal integrity, power integrity, and (to a lesser degree) EMC/EMI.

DesignCon 2020 Showcases New Design Tools, Continuing Education, and Career Development

January 28, 2020

One of the most valuable aspects of DesignCon isn’t the panels, discussions, and presentations that provide continuing education on upcoming advancements in technology, but networking with other engineers who are in attendance.

DesignCon 2020 25th Anniversary Highlights

February 6, 2020

DesignCon celebrated its 25th anniversary and we were happy to be part of it. Follow Judy Warner through the conference and see the highlights in this video.

Market Research

5G in Manufacturing

This report is a study of the status of 5G in the manufacturing sector and provides an overview of this technology from a purely industrial perspective.

Automotive IC Market Forecast with Strongest CAGR Through 2024

June 17, 2020

Automotive IC segment to show robust average annual growth but still hold less than a 10% share in 2024. Communications and Computer segments remain largest applications.

Worldwide 5G Network Infrastructure Spending to Almost Double in 2020

July 28, 2020

Investments in 5G network infrastructure to reach 21.3% of total wireless infrastructure.

IoT Growth Demands Rethink of Long-Term Storage Strategies

July 27, 2020

By 2025 there will be 55.9B connected devices worldwide, 75% of which will be connected to an IoT platform.