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August 16-18, 2021|San Jose McEnery Convention Center| San Jose, CA
PCB Fabrication: What SI/PI Engineers Need to Know for First Time Modeling Success
Speaker: Lambert (Bert) Simonovich, President, Lamsim Enterprises
A PCB stackup drawing is the first step in the fabrication process. A poorly designed stackup and lack of detailed fabrication notes can result in degraded signal & power integrity, manufacturability, and reliability of the finished product. Often SI/PI engineers make wrong design assumptions, leading to inaccurate modeling and simulation results. Because of this, they need to understand the PCB design and fabrication nuances to avoid pitfalls in achieving first time modeling success. This webinar will delve into the PCB design best practices that SI/PI engineers need to follow for optimum performance.
400 Gbps & Beyond Optical Transceiver Design Considerations
Speakers: Sanjeev Gupta, R&D Manager, Intel and Sunil Priyadarshi, Sr. Director, Intel
Hyper-scale data centers (HSDC) typically require millions of optical transceivers, creating a huge demand for 400G/800G products. The exponential growth in data communication driven by HSDC due to cloud computing, cloud storage, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Video on Demand (VoD), 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), and autonomous driving are the dictating factors for much higher bandwidth and lower power consumption. Optical transceiver design is a complex process as it requires multiple disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, optical, and firmware to come together precisely to provide the required electro-optical performance. The designer faced significant challenges in the design of 800-Gbps transceivers due to their form factor, high-speed, high power consumption, and channel density. Now that 800-Gbps transceivers are in their early sampling stage, the optical industry has already started the discussion on the next generation of optical transceivers providing a bandwidth of 1.6 Tbps and 3.2 Tbps. Designing these new generations of transceivers will require a much higher level of integration and many technological and packaging breakthroughs. This webinar will introduce the basics of optical transceivers and discuss the design consideration of 400-Gbps, 800-Gbps, and next-generation transceivers.
Power Integrity: Analyze Impedance to Improve Power Delivery, SI & EMI
Speakers: Heidi Barnes, SI and PI Applications Engineer, Keysight Technologies and Steve Sandler, Managing Director, Picotest
Power Integrity is all about delivering the appropriate power to maintain the Signal Integrity of dynamic loads. All with power delivery design margins that allow for reliable product performance. The key challenge for the PI engineer is that the dynamic load can operate from DC to GHz resulting in extreme bandwidths of power delivery and the potential for EMI. Target Impedance vs. frequency is a great tool for designing for power delivery over the full bandwidth of the dynamic load, but designers often fail to use its full benefit. This webinar will cover the basics of target impedance, and then go beyond to show the benefits of advanced impedance analysis techniques for power delivery.
Controlling the Waves: A Field-based Perspective on High-speed PCB Design
Speaker: Daniel Beeker, Senior Principal Engineer, NXP
Good signal integrity and EMC start with a good PCB design philosophy. It is critical for design engineers to understand the behavior of EM fields. Proper design of the spaces these fields follow through the board is critical. Creating transmission lines that will meet the needs of the PDN and the fast switching ICs in today’s high-performance products can be a challenge. There are certain questions that need to be answered to define the PCB geometry that will lead to a successful design. This webinar will present an easy to understand science-based approach for PCB design.
OEM Roundup 2021: The New ADAS
Speaker: Danny Kim, Director of Advisory Services, VSI Labs
In its OEM Roundup last year, VSI reported that automotive OEMs pushed hard to debut new and improved L2+ ADAS systems utilizing improved software algorithms, additional sensors, and more scalable platforms. A few OEMs seemed to be interested in demonstrating L3 reliability in their new systems, while most others were enhancing features of their L2+ systems. While six levels of driving automation reveal that the biggest gap is between Level 2 and 3, OEMs are pushing to market L2+ and L2++ systems, namely "The New ADAS." This webinar will investigate the latest trends and systems in OEMs’ consumer ADAS as we look further into 2021 in lieu of the industry extending the definition of L2+ to embrace a certain configuration of ADAS systems hosting additional key enabling components.
Join DesignCon and Design News in this fall 2020 Back-to-School webinar series presented by expert engineers from the electronics chip, board, and system industries. These sessions 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.
Beginner's Guide to RF & Microwave PCB Design
Speaker: Ben Jordan, President, JordanDSP.com
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.
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.