Jitter Analysis Essentials for Signal Integrity Engineers For design, manufacturing, and test engineers, and advanced engineering, physics, and math students Eye diagram, jitter, noise, and BER analysis on multi-gigabit signals Understanding random & deterministic and correlated & uncorrelated jitter and noise Introduction to differential signaling and clock recovery The pros and cons of NRZ, PAM2, and PAM4 at different data rates S-parameter analysis in terms of differential signals, crosstalk, and impulse and frequency response Understanding, Debugging, and Testing High Speed I/O For design, manufacturing, and test engineers, advanced engineering, physics, and math students Expert-level jitter and noise analysis o RJ, DJ, DDJ, ISI, SJ, PJ, HPBJ, DCD, BUJ, E/OJ o The dual-Dirac model, Q-scale, bathtub plots, and TJ o Eye eight and eye width in NRz/PAM2 and PAM4 signaling High speed enablers: differential signaling and clock recovery pros and cons of NRZ-PAM2 and PAM4 Thinking in S-parameters: differential/common signaling, ISI, crosstalk Dispersion, skin effect, and inter-symbol interference Equalization techniques at the transmitter and receiver: pre/de- emphasis, CTLE, FFE, DFE High speed metrology, embedding/de-embedding Diagnostic tools o Serdes and interconnect test techniques o Using test patterns to diagnose clock recovery, equalization, and slicer problems o Oscilloscopes, BERTs, Phase noise analyzers, VNAs, TDR o Stressed eye test techniques o Interference tolerance testing Crosstalk analysis from S-parameters, eye diagrams, and waveforms o NEXT, FEXT, MDNEXT, MDFEXT, ICN, ICR, etc Overview of emerging high speed standards: 400 GbE, OIF-CEI 3+, PCIe2-4, 32+ GFC, etc o Tutorial on how to find what you need in a technology standard specification Getting Up to Date in High Speed tech For design, manufacturing, and test engineers, summary version available for managers and executives PAM4 challenges in design and test o Signal-to-noise, jitter, crosstalk, and BER analysis of PAM4 signals Closed eye analysis: effective jitter and noise o Distinguishing noise from channel response o eTJ, eBUJ, EOJ Jitter and noise analysis techniques: tail-fitting, spectral fitting, aperiodic BUJ, etc Embedding and de-embedding channels, noise sources, equalization, clock recovery, etc How to calculate, measure, and simulate COM (channel operating margin) Understanding ICN measurements and options Advanced equalization methods o Skin effect, dispersion, and PCB nuances at very high data rates Multi-dimensional S-parameters and crosstalk Signal and Power Integrity Essentials For technicians, circuit designers, and advanced engineering, physics, and math students Reflections, termination, and impedance matching o Transmission lines, drivers o Return path o Timing, parasitics, stubs PCB o Routing, coupling, capacitors o ESR, ESL, loop inductance, distributed capacitance o Split planes Crosstalk in microstrip and stripline traces Differential signaling design considerations o Pros and cons of strong or weak coupling o Delay and skew o Power integrity o Ground bounce & power droop Simulation: 3D-wave simulation, SPICE, IBIS, AMI Project based hands-on simulation training High Speed Serial Technology for Executives and Managers A lunch seminar designed to provide high-level team members an understanding of the technical challenges facing their companies Optic Fiber Technology and Test For digital and RF engineers transitioning to fiber optics and silicon photonics, fiber optic technicians, design, manufacturing, and test engineers, advanced engineering, physics, and math students; summary version available for managers and executives Introduction to Optic Fiber Technology Optic Fibers as Dielectric Waveguides Physical Optics and DWDM Optical Transmitters, Amplifiers, and Receivers Dispersion Advanced Topics in Fiber Optic Technology - The Future Neuroscience-based Innovative Problem Solving Guided problem solving sessions guaranteed to generate new approaches to solving any problem your company faces, from debugging to invention to innovation of processes and results. We use neuroscience-based techniques to guide your team to solutions to any (solvable) problem-- one to three day sessions for teams of 2-10 people working on a common project. Effective ways to brainstorm and find new perspectives Neural pruning and adopting natural selection’s innovation techniques Enhanced lateral thought Understand the neuroscience of what makes discoveries, creations, and products good, bad, and/or valuable
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