When: Wed., August 22, 2018
Time: 10:00AM - 3:30PM (Includes lunch)
Where: Biltmore Hotel and Suites
2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Cost: FREE to attend but seating is limited. Register soon to guarantee your seat.
This one day lecture – demo event will be a great chance to apply the Essential Principles of Signal & Power Integrity to real world measurement examples. We will illustrate best measurement practices through live demonstrations using oscilloscopes, probes and test boards.
As a thank you for attending* this one-day event you will receive a 3 month complimentary subscription to the Teledyne LeCroy SI Academy courtesy of Stefan Wierzoch, Teledyne LeCroy, and Ward Davis Associates.
10:00AM – Registration and Light Breakfast
10:30AM – 12:00PM
Overcoming Power Rail Measurement Challenges
Power rail measurements offer a few unique challenges that typical signal measurements do not. These arise from the low level voltages on top of large DC levels, the low impedance source, the high bandwidth and the potential of rf pick up from non-coaxial probes. We will show how accurate, high bandwidth measurements of power rail voltages are sensitive to artifacts and how to overcome them so you can get a more accurate and realistic measure of your power rails.
12:00PM – 12:30PM
Lunch - provided courtesy of Teledyne LeCroy
12:30PM – 2:00PM
Don't Let Ground Bounce Ruin Your Day
Cross talk will always be lowest when the signals use a continuous return path. But not all interconnects provide a continuous return path. In packages, connectors, vias and gaps in planes, the return path has discontinuities. In these cases, and when multiple signals share the same return path, the cross talk will be much higher than for a uniform plane. We call this sort of cross talk, ground bounce. We will introduce the most important fundamental principles of ground bounce, how to measure it and how to avoid it in your next design. If you care about ground bounce, and everyone should, this seminar is for you.
2:00PM – 3:30PM
Real Time Spectral Analysis of Power Rail Noise
While the real world is the time domain, sometimes we can gain insight about the origin of problems by looking in the frequency domain. The time domain and frequency domain properties of power rail noise are a little different than for digital signals. For some types of components, such as analog parts, mixed signal or clock generation, very low levels of power rail noise can have a big impact on performance. Sometimes the best way of finding these noise sources is by frequency domain analysis. We will discuss best measurement practices using real-time oscilloscopes to analyze power rail noise in the time and frequency domains to provide insight into the root cause of the problems.
*This offer applies to attendees only
Signal Integrity Academy Live with Eric Bogatin - Santa Clara, CA
Best Measurement Practices of Signals & Power Rails
Eric Bogatin is currently the Dean of the Teledyne LeCroy Signal Integrity Academy. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado – Boulder in the ECEE dept, where he teaches a graduate class in signal integrity and is the editor of the new journal, Signal Integrity Journal.