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Evaluate reference clocks for serial-data jitter specifications

Measurement techniques used for jitter don't let you predict how a reference clock will operate in a real application. Read More...

Properly ground your circuits

You may think that having separate analog and digital ground planes will yield maximum performance and minimal EMI, but you'd be wrong. Read More...

DesignCon History: Looking back 20 years

DesignCon is a conference that is characterized by its committed, passionate speakers and attendees. Here, I aim to piece together the history of Read More...

TE, Molex to dual-source high-speed connectivity products

Rivals will make it easier for engineers to specify connectors, modules, and cable assemblies. Read More...

Tektronix updates PAM4 validation platform

The latest release of Tektronix’ PAM4 transmitter analysis software adds error detection, SNDR measurement, and FFE/DFE equalization. Read More...

Commercial content in DesignCon papers

DesignCon papers can't be commercials, but that doesn't mean you can't air out the techniques used in your products! Read More...

ESC Silicon Valley: Be creative by goofing off

At the Dec. 8 keynote address, Ransom Stephens will explain how to use your brain to solve bigger problems more effectively than you do now. Goofing Read More...

Oscilloscope rise time and noise explained

Arthur Pini responds to an EDN reader who asked if the traditional relationship between rise time and bandwidth still applies. He also explains the Read More...

RF MEMS switch passes 14 GHz signals

The ADGM1304 quad RF MEMS switch from Analog Devices could replace electromechanical RF switches, improving reliability and saving board space. Read More...

Probe, bus decoder add power measurements to oscilloscopes

Teledyne LeCroy has added an active voltage-offset probe to its oscilloscope line for power-rail measurements. Software decoder shows digital power Read More...

8 tips for effective power-integrity probing

Poor PCB layout, inadequate floor-planning, ineffective de-coupling, and weak filtering cause AC noise, interference, and transients on the power Read More...

Oscilloscope option analyzes 100 GbE link-training signals

The HSSLTA 100 GbE link-training software option for the Tektronix 70 GHz DPO70000SX oscilloscope lets you automate measurements on signal Read More...

Testing bulk cable is not so easy

A paper at EDICON shows what one company did to develop a fixture that connects bare cable to TDRs and VNA. Read More...

Digital oscilloscopes: When things go wrong

Learn how to avoid aliasing, false modulation, and false overshoot by properly using your oscilloscope settings. Read More...

The speed of thought

The three timescales of thought dictate the time it takes to hit the brakes or to run from a tiger, but it takes longer to have an idea and much Read More...

Solving signal integrity problems at very high data rates

Asking a PCB to function at 56 Gb/s can be an exercise in futility. Read about a way to break through this roadblock. Read More...

Commercial content in DesignCon papers

DesignCon papers can't be commercials, but that doesn't mean you can't air out the techniques used in your products! Read More...

What good is state-of-the-art high-speed electronics without good connectivity?

We often tend to forget about connectors and cables when we discuss the amazing speeds and bandwidths in today’s systems. Read More...

Designing in ESD ruggedness

If you didn't get to the ESD panel at DesignCon, learn about some of the techniques we discussed for designing, testing, and debugging products. Read More...

Is copper dead?

For years, engineers at DesignCon have asked this question. Eric Bogatin and other will discuss the future of copper at a DesignCon 2016 panel Read More...

Target impedance, rogue waves: tales from the experts

DesignCon is the place to be for PDN issues. Don’t Miss this ALL STAR panel of PDN experts at DesignCon: Target Impedance and Rogue Waves Read More...

Profiles in Design: Pat Byrne, Tektronix

"Engineering is practical problem solving in service of great breakthroughs."–Pat Byrne, keynote speaker at DesignCon 2016 shares his thoughts on Read More...

How to prevent capacitor failures

Have you ever had one of your designs return from manufacturing test or customer usage due to power delivery issues? It's time to talk about how to Read More...

Accurate AMI Analysis – Whose Responsibility Is It?

All parties must learn how to quickly sanity check an AMI model by performing tests such as isolating and sweeping through the transfer functions of Read More...

New exhibitors preview DesignCon demos

A quick look at what some new exhibitors will be bringing to the DesignCon 2016 expo this year. Read More...

Make sense of high-frequency test methods

What high frequency test methods are available and how do their results compare over frequencies up to 110 GHz? Read More...

DesignCon Preview: Exhibitors plan demos and training for attendees

Take a look at what some of the DesignCon 2016 exhibitors have planned for this year's conference. Read More...

Profiles in Design: Al Eisaian

Don’t be afraid of failure, be afraid of NOT trying! says Al Eisaian, engineer, entrepreneur, and DesignCon keynote speaker. Read More...

Mentor or be mentored at speed networking

Chat engineering careers, network, share your knowledge and gain some new in just 5 minutes at UBM’s annual Mentor Meet-Up at DesignCon. Read More...

Vote for the Engineer of the Year!

Time for you to cast your vote for the DesignCon Engineer of the Year. Read More...

Celebrate an Engineer!

It’s time to nominate a deserving engineer for the DesignCon Engineer of the Year, which will be awarded at DesignCon 2016. Read More...

Memories of Steve Weir

Last week, the signal-integrity community was left stunned when we heard about the death of Steve Weir. Read More...

DesignCon 2016 registration opens

DesignCon 2016 has opened its virtual doors and registration has begun! Read More...

DesignCon 2016 opens call for papers

It’s time to sharpen your virtual pencils and submit your ideas for next year’s DesignCon. If your work concerns signal integrity, power Read More...

Power electronics rise at DesignCon

What’s so special about DesignCon? With a 20-year history behind it, DesignCon is a conference that inspires fierce loyalty and commitment from its Read More...

GaN pumps power revolution

Those who say 'don’t bet against mainstream silicon CMOS technology' haven’t heard what’s going on in gallium nitride. Read More...

Backplanes hit a wall at 56G

Backplane-based systems are hitting a wall at 56 Gbit/second speeds, driving a debate over a need for new materials, signaling, and equalization, Read More...

DesignCon 2015 in photos

Celebrating 20 years, DesignCon 2015 looks back at its history and forward at what lies ahead for the high-speed communications and semiconductor Read More...

10 standards for effective tech standards

Synopsys' Karen Bartleson discusses the sometimes unwelcome standards process and how engineers are can benefit from participation in it. Read More...

Top design and test products recognized at DesignCon

At DesignCon 2015, the Best in Design & Test Product Awards recognized the best products at the chip, board, and system level, with an emphasis on Read More...

DesignCon names Mike Steinberger Engineer of the Year

From communications analysis to IC design to microwave to software and more, Mike Steinberger has done a lot in his more than 30-year career. He Read More...

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