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Accurately measure ceramic capacitors by extending VNA range

Using two methods outlined in this article, you can use a VNA to get measurements with a dynamic range of 164 dB. That's what's need to measure the Read More...

5G channel sounder rolls through the streets

At NI Week 2017, the AT&T 5G channel sounder took to the stage for a live demonstration. Read More...

5G online course covers the big picture

IEEE Communications Society sponsored a half-day course on how we're getting to 5G. It's more than just RF technology, for 5G encompasses layers of Read More...

The confidence interval: How it relates to serial data links

The next time a young engineer says "I'm 99% sure of the result," ask if he or she has numbers to back up the claim. Read More...

Tektronix enters VNA market with low-cost USB models

The Tektronix TTR500 series features two models with bandwidth to 3 GHz and 6 GHz. Read More...

16-bit AWG runs up to eight channels

The AWG5200 series from Tektronix comes in two, four, and eight channel versions. Read More...

Help us complete EDN's print collection

EDN's 57-year collection of print issues is missing just a few from the final year. Please help us complete the set. Read More...

High-speed signals jump over PCB traces

A class of interconnects bypasses the losses that occur in PCB traces, improving signal integrity. Read More...

Heidi Barnes: DesignCon 2017 Engineer of the Year

An EE with experiences in RF, ATE, space electronics, signal integrity, power integrity, and simulation is a true DesignCon luminary worthy of this Read More...

Small spectrum analyzer uses both samples and sweeps

The MS2760A from Anritsu uses a combination of traditional and real-time techniques to produce bandwidths to 110 GHz. Read More...

DesignCon 2017 video: Expected and unexpected products

DesignCon 2017 included many products. Here are a few captured on video. Read More...

BERTScope talks to DUT through protocols

The Tektronix BERTScope BSX series of bit-error-ratio testers can communicate with PCIe and USB receivers so it knows their state during a test. Read More...

Rohde & Schwarz introduces 6 GHz oscilloscope at DesignCon 2017

The RTO2064 moves the company's RTO2000 a step higher in bandwidth, into medium-speed serial applications and EMI troubleshooting. Read More...

NI VirtualBench reaches 500 MHz

The "lab in a box" also has a logic analyzer, function generator, 3-A power supply, and 5½-digit DMM that you control on any Windows PC. Read More...

Vector signal analysis in an oscilloscope

See how a well-appointed oscilloscope can play the role of a complete vector-modulated-signal analysis system and experimentation laboratory. Read More...

DesignCon 2017: PAM4 measurements are solidifying, but remain in flux

Coming out of the annual "Case of the closed eye" panel was the conclusion that we have more to understand to get reliable 56 Gbps and higher speeds. 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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