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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...

Shubham Banerjee: The brains and heart behind Braigo Labs

You can't be too young to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee who launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print 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...

Fried cable sparked EE profession

The electrical engineering profession was sparked in the late 1800s by a fried transatlantic telegraph cable, said a DesignCon keynoter and Stanford Read More...

Rambus takes noise monitoring on chip

Rambus unveils an on-chip noise monitor to improve quality and reduce time-to-market of complex SoCs. Read More...

TE touts 40G serial PAM4 direct attached cable

Ahead of planned panel discussions and sessions on the topic, TE Connectivity has announced a 40G serial PAM4 direct attached cable among its Read More...

Ten events for your DesignCon 2015 dance card

Ransom Stephens offers ten events to check out at DesignCon 2015. Read More...

Techniques to ensure signal integrity

DesignCon's track 14 covers signal integrity analysis techniques for interconnects and passive components of digital and RF/microwave systems as well Read More...

DesignCon celebrates test and measurement

Get familiar with advancements in measurement techniques for all aspects of signal and power integrity, with an emphasis on understanding the Read More...

Signal integrity testing with a VNA

How important are RF connectors and how do you characterize signal integrity on a VNA? Read More...

Demystify electromagnetic compatibility

This DesignCon track raises the awareness and the impact for design and systems engineers in order to mitigate possible issues in the early design Read More...

100G standards and measurements come to the forefront at DesignCon

In two short videos, EDN's Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe talks with Chris Loberg about the current state of 100G standards and measurements. Read More...

When to worry about a capacitive discontinuity: Rule of Thumb #23

Capacitive discontinuities will act as RC filters with the impedance of a line, introducing single-pole filters, decreasing the signal bandwidth, and Read More...

Get a handle on power integrity in complex designs

DesignCon's 11th track addresses power regulation in terms of power distribution network design, modeling, and analysis on boards, packages, and Read More...

DesignCon after hours: Local attractions

Wondering what to do before/after DesignCon sessions and expo? Check out this list of local area attractions. Read More...

Leverage high-speed signal processing

Leverage high-speed signal processing for equalization and coding at DesignCon with this track covering design, modeling, analysis, and Read More...

GaN technology will transform the future

If we will look out 5 to 10 years we can easily see how a transformative change in semiconductor technology can transform our everyday world. Read More...

Detect and mitigate jitter and noise at DesignCon

This DesignCon conference track will offer insights on how to detect and mitigate jitter, crosstalk, and noise, and discuss the causes of errors. Read More...

USB 3.1 testing: Start to finish, part 1

Learn the basics of transmitter and receiver testing for the latest version of USB, which operates at 10 Gbits/s. Read More...

Tips to optimize high-speed serial design

Papers and presentations at DesignCon 2015 address critical areas of high-speed design. Here’s a preview of some of them. Read More...

4 young engineers to know

Get to know these 4 young engineers who excel with their enthusiasm and accomplishments. Read More...

Deliver the power

Many of today's signal-integrity problems are really power-delivery problems. Read More...

Get a closer look at parallel and DDR interfaces

Want the latest design techniques to meet the performance requirements for chip-to-chip interfaces? Check out this DesignCon track. Read More...

Dine well at DesignCon

If you’re looking for good grub in the vicinity of DesignCon 2015, there are plenty of options and lots of different cuisine for whatever you Read More...

Materials and fabrication affect electrical performance

DesignCon conference track looks at the effect of materials and fabrication on electrical properties and performance, here are some papers not to Read More...

PCB design tools track covers DDR4, differential crosstalk at DesignCon

This DesignCon track explores effective high-speed design and design choices using a wide range of E-M modeling techniques, PCB characterization Read More...

Conference forum addresses test & measurement challenges

Highlights from the upcoming Keysight Education Forum at DesignCon 2015. Read More...

S-parameter puzzles for engineers

Every engineer loves technical puzzles. If you also are familiar with S-parameters, what could be more exciting than S-parameter puzzles? Read More...

Be prepared for optical backplane and circuit protection

Will the optical backplane ever happen? Are you adequately protecting your circuit designs? Be prepared with these two DesignCon panels. Read More...

DesignCon 2015: Focus on test and measurement

Get a preview of some test equipment you'll see at DesignCon 2015. Read More...

DesignCon brings chip, package and board modeling together

This DesignCon track covers a broad range of topics addressing design-oriented modeling simulation and analysis for cost-effective power and signal Read More...

DesignCon enlightens attendees on wireless and photonic integration

The Wireless and Photonic Integration track includes a panel that will introduce silicon photonics technology, a paper presentation that will discuss Read More...

Implement a VXLAN-based network into an SoC

Here’s how to eliminate bottlenecks in hyperscale cloud datacenter SoCs with VXLAN-based networks over 10G Ethernet IP Read More...

Impedance measurements make a difference at DesignCon

What do clock jitter, EMI, control loop stability, SPICE modeling, rogue waves and the ripeness of fruit have in common? A tutorial and paper Read More...

Get a taste of SPICE at DesignCon

Every engineer needs easy access to a SPICE simulator tool. Get introduced to possibly the world's best SPICE tool at a DesignCon speed training Read More...

DesignCon signal modeling and simulation track includes random jitter

If you're interested in the challenges of analog and mixed-signal modeling and simulation, there is a DesignCon track for you. Read More...

ANSYS previews chip-package-system analysis for DesignCon

Full system analysis is an absolute necessity to address the new challenges of system design. Margaret Schmidt from ANSYS explains why. Read More...

Improved SMT pad design for high frequency signal transmission

This paper studies the impact of impedance discontinuities due to SMT pads that exist along high frequency transmission lines on PCBs, and the Read More...

DesignCon moments, 2012-2014

My camera will return with me to DesignCon 2015, so look out. You never know who is watching. Read More...

DesignCon signal and power integrity track tackles noise

One of the highlights of DesignCon is the conference tracks are selected by more than a hundred engineers who are passionate about the content. Here Read More...

Meet an engineer mentor, be an engineer mentor in 5 minutes

If you are a young engineer looking for some guidance or an experienced engineer looking to pass along knowledge but are short on free time, check Read More...

What is the frequency of the S21 dip in microstrip?: Rule of Thumb #22

In every measurement of the single ended insertion loss of a microstrip differential pair, there is a sharp dip. Read More...

Get this book, fix EMI problems

Get a solid dose of take-home information from "EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers" that can help you pass the tests and get your Read More...

Model package parasitics with IBIS

Modeling parasitic capacitance and inductance lets you predict system performance. Read More...

Back in the backplane

DesignCon contributor Bert Simonovich explains the process of backplane design and modeling. Read More...

Check Out DesignCon Events Geared for New Comers!

If it’s your first year at DesignCon 2015, the amount of tutorials, training sessions, panels and demos can be somewhat overwhelming, but there are 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...

Fried cable sparked EE profession

The electrical engineering profession was sparked in the late 1800s by a fried transatlantic telegraph cable, said a DesignCon keynoter and Stanford Read More...

Rambus takes noise monitoring on chip

Rambus unveils an on-chip noise monitor to improve quality and reduce time-to-market of complex SoCs. Read More...

TE touts 40G serial PAM4 direct attached cable

Ahead of planned panel discussions and sessions on the topic, TE Connectivity has announced a 40G serial PAM4 direct attached cable among its Read More...

Techniques to ensure signal integrity

DesignCon's track 14 covers signal integrity analysis techniques for interconnects and passive components of digital and RF/microwave systems as well Read More...

DesignCon celebrates test and measurement

Get familiar with advancements in measurement techniques for all aspects of signal and power integrity, with an emphasis on understanding the Read More...

Signal integrity testing with a VNA

How important are RF connectors and how do you characterize signal integrity on a VNA? Read More...

Demystify electromagnetic compatibility

This DesignCon track raises the awareness and the impact for design and systems engineers in order to mitigate possible issues in the early design Read More...

Get a handle on power integrity in complex designs

DesignCon's 11th track addresses power regulation in terms of power distribution network design, modeling, and analysis on boards, packages, and Read More...

Leverage high-speed signal processing

Leverage high-speed signal processing for equalization and coding at DesignCon with this track covering design, modeling, analysis, and Read More...

DesignCon after hours: Local attractions

Wondering what to do before/after DesignCon sessions and expo? Check out this list of local area attractions. Read More...

Detect and mitigate jitter and noise at DesignCon

This DesignCon conference track will offer insights on how to detect and mitigate jitter, crosstalk, and noise, and discuss the causes of errors. Read More...

Tips to optimize high-speed serial design

Papers and presentations at DesignCon 2015 address critical areas of high-speed design. Here’s a preview of some of them. Read More...

4 young engineers to know

Get to know these 4 young engineers who excel with their enthusiasm and accomplishments. Read More...

Get a closer look at parallel and DDR interfaces

Want the latest design techniques to meet the performance requirements for chip-to-chip interfaces? Check out this DesignCon track. Read More...

Dine well at DesignCon

If you’re looking for good grub in the vicinity of DesignCon 2015, there are plenty of options and lots of different cuisine for whatever you Read More...

Materials and fabrication affect electrical performance

DesignCon conference track looks at the effect of materials and fabrication on electrical properties and performance, here are some papers not to Read More...

PCB design tools track covers DDR4, differential crosstalk at DesignCon

This DesignCon track explores effective high-speed design and design choices using a wide range of E-M modeling techniques, PCB characterization Read More...

Conference forum addresses test & measurement challenges

Highlights from the upcoming Keysight Education Forum at DesignCon 2015. Read More...

S-parameter puzzles for engineers

Every engineer loves technical puzzles. If you also are familiar with S-parameters, what could be more exciting than S-parameter puzzles? Read More...

DesignCon brings chip, package and board modeling together

This DesignCon track covers a broad range of topics addressing design-oriented modeling simulation and analysis for cost-effective power and signal Read More...

DesignCon enlightens attendees on wireless and photonic integration

The Wireless and Photonic Integration track includes a panel that will introduce silicon photonics technology, a paper presentation that will discuss Read More...

Impedance measurements make a difference at DesignCon

What do clock jitter, EMI, control loop stability, SPICE modeling, rogue waves and the ripeness of fruit have in common? A tutorial and paper Read More...

Get a taste of SPICE at DesignCon

Every engineer needs easy access to a SPICE simulator tool. Get introduced to possibly the world's best SPICE tool at a DesignCon speed training Read More...

DesignCon signal modeling and simulation track includes random jitter

If you're interested in the challenges of analog and mixed-signal modeling and simulation, there is a DesignCon track for you. Read More...

ANSYS previews chip-package-system analysis for DesignCon

Full system analysis is an absolute necessity to address the new challenges of system design. Margaret Schmidt from ANSYS explains why. Read More...

DesignCon signal and power integrity track tackles noise

One of the highlights of DesignCon is the conference tracks are selected by more than a hundred engineers who are passionate about the content. Here Read More...

Meet an engineer mentor, be an engineer mentor in 5 minutes

If you are a young engineer looking for some guidance or an experienced engineer looking to pass along knowledge but are short on free time, check Read More...

Check Out DesignCon Events Geared for New Comers!

If it’s your first year at DesignCon 2015, the amount of tutorials, training sessions, panels and demos can be somewhat overwhelming, but there are Read More...

Cadence Demos Allegro Sigrity at DesignCon

DesignCon 2015 takes place January 27-30, where Cadence will showcases its Allegro Sigrity solutions for signal integrity and power integrity Read More...

Keysight Debuts at DesignCon 2015

DesignCon takes place January 27-30, where Keysight Technologies will make its first appearance after formally spinning off from Agilent Technologies Read More...

Make Connections at the DesignCon Welcome Reception

This year’s DesignCon will wrap its first day with a welcome reception at one the world’s most advanced, multi-purpose stadiums. Read More...

PAM4 takes the spotlight at DesignCon 2015

PAM4 signaling has threatened to take the reigns from NRZ for years, but this time it's really going to happen. Find out how our concepts of signal Read More...

Vote for the Best Products of 2014

At DesignCon 2015, the Best in Design & Test Awards will be awarded in the ChipHead Theater at 5PM on Wednesday January 28th, 2015 in the Santa Clara Read More...

Vote for the Engineer of the Year

DesignCon2015 has announced the finalists for the Engineer of the Year Award (sponsored by National Instruments). The award includes a $10,000 grant Read More...

Rambus announces DesignCon highlights

In addition to its space in the expo hall, Rambus will also be presenting four papers in the conference’s technical program and delivering a Read More...

Silicon photonics: What are the advantages?

Sneak peak at "Perspectives on silicon photonics (an honest forum)" at DesignCon 2015 Read More...

Profiles in Design: Alex Lidow, Ph.D.

“For the first time in 60 years we have a technology that is both higher performance and lower cost than silicon.”—Alex Lidow Read More...

Profiles in Design: Karen Bartleson

“Learn how to negotiate effectively. It’s amazing what you can do when you can resolve conflict and bring people together in Read More...

Profiles in Design: Thomas Lee, Ph.D.

“Learn to be your own teacher. The profession changes at such a velocity that many things you learn in school will be obsolete before too 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...

Vote for your favorite design trick

It's time to pick the best design trick from our DesignCon Trick for a Treat contest. Read More...

DesignCon prophecy from 1995

As we prepare to celebrate DesignCon’s 20th anniversary, Istvan Novak looks back at Design SuperCon 1995. Read More...

DesignCon Trick for a Treat contest opens

Got a quick design trick to share with the EDN/EETimes community? Now’s your chance to show off. DesignCon has opened its Trick for a Treat Read More...

DesignCon Awards nominations open

DesignCon’s Best in Design & Test Awards and the DesignCon Engineer of the Year Award recognize the best of the best in engineering and new product Read More...

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