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DesignCon prophecy from 1995

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

Simulated Education: STEM must change!

It's time for educating technology to make a sharp turn from problem solving to simulating systems. It will be expensive but will have the greatest Read More...

How long a stub is too long?: Rule of Thumb #18

Identify the maximum stub length a high-speed data trace will tolerate. Read More...

EMC book needs some serious editing

While you might learn from "EMC Made Simple," you have to get past too many editing errors to make it worth your time. 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...

High speed signal generation applications: Critical requirements

In high speed signal generation applications bandwidth and resolution are the critical requirements Read More...

Impedance measurements stabilize op-amp buffers

In-circuit measurements on an op-amp's impedance reveal how to select compensating resistors and capacitors. Read More...

Simple trick to measure plane impedance with a VNA

The measurement of a PCB plane using a VNA may not be as straightforward as you might expect. One simple trick makes it easy. Read More...

EMI pre-compliance test with a microwave oven?

It makes sense to do some “quick-and-dirty” bench testing to see if you stand a chance of passing EMI compliance testing. Here’s how you can do Read More...

The quarter-wave stub frequency: Rule of Thumb #17

High frequencies and bit-rates require point-to-point routing. Learn how to estimate the suckout caused by a via or stub, and therefore, what signals Read More...

Power supplies combine linear and switching

Autoranging power supplies from Picotest deliver maximum power at any voltage/current setting. Read More...

Profiles in Design: Brice Achkir

“There is resistance to looking at things from a different angle, and, unfortunately that sometimes has a big consequence”—Brice Achkir Read More...

Customize your oscilloscope to simplify operations

Saved setups, custom scripts, and activation buttons let you streamline oscilloscope operations and simplify measurements for operators and Read More...

Mini interconnects enhance high-density circuit designs

Shielded micro and nano interconnects from Omnetics reduce EMI in tight places and offer good connections for routing signals in small electronics Read More...

19x19x3.9mm unit stacks FPGA, Flash and mDDR

Relying on its wafer stacking WDoD technology to embed heterogeneous components, 3D PLUS has released the Fusio-II embedded programmable module in a Read More...

Keysight AWG boasts 65 GSa/s

The M8195A arbitrary waveform generator targets optical, digital, RF, and aerospace/defense applications. Read More...

Tryout: Teledyne LeCroy WaveSurfer 3000 oscilloscope

The WaveSurfer 3000's Maui user interface lets you get products quickly. Read More...

The difference between BER and BER

Bit-error rate and bit-error ratio are not the same, but we often think they are. Read More...

Profiles in Design: Brad Brim

Cadence's Brad Brim reflects on DesignCon and his 25 years in high-frequency and high-speed design Read More...

DesignCon abstract reviews complete

An update on the technical program progress for DesignCon 2015. Read More...

DesignCon Chiphead goes to Europe

DesignCon's mascot, known as Chiphead, gets out of silicon Valley by touring Spain and Amsterdam. Read More...

10 tips on being a consultant

Steve Weir shares the strategy that has made him a highly successful EE consultant for over 13 years. Read More...

Signal integrity and power integrity in high-speed design

Analysis of both signal integrity and power integrity is vital to a successful high-speed digital design. Mentor Graphics’ Patrick Carrier explains Read More...

Chiphead’s Bucket List

A tongue-in-cheek look at where DesignCon's Chiphead spent his summer vacation. Read More...

Product how-to: HSPICE accurately analyzes gigabit circuits like DDR4 & USB3

Accurate SPICE analysis at the PCB level can save time and cost by reducing numerous iterations of PCB prototyping and measurement. Read More...

Resistance of a copper trace: Rule of Thumb #14

Quickly calculate copper trace resistance. Read More...

The EE consultant who despises engineering fraud

From time domain vs. frequency domain to NRZ vs. PAM4 to EE luminary Steve Weir shares insight into the electronics design industry, some movie Read More...

Match impedances when making measurements

Unless you deliberately want to add noise and ringing to step signals, make sure at least two of your source, transmission medium, and termination Read More...

Measuring money—the beer standard

Why do we pretend that small sheets of paper and cheap metal disks have inordinate value? It’s like the Emperor’s money is made of the same stuff Read More...

Goodbye Agilent, hello Keysight

The former Electronic Measurement Group of Agilent Technologies has officially opened as Keysight Technologies. Read More...

LRDIMM vs RDIMM: Signal integrity, capacity, bandwidth

Based on experiments at IDT's Validation Lab, Douglas Malech presents evidence that DDR4 LRDIMM offers improved capacity as well as bandwidth. Read More...

Perform pass/fail tests with an oscilloscope

Eliminate downloading data and writing test code. Let the oscilloscope run the tests. Read More...

Four 400G quandaries to look forward to

With 100 GbE now developed and in deployment, we can now peek ahead to what's next. Read More...

OrCAD PCB software adds data management and library tools

Cadence Design Systems has added three elements to its OrCAD product line to accelerate the mainstream PCB design process and boost productivity and Read More...

Deliver at 100G: The impact of smart memory

With new developments in serial memory solutions, middleware systems can now buffer, process packets, and steer traffic to general purpose CPU arrays Read More...

Build low-EMI prototypes: The essentials

Follow a board from EMC simulation to final testing, and learn how to minimize risk and expense. Read More...

Book review: Jerry Sevick’s Transmission Line Transformers

The following is a book review of what started out in 1987 as a compilation of research done on wideband transformers for matching vertical antennas Read More...

Eric Bogatin's SI courses go online

Signal-integrity evangelist Eric Bogatin's SI Academy classes are now available through an online subscription. Read More...

Could your product be exempt from EMC testing?

There are some little known exemptions that I learned about when I was wading knee deep through the murky waters of several regulatory standards. I Read More...

Low-CTE laminate targets 100-Gbps Ethernet designs

Intended for very high-speed digital applications up to and beyond speeds of 100 Gbps, Isola’s Tachyon-100G laminate material exhibits electrical Read More...

Profiles in Design: Istvan Novak

If you’ve spent any time at a DesignCon conference over the years, chances are you’ve met Istvan Novak, who attended his first DesignCon in 1994. Read More...

Advice to a new EMC engineer

Engineering intern with Molex, Egide Murisa, asked last November about careers in EMC and what is required as far as experience. We received some Read More...

Review: Signal Hound BB60C real time 6 GHz spectrum analyzer - Part 2

In Part 1 of this review, we discussed the basic architecture, specifications and controls of the Signal Hound BB60C real-time spectrum analyzer. In Read More...

Sheet resistance of copper foil: Rule of Thumb #13

Learn how to quickly calculate the resistance of power planes. Read More...

Review: Signal Hound BB60C real time 6 GHz spectrum analyzer

The Signal Hound series of spectrum analyzers are about as small as three large-size Hershey chocolate bars stacked on top of each other. The unit Read More...

How much return loss is too much?: Rule of Thumb #12

Return loss and S-parameters are mysterious, even to many practitioners. Learn how return loss equates to signal loss – S11 to S21 – and how much Read More...

DesignCon 2015 Call For Abstracts Portal Opens

Engineers working with signal integrity and power integrity and related topics in high-speed design can respond to the Call for Abstracts for Read More...

VSG supports frequencies to 20 GHz

The SMW200A Vector signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz supports frequencies up to 20 GHz with Signal bandwidths to 160 MHz. Read More...

IMS2014: Learn those puzzling microwaves

French company elliptika had developed a teaching tool for learning about microwaves and passive components. 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...

DesignCon abstract reviews complete

An update on the technical program progress for DesignCon 2015. Read More...

Chiphead’s Bucket List

A tongue-in-cheek look at where DesignCon's Chiphead spent his summer vacation. Read More...

Abstract deadline extended for DesignCon 2015

Due to popular demand and a holiday weekend, DesignCon 2015 will extend its call for abstracts deadline. Read More...

DesignCon 2015 Call For Abstracts Portal Opens

Engineers working with signal integrity and power integrity and related topics in high-speed design can respond to the Call for Abstracts for Read More...

Photonics or copper?

Here's a synopsis from the Optical System Technologies and Integration panel at DesignCon 2014, part of a new track introduced at the conference. Read More...

DesignCon panel turns neophytes into high-speed experts

The high-speed PCB panel provided attendees some solid "big-picture" information to help ensure the success of their next gigabit design. Will you be Read More...

UFS closing in on mobile apps

Here's a review of a panel at DesignCon 2014 that looked at the latest developments in the JEDEC-defined storage solution known as universal flash Read More...

Modular instruments at DesignCon 2014

You might not expect to see modular instruments at DesignCon, but they do appear in the exhibit hall. Here's what we found at DesignCon 2014. Read More...

Memory shifts coming

New kinds of memory interfaces, memory chips, and processors are coming that will offer more performance and new capabilities for engineers who adopt Read More...

DesignCon 2014, even the badges are cool

DesignCon 2014, a show so cool even the badges can teach you electronics. Read More...

DesignCon 2014 review - part 1

DesignCon is one of the premier gatherings of signal integrity experts and related vendors focusing on high speed signal transmission in circuit Read More...

DesignCon 2014 review - part 2

DesignCon is one of the premier gatherings of signal integrity experts and related vendors focusing on high speed signal transmission in circuit Read More...

DesignCon 2016 is coming

Super Bowl L will take place across the street from the home of DesignCon. Which should get priority? Read More...

DesignCon day 3 photo recap

Slideshow: See the final keynote of the week, booth sessions, lots of chipheads, and even an appearance by Darth Vader at the third day of DesignCon Read More...

DesignCon day 2 photo recap

Slideshow: With everything from PCIe 3.0 to 3D printing to free beer, these photos will get you caught up on all the education and fun from the Read More...

DesignCon day 1 photo recap

Slideshow: Flip through these photos to get a taste of what happened at the event on its opening day. Read More...

Computer History Museum welcomes DesignCon attendees

Slideshow: Displaying Watson, robots, historical engineering notebooks, and more, the Computer History Museum played host to DesignCon attendees who Read More...

Keynote challenges DesignCon audience

Want to map the ocean, reduce carbon emissions, or just deliver a battery that lasts longer than a day in your cellphone? The folks at the XPRIZE Read More...

Top 5 things I've learned at Designcon 2014 so far

Longtime DesignCon attendee and contributor Ransom Stephens tells us what he sees as important coming from DesignCon 2014. Read More...

100 GbE is the hot topic at DesignCon

I remember when 10 GbE was the hot topic and state-of-the art. Not too many years later 100 GbE is now pushing the envelope. Read More...

FCI 100 GbE (4 x 25.78125 Gbps) systems at DesignCon

On June 17, 2010 the IEEE 802.3ba 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Ethernet standard was ratified. Today we see the fruits of that decision become a reality with Read More...

IoT spells opportunity

The pace of change is accelerating and providing engineers with new challenges to surmount, according to DesignCon keynote speaker Hermann Eul. Read More...

DesignCon 2014 expo preview

This year’s expo will also feature more than 150 exhibitors with the latest technologies and design solutions for test and measurement, modeling, Read More...

Profiles in Design: Hermann Eul

“A good engineer is a master in the lab and a master in the library.” Read More...

Profiles in Design: Thomas Pawlowski

“The most valuable people are the ones who can integrate the most different disciplines.” Read More...

Profiles in Design: Eileen Bartholomew

"Unfortunately, pursuing meaningful breakthroughs requires an appetite for risk and tolerance for failure most companies simply do not possess." Read More...

Profiles in Design: Eric Bogatin

If you have the good fortune to know Eric Bogatin, you already know that he is happily willing to share his knowledge, humor, hunger for learning, Read More...

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