Upcoming Seminar(s):

 

Advanced EMC & Signal Integrity Performance
24-26 Oct 2016
http://incompliancemag.com/event/electromagnetic-compatibility-signal-integrity-seminar-2016/

 

PCB Design for Real-World EMI Control

Fall 2016, exact date/location TBD


 
EMI/EMC Computational Modeling for Real-World Engineering Problems
Oxford University
16-17 June 2016
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Printed Circuit Board Design for Real-World EMI Control
(Electromagnetic Compatibility is NOT Magic!)

Oxford University
14-15 June 2016
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Intermediate Signal/Power Integrity
20-21 Jun 2016
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  • The course objectives are to provide participants with fundamentals of signal propagation and power distribution network design proceeding from the physics and network concepts that will allow for learning of more advanced SI, PI, and measurement concepts critical to current high-speed systems.
  • Course abstract:  The course will be delivered as a set of self contained modules:
    1. two conductor transmission lines and signal propagation in the time and frequency domains including, basic principles, characteristics of complex discontinuities, as well as simple smooth conductor and dielectric losses that impact high-speed propagation
    2. signal spectra and basic spectral properties of data signals
    3. signal propagation on multi-conductor buses including self and mutual concepts and crosstalk, 2D cross-sectional analysis tools, and differential signal propagation
    4. a basic approach to link path analysis, and the impact of discontinuities and non-ideal effects
    5. power distribution network analysis basics including charge delivery, PDN impedance, noise voltage, and design directions such as decoupling, layer stackup and materials.
    6. Network and S-parameters, ports
    7. time- (TDR) and frequency-domain (network analyzer) measurement concepts including ports

Course participants will be given the student version of the Fast Electromagnetic Analysis Suite (FEMAS) for modeling signal and power integrity problems.




Advanced Signal and Power Integrity 
22-24 June 2016
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  • The course objectives are to provide participants with the knowledge to break down the link path for analysis and design and to provide fundamental jitter concepts, as well as
  • Course abstract:  The course will be delivered as a set of self contained modules:
    1. Breaking down the link-path into block components for analysis and design.
    2. Developing parasitic models for non-ideal geometries in the link path using a systematic physics-based approach.  Time scales for TEM and lumped element physics in SI and PI problems.
    3. Advanced loss concepts in signal paths.
    4. Jitter components and descriptive behavioral models, time-interval error, and the effective of the link path on jitter components.
    5. Differential signals on microstrip and stripline, modal concepts in multiconductor signal buses, mode conversion at discontinuities, cross-talk in differential systems, and modeling of non-ideal propagation such as unbalanced differential lines
    6. Putting it all together with examples.
    7. A systematic approach for PDN design including target impedance and limitations, reconciling TD/FD concepts for PDN design, quantifying the design for layer stackup and decoupling capacitors, and modeling the PDN for multi-layer boards.

Course participants will be given the student version of the Fast Electromagnetic Analysis Suite (FEMAS) for modeling signal and power integrity problems.



General Seminar Information:

EMI/EMC Computational Modeling for Real-World Engineering Problems

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