Tagged: Signal Integrity

PCB Signal IntegritySome companies even have an entire group dedicated to performing this task – are you one of those lucky ones?  The traditional design schedule does not promote this activity and to incorporate it now into the schedule does not remove the need for examining the product in the lab.  Consequently, the perception could be that adding SI analysis to the design process gives the electrical engineer another job to do, in addition to their already long list of actions.  But this can be perceived as a somewhat limited view as the benefits of addressing signal integrity up front can be vast, both in time and money savings – enabling the design team to deliver boards that are going to be right-first-time.

Mastering Power Integrity: First Get Your Power Distribution System Right

Mastering Power Integrity: First Get Your Power Distribution System Right

I don’t think I’m generalizing when I say that designers working on complex high speed designs really don’t want to expend a lot of time and effort dealing with power integrity problems. And they especially don’t want to do it using tools that are detached from their design flow. In today’s complex PCBs, we’re talking advanced processors, complex FPGAs and superfast memories, which all share various voltage ranges.