Learn Signal Integrity Design Principles
Interactively With Mathcad
(Textbook And Interactive Software Package)

Price: $20 USD

By Dr. David Norte, Founder
The EMC, Signal and Power Integrity Institute

Package Includes: (1) PDF Copy Of The Textbook
(2) Software Modules For Running The Interactive Learning Environment
See Example Screenshots Of The Interactive Learning Environment
(3) Free Future Editions Of This Textbook and Software On A Yearly Basis Through
The Free Email GOLD Program
(4) A Free Set Of Over 30 Signal Integrity Design Tutorials Authored By Dr. Norte,
With More Than 700 Pages Of Design Information Not Included In The Textbook

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The technical information contained within this website is for educational
purposes only.  Dr. David Norte can not be held liable for the use of this
technical information.

The Interactive Learning Environment Runs On Mathcad Versions 8 or Above
As Well As Mathcad Prime Version 2 or Above

Download A Free Trial Copy Of Mathcad 15

View Some Representative Output Waveforms From One Of The Interactive
orksheets From The Mathcad Software Package

View An Actual Module From The Signal Integrity Textbook
     Learn about signal integrity interactively!  The textbook and software
environment teaches signal integrity design principles interactively by
enabling the user to first learn about many practical signal integrity design
principles, and then the user is encouraged to change the values of the
system variables to see how these changes influence the results.

It is well known in the industry that having the ability to predict signal integrity
performances before going to market with your product can save both time
and money for your business.  With respect to evaluating signal integrity
performances, the
eye pattern is widely used throughout the industry.  The
intent of this package is to introduce an interactive environment for learning
about designing for signal integrity.  The software learning environment will
enable the user to view a time-domain snapshot of the received bit
waveforms and the associated, all-important, eye pattern. The eye pattern can
then be used to extract potential
timing jitter or noise margin problems.  
Finally, upper bounds on the
bit-error-rate (BER) can be extracted from the
eye pattern that include the effects of reduced noise margins and timing jitter.  
In addition to the time-domain results, many important frequency domain
results are displayed, such as
S-parameters, phase responses, and transfer

The following list are the subjects covered by the "Learn Signal Integrity
Design Principles With Mathcad" text and software package:

(1)  The Impact Of Propagation Delay And Driver Impedance On Signal Integrity For
High-Impedance Loads
(2)  Transmission Line Discontinuities With A Series Via And A Split Termination With A
Capacitive Load
(3)  Transmission Line Discontinuities With A Series Via, A Tapped Transmission Line, And
A Split Termination With A Capacitive Load
(4)  Transmission Line Equalization For Differential Transmission Lines
(5)  Near-End And Far-End Crosstalk
(6)  Data-Dependent Timing Jitter Due To Closely Spaced Transmission Lines Within a
Single Data Bus
(7)  Signal Propagation Through Single-Mode And Multimode Optical Fibers
(8)  Preemphasis For High-Speed Signaling
(9)  Intersymbol Interference
(10)  Preemphasis And Equalization For Very High-Speed Serial Differential Signaling

(11)  Data-Dependent Timing Jitter Due To Multiple, Closely Spaced, Multidrop Broadcast
Data Buses
(12)  Signal Jumping Between Two Different Ground Planes: Part 1
(13)  Signal Jumping Between Two Different Ground Planes: Part 2
(14)  Signal Jumping Between Both Sides Of A Single Ground Plane
(15)  Signal Jumping Between A Power Plane And A Ground Plane
(16)  Signal Jumping Between An Arbitrary Number Of Different Reference Planes
(17)  The Impact Of Slightly Different Propagation Delays On The Signal Integrity Of
Differential Signals
(18)  The Impact Of Slightly Different Risetimes Between Differential Signals On Signal
(19)  Power Plane Motes
(20)  Groundbounce, Powerbounce, and Feedthrough

(21)  Designing Printed Circuit Board Transmission Lines:  Characteristic Impedances,
Bandwidths And Other Considerations
(22)  The Impact Of Ground Plane Cutouts On Signal Integrity
(23)  Stubs Along Microstriplines And Their Effects On Signal Integrity
(24)  Microstripline Dispersion And Its Effects On Signal Integrity
(25)  Microstripline Attenuation And Its Effects On Signal Integrity
(26)  Differential Coplanar Transmission Line Attenuation
(27)  Coupled Microstriplines: Even And Odd Mode Impedances
(28)  Right Angle Bends And Their Impact On Signal Integrity
(29)  Changes In Transmission Line Conductor Widths And Their Impact On Signal Integrity
(30)  Characterizing Differential Crosstalk For Loosely Coupled And Tightly Coupled
Differential Transmission Lines

(31)  Design Tables And Plots Specifying The Full Range Of Separation Distances And
Coupling Lengths For Not Exceeding A Specified Maximum Percentage Crosstalk
(32)  Determining The Impact Of The Location Of Source And Load Termination Resistors
On Signal Integrity
(33) Losses For Differential Microstriplines
(34) The Impact Of Propagation Delay And Driver Output Impedances On Signal Integrity
For High Impedance Loads And For TTL and CMOS Drivers
(35) Selecting Resistor Values For A Split Termination And A Capacitive Load
(36) Signal Integrity Of Low Impedance Serial Clock Distribution Lines
(37) Parallel Clock Distribution Networks
(38) Placing Load Termination Resistors After The Load And Away From The Load
(39) Routing A Signal Over A Rectangular Cutout Within The Reference Plane Of The
Return Current When A Stitching Capacitor Or A Nearby Reference Plane Is Available To
Support The Return Current
(40) The Impact Of Signal Jumping From A Reference Ground Plane To A Different
Reference Ground Plane With A High-Impedance Load
(41) Effect Of Guard Traces On Transmission Line Characteristic Impedances
(42) Via Stubs On Single-Ended Interconnects And Their Impact On Signal Integrity
(43) The Impact Of Differential Via Stubs On The Signal Integrity Of Differential Signals
Propagating Through Differential Vias
(44) The Impact Of Signal Jumping From One Side Of A Ground Plane To The Other Side Of
The Same Ground Plane On Signal Integrity With A High-Impedance Load
(45) The Impact Of Signal Jumping From A Reference Ground Plane To A Reference Power
Plane On Signal Integrity With A High-Impedance Load
(46) The Impact Of RMS Surface Roughness On Microstripline Losses
(47) The Fundamentals Of Far-End Crosstalk
(48) The Fundamentals Of Near-End Crosstalk
(49) Understanding The Crosstalk Design Space
(50) Crosstalk Considerations With Even And Odd Mode Switching

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