Signal Integrity TUTORIAL

This tutorial is intended for printed circuit board designers who wish to get an insight into the design of High Speed Digital PCBs.


High Speed PCB Design referes to the techniques that must be followed in order for a circuit to function properly when the edge rate of the signal is high. The failure in high speed digital circuit may or may not be readily reproducible. They are sometimes difficult to diagnose and reproduce. So care must be taken at the design stage itself.

This tutorial is for the PCB Designers who do not have advance course in Circuit Design, High Speed PCB Design or Wave propogation and Electromagnetic theories. It is for those who would like to get enough knowledge that will enable them design a high speed cicuit with reasonable accuracy.

The examples of the High Speed Bus design include DDR Bus, HyperTransport Bus, DDR2 Bus, USB 2.0, SATA, PCI Express, PCI. High Speed Design Techniques must be applied to these Bus to ensure proper and reliable operation.

The concept of Setup and Hold time and their relation to the length matching will be introduced in the beginning of the tutorial.

The Noise in the Power Supply and its analysis also come into the preview of the High Speed Digital Design and will be covered in this tutorial.

We will also explore how and why to add a multilayer PCB. We will analyse common stack up. We will explore the need of the controlled impedance and will try to understand how to acheive it.

We will breifly understand the simulation and will try to explore some common platforms and tools that are used for simulations.

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