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High-Speed Digital Back to Basics Seminar - 2018

Join us for a day of face to face networking with our Keysight experts and others in your field. We’ll provide lunch, product fair and the following technical sessions:

• Signal Integrity in the Real-World
• Signal Integrity Measurements and Network Analysis
• High-Speed Oscilloscope Fundamentals
• Fundamentals of Arbitrary Waveform Generation
• Fundamentals of Bit Error Ratio Testing

This seminar will improve your understanding of basic high-speed data design, measurement, and simulation techniques.


Whether you are new to high-speed data design or a seasoned veteran, the goal of this seminar is to give you knowledge to take to the lab and use immediately for faster time to test and increased confidence in your designs. Take this opportunity to learn from industry experts about the measurement and design challenges you may encounter and get a better understanding on how to overcome them.




10:00 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.


September 12
Courtyard Phoenix Chandler
920 N. 54th Street
Chandler, AZ 85226

September 19
9999 Hamilton Boulevard
Breinigsville, PA 18031

AGENDA - Agenda may vary among stops

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. / Registration

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. / High-Speed Oscilloscope Fundamentals
In this section, you will become familiarized with oscilloscopes and probing technology from the ground up. Topics will cover sampling rates, bandwidth and aliasing, triggering, waveform visualization tools, waveform update rate, and probing tips and tricks.

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. / Lunch, Product Fair

12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. / Fundamentals of Arbitrary Waveform Generation
In this section gives an overview of the use and importance of an Arbitrary Waveform Generator and how to make sure you have the right Sampling Rate and Memory depth to meet your measurement needs when choosing an AWG. Topics will include key specifications of Arbitrary Waveform Generation, the importance of considering filtering and sampling rate, overview about generating signal impairments and customization of your signal with an AWG.

1:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. / Break

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. / Fundamentals of Bit Error Ratio Testing
This section covers receiver testing using a Bit Error Ratio Tester (BERT), the typical applications to use a BERT, and what are the key specification to take into consideration when configuring one. In addition, we will be covering the test setup, how to run a typical receiver test, and how the data test pattern is stressed.

2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. / Wrap up and Sweepstakes