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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.




9:15 a.m. – 3:50 p.m


June 5, 2018

Westford Regency Hotel
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886

June 13, 2018

The Marshes Golf Club
320 Terry Fox Drive
Ottawa, ON K2K 3L1
Grand Terrace Room

June 15, 2018

Hôtel Alt Québec
1200 Avenue de Germain-des-Prés
Québec, QC G1V 3M7

AGENDA - Agenda may vary among stops

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. / Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. / Ask the Experts & Product Fair
This is a chance to speak to high-speed digital experts and bring any questions you have about design and test or how to make a specific measurement. You will also get to see the latest high-speed digital products first-hand.

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. / Signal Integrity in the Real-World
This section gives an overview of the signal integrity problems one encounters in digital communication and different analysis methods to find the root cause of the problems. Topics will include the importance of simulating signal integrity of your designs.

10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. / Signal Integrity Measurements and Network Analysis
This section will briefly touch on transmission line fundamentals and then focus on practical ways to troubleshoot and improve physical layer components inside the internet infrastructure. Topics will include differential s-parameters, how mode conversion relates to crosstalk, practical de-embedding methods to increase accuracy and finally a backplane design case study demonstration using a multiport VNA.

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

12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.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.

1:20 p.m. – 2:20 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.

2:20 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. / Ask the Experts & Product Fair: Round 2

2:40 p.m. – 3:40 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.

3:45 p.m. / Wrap up and Sweepstakes