With electronic systems and networks getting more complex every day, it is important to understand the fundamentals of high-speed digital design and know when to use the right tool for the job. In this seminar, learn about the measurement science and key specifications behind network analyzers, oscilloscopes, arbitrary waveform generators, and bit-error ratio testers. Get real-world examples of common industry design problems and how to make sure to choose the right unit and performance level to address and prevent these problems. In addition, this seminar will cover the importance of signal integrity and how it impacts your designs and validation. Whether you are new to high-speed digital design or a seasoned veteran, the goal is to give you the knowledge to take to the lab and use immediately for faster time to test and increased confidence in your digital designs.


8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Continental breakfast and lunch included

Dates and Locations

Thursday, April 16th 
9999 Hamilton Boulevard
Breinigsville, PA 18031

This event will be rescheduled to a later date, due to COVID-19.


8:30 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 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.

10:00 a.m. – Break

10:10 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.

11:20 a.m. – Lunch, Giveaways and Product Fair

12:10 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, an overview about generating signal impairments and customization of your signal with an AWG.

1:20 p.m. – Fundamentals of Bit-Error Ratio Testing

This sections covers receiver testing using the Bit Error Ratio Tester (BERT), including what the BERT is, the test setup, how the data test pattern is stressed, and running a typical receiver test.

2:35 p.m. – Wrap up and Giveaways

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