Understand the 3-step approach to solve Signal Integrity problems in High-Speed Digital circuit designs.
Lesson 1 - Introduction - Designing for Signal Integrity
Discusses the importance of having a good understanding of the signal's characteristics and the mechanisms that affect signal integrity. It also provides some examples of signal integrity problems and how to solve them.
Lesson 2 - Signal Integrity Analysis Techniques
Covers the importance of using multiple analysis techniques to get a complete picture of the signal's behavior. It also provides some examples of how the different analysis techniques can be used to solve signal integrity problems.
Lesson 3 - Simulating the Channel
Explains the different types of simulation tools that can be used for signal integrity analysis. The lesson then discusses the steps involved in simulating a signal integrity problem. The lesson also discusses some of the challenges that can be encountered when simulating signal integrity problems.
Lesson 4 - Designing for Signal Integrity
Demonstrates the different types of signal integrity problems that can occur. The lesson then discusses the steps involved in identifying the root cause of a signal integrity problem. The lesson also discusses some of the challenges that can be encountered when identifying the root cause of signal integrity problems.
Lesson 5 - Exploring Design Solutions
Covers the different types of design solutions that can be used. The lesson then discusses the steps and challenges involved in exploring design solutions.
Lesson 6 - Virtual Example
Discusses the use of Keysight's PathWave Signal Integrity Analyzer software to analyze the signal integrity problem. The software can be used to simulate the signal path and to measure the signal's characteristics.
Lesson 7 - Real-World Design Solutions
Demonstrates the different types of signal integrity problems that can occur in real-world designs. The lesson then discusses real-world examples of how these problems were solved. The lesson concludes by discussing the importance of using a systematic approach to solving signal integrity problems in real-world designs.
Lesson 8 - Conclusion - Designing for Signal Integrity
Discusses the importance of documentation in the process of designing for signal integrity. Documentation can help to ensure that the design is properly understood and that it can be easily modified if necessary.
Three Steps to Overcome Signal Integrity Challenges
High-speed digital standards are quickly evolving to keep pace with the data demand from emerging technologies such as 5G, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and autonomous vehicles. Each generational change of high-speed computing standards provides new signaling features, faster data transfer rates, and smaller design margins. Faster speeds create new design challenges that require higher-accuracy simulation, new software tools, and more efficient workflows.