The Agilent ADS User Group Meetings in Rome (13 May) and Böblingen (14-15 May) had three signal integrity papers. The authors have kindly given permission to post them here.
- Francesco de Paulis and Antonio Orlandi, UAq EMC Laboratory, University of L’Aquila, Italy:
Using Equivalent Circuits for the Analysis of Complex Power and Signal Integrity Problems
They compare fast circuit simulation with ADS to complex and time consuming 3D models and conclude that ADS is not only a tool for designing. Its flexibility allows its use as tool to investigate the fundamental mechanisms of relevant power and signal integrity issues and that it is a critical tool for engineering.
- Karsten Drögemüller, ix-cad:
High Speed Digital Signal Path Design for a 40 Gb/s Optical Receiver
Karsten shows how ix-cad achieved first pass success in designing the 40 Gb/s digital signal path for an optical receiver using ADS.
- Hermann Ruckerbauer, EyeKnowHow Signal Integrity Consulting:
Signal Integrity Optimization of a Complex Memory Bus System
Hermann shows how to explore the system design space by applying the ADS optimizer to various pulse response goals. Update – October 26, 2009: We added some info and made this into a white paper Using ADS for Signal Integrity Optimization
Hermann also posted on YouTube this entertaining and informative video on the eye pattern a.k.a. eye diagram:
Thanks to everyone who participated!