Latest news: The research paper this webinar is based (Frequency Dependent Material Properties – So What?) on just won the DesignCon 2010 Paper Award in the Interconnect Design Category!
We’re sponsoring a webinar Frequency-Dependent Material Properties – Why You Should Care to be presented by Dr. Eric Bogatin, Signal Integrity Evangelist at Bogatin Enterprises. Because of our sponsorship, Eric is offering this educational webinar — normally $95 per student — free of charge.
Date/Time: Live broadcast on Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 1PM Eastern/10AM Pacific (recorded version will be posted shortly after live event).
Abstract: We hear a lot about "causal properties" of materials, or "frequency-dependent dielectric constant." How important are these concepts and what impact will ignoring them have on accurately predicting performance? These real world effects result in frequency dependent loss, frequency dependent characteristic impedance and frequency dependent propagation speed. So what?
In this webinar, we will introduce a simple way of describing frequency dependent properties of conductors and dielectrics and explore their impact on time domain performance, such as TDR response and eye degradation of high speed serial links. We will see how to interpret the behavior of real interconnects and at what bit rate causal properties are important and when they can be ignored.