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Boot Camp – Pragmatic Signal Integrity

Todd Westerhoff (VP, Semiconductor Relations, SiSoft)

Michael Steinberger (Lead Architect, Serial Channel Products, SiSoft)

Donald Telian (Independent Consultant, SiGuys)

Eric Brock (Principal Member of Technical Staff , SiSoft)

Location: Ballroom E

Date: Tuesday, January 30

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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Track: Boot Camp

Audience Level: Introductory

Format: Full Day Boot Camp

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Introductory

A typical signal integrity project can involve a dozen or more models of several different types and involve at least three different analysis/simulation methods. Through interactive demonstration of the development of a typical SI project, this tutorial offers attendees the disciplines needed to manage this complexity and consistently produce trustworthy results. This tutorial emphasizes the typical problems encountered, with each problem solved as a class exercise.


Five principles of pragmatic SI will be presented at the beginning of the tutorial and then demonstrated throughout the development of a typical SI project. The three primary phases of the project will be:

  1. Network Characterization
  2. Statistical Analysis
  3. Time Domain Simulation

For each phase of the project, the fundamental knowledge needed to execute the phase will be followed by a description of the steps to be followed. We will then execute this phase for the SI project to be developed over the course of the tutorial. In each phase, we will encounter problems due to the models or methods used, and the solution of these problems will be an interactive exercise for the class.

To learn more about this presentation, please visit the Boot Camp page.