• Conference
    Jan 30-Feb 1, 2018
  • Expo
    Jan 31-Feb 1, 2018
  • Santa Clara Convention
    | Santa Clara, CA

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Panel – How to Avoid getting Totally Skewed: Glass-Weave Skew in High-Speed Design

  • Bill Hargin (Director of US Marketing, Nan Ya CCL)
  • Lee Ritchey (President, Speeding Edge)
  • Scott McMorrow (CTO Signal Integrity Products, Samtec Inc.)
  • Stephen Scearce (Hardware Engineering Manager, Cisco Systems)
  • Amendra Koul (Technical Leader - Signal Integrity, Cisco systems inc)
  • David Hoover (Sr Field Application Engineer - Communications & Computing Business , TTM Technologies, Inc.)
Location: Ballroom D
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Track: 08. Optimizing High-Speed Serial Design
Format: 75-Minute Panel Discussion
Recording: TBD

The objective of this panel session is to guide design teams through the process of evaluating and selecting the right glass styles or design strategies for eliminating glass-weave skew for multi-gigabit, high-speed PCB designs. Several methods have been proposed, including choosing a glass style that minimizes resin windows, aligning trace direction to the fill/weft, routing each member of the pair at
the same pitch as the glass fibers, mechanically spread glass, dual-ply glass, zigzag routing of differential pairs at a 10º angle to the weave, building each PCB with the artwork rotated at a 10º angle to the panel and weave, or using glass with a lower dielectric constant (closer to the resin Dk).

In this panel session, we’ll nail down the answers to this quintessential design concern once and for all – or entertain you while the experts slug it out!