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April 5-7, 2022|Santa Clara Convention Center| Santa Clara, CA
Bill Hargin (Chief Everything Officer, Z-zero)
Location: Chiphead Theater
Date: Wednesday, April 6
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Track: Chiphead Theater
Format: Chiphead Theater
Pass Type: 2-Day Pass, All Access Pass, Expo Pass
Vault Recording: TBD
For almost 50 years, the electronic design industry has been searching for the Holy Grail of dielectric measurement techniques, resulting in 18 different IPC standards for measuring dielectric properties and several more approaches, including several â€śbootlegâ€ť operations that are not part of IPC.
Employing accurate material parameters in PCB design is critical to electrical performance, ensuring both signal and power integrity. PCB laminate manufacturers publish construction tables with resin-content and permittivity (Dk, Df), but how do electronic designers know that they have an â€śapples-to-applesâ€ť comparison across multiple laminate systems, constructions, and data sources?
In this presentation, we will discuss the history of the search for the Holy Grail laminate characterization method, where we are today, as well as implications for signal integrity in high-speed PCB designs going forward.