April 5-7, 2022|Santa Clara Convention Center| Santa Clara, CA

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Panel – Modeling Passive Component for Power Integrity Simulations: How to Measure, How to Model, How to Use


Heidi Barnes  (SI and PI Applications Engineer, Keysight Technologies)


Istvan Novak  (Power Integrity Engineer, Samtec)

Eric Bogatin  (Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder)

Steve Sandler  (Founder, Picotest.com)

Jim DeLap  (Electronics Product Manager, ANSYS)

Joe Hock  (Chief Scientist, R&D, Kyocera - AVX)

Location: Ballroom H

Date: Wednesday, April 6

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Track: 10. Power Integrity in Power Distribution Networks, 12. Applying Test & Measurement Methodology

Format: Panel Discussion

Theme : Automotive, Data Centers

Education Level: All

Pass Type: 2-Day Pass, All Access Pass, Expo Pass

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Join some of DesignCon's top speakers and industry experts for a lively and controversial panel discussion on passive component models for power integrity simulations. Learn why not everyone agrees on how to measure them, how to model them, and how they should be used in the simulators.

Topics for Discussion:
• Are vendor models always wrong?
• Where is the standard for measuring and modeling passive components?
• Power delivery is not DC! EM simulators are the only way to get it right. Right?
• Avoid decade caps and free SPICE when designing power delivery with GaN?
• Do Ferrite Beads belong in Power Integrity?


Models should always be verified; acceptable measurement practices for low impedance components; importance of EM models for PCB parasitics; why leveraging ferrite beads and decade caps from older designs may no longer work.

Intended Audience

No prerequisites required, but recommend some familiarity with power integrity, R-L-C and s-parameter component models.