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


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Richard MellitzDistinguished EngineerSamtec

Richard Mellitz is presently a Distinguished Engineer at Samtec, supporting interconnect signal integrity and industry standards. Prior to this, he was a Principal Engineer in the Platform Engineering Group at Intel. Richard was a principal member of various Intel processor and I/O bus teams including Itanium®, Pentium®, PCI Express®, SAS®, and Fabric (Ethernet, IB, and proprietary). Additionally, he has been a key contributor for the channel sections IEEE802.3 backplane and cabling standards, and for the time domain ISI and return loss standards for IEEE802.3 Ethernet, known as COM (Channel Operating Margin) and ERL (Effective Return Loss), which are now an integral part of Ethernet standards due to Rich’s leadership. He founded and chaired an IPC (Association Connecting Electronics Industries) committee delivering IPC’s first PCB loss test method. Prior to this, Rich led industry efforts at IPC to deliver the first TDR (time domain reflectometry) standard which is presently used throughout the PCB industry. Richard holds many patents in interconnect, signal integrity, design, and test. He has delivered numerous signal integrity papers at electronic industry design conferences.

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