Signal Integrity of High-Speed Digital Design

These courses cover design techniques to ensure signal integrity in high speed systems.

Signal Integrity and EMI Fundamentals (243)

This course covers the methodology of designing an electronic product to minimize the possibilities for electromagnetic interferences (EMI) and signal integrity (SI) problems. The techniques are useful specially for designers of high speed digital and analog circuits, and radiofrequency designers. The basics of designing electronic products with SI and EMI in mind are introduced in a very understandable and entertained style. This is a three days course with a very practical approach through many real world examples, techniques, simulation and hardware demos.

DAY 1 is dedicated to the basics of EMI and SIGNAL INTEGRITY in electronic circuits including a review of components in the high frequency/speed domain. The typical EMI/SI problems (crosstalk, reflections, coupling mechanisms, radiation, pickup, etc.) are presented in a general perspective. Transmission lines and impedance matching are covered because of the importance in the design of a robust system as explained in the rest of the course.

DAY 2 is dedicated to grounding, filtering and the design techniques for printed circuit boards (PCBs) in high frequency/speed systems.

DAY 3 covers cables, the longest elements in our designs. That is because they are key elements in the signal propagation and antenna effects of any electronic design. A general and intuitive explanation of antenna fundamentals is included for non RF specialists explaining in a very intuitive way the radiation and pick-up behaviour of cables as “hidden antennas”. Finally instrumentation and measuring and troubleshooting techniques for EMI/SI problems are included.

EMI/EMC and Signal Integrity Boot Camp (249)

This special five day workshop covers the methodology of designing and/or troubleshooting an electronic product to minimize the possibility of electromagnetic interference (EMI), signal integrity (SI) and/or Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) problems.
 Feb 26-Mar 02, 2018:  San Diego, CA: Presented by: Arturo Mediano

RF and High Speed PCB and EMI Design Fundamentals (042)

This two-day course enables practicing engineers and CAD technicians to develop design rules for RF and high-speed designs, choose an optimal design tool, and organize the design process to most efficiently execute the design that will insure circuit performance, and minimize costs and production time.
 :  On Demand, RF Mentor e-Learning: Presented by: Rick Fornes

EMI/EMC Troubleshooting: Principles and Demonstrations (266)

This three day course covers the fundamentals for troubleshooting an electronic design with electromagnetic interferences (EMI), or Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) problems. Troubleshooting or debugging EMI problems is usually frustrating especially when a trial and error strategy is used. Discover how to localize, characterize, and solve emissions and immunity EMI problems in a very understandable and entertained style.

The course presents how an electronic system can generate and/or receive EMI resulting in a failure to meet EMC regulations. A practical approach with many real world examples, techniques, simulations and hardware tools for EMI/EMC troubleshooting will be explained with an emphasis to minimize costs, production and marketing delays by considering key factors and techniques in the design phase or to evaluate solutions for the production stage.

No prior EMI/SI knowledge is needed but an electrical engineering background (BSEE or equivalent experience) is recommended.

The course includes real examples and demonstrations of problems with reference to narrowband and broadband signals in digital and analog circuits, audio problems, power supplies, etc.


 Oct 18-Oct 20, 2017:  San Jose, CA: Presented by: Arturo Mediano