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Hands-On Power Integrity Workshop by Steve Sandler

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By Lucy Iantosca

September 21, 2018 | 0 Comments


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After our PCB Layout Design workshop presented by Robert Feranec, Sierra Circuits is hosting Steve Sandler’s hands-on power integrity workshop on December 3rd and 4th at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.

Course Overview

Steve Sandler, an internationally recognized power expert, developed this in-depth, 2-day hands-on workshop to provide you with the fundamentals of power integrity. You’ll learn why it is important and how to design for it, measure it and troubleshoot it. This workshop teaches high-fidelity measurement, design, and simulation techniques. The combination of lecture and hands-on exercises allows attendees to explore the presented topics in real-time while being mentored by an expert in the field. The hands-on approach allows you to gain confidence in your ability to apply these skills on your own, at your workplace. You will learn to measure, optimize and troubleshoot most common power integrity related issues.


What You Will Learn

Why clean power matters and how to obtain it
How to set the power supply noise budget
What frequency you should be measuring to
How to measure each portion of the PDN (VRM, decoupling, planes, loads)
How to interpret an impedance plot and use it to optimize performance
Which specific measurements are critical for success
How to make impedance, stability, PSRR, step load, and ripple measurements
What test equipment is necessary to complete the above measurements successfully


Improve your first-pass design quality, thereby reducing board iterations
Gain a better understanding of why Power Integrity is important
Improve your Power Integrity simulation models
Get the latest tips and techniques for flat impedance design
Improve the performance of high performance digital and RF circuitry

Hands-On Measurements

1-Port, 2-Port, 2-Port Extended
Resistors, Capacitors (Ceramic & Tantalum), Inductors
Impedance Adapters
Probe Selection
Voltage Reference
Voltage Regulator/LDO/POL
Stability and PSRR
Bode Plot
Non-Invasive Stability Margin (NISM) via Output Impedance
PSRR Measurement
Time Domain
Impedance Matching
Oscilloscope Noise Floor
Step Load
PDN and Flat Impedance Measurement
Demonstration Examples: Troubleshooting Power Integrity Issues
Clock Jitter/Spectrum Analysis
Noise Density
EMI and Troubleshooting with Near Field Probes


$1,500 per person for the two days.
This covers breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

For more information, email Lucy at!


Watch the overview of our previous workshop at the Levi’s Stadium:

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