Signal Integrity and Power Integrity Workshop with Keysight Technologies

by | Jul 22, 2019 | 0 comments

Save the date! On September 12th and 13th, 2019, right after PCB West, Sierra Circuits will host a Signal Integrity and Power Integrity Workshop presented by Keysight Technologies Heidi Barnes and Tim Wang-Lee, author of our how to solve signal integrity problems: the basics. The event will take place at our boardroom at the Levi’s Stadium.

For more information, email Lucy at

This intensive Signal Integrity and Power Integrity workshop provides you with the necessary skills to tackle everyday SI and PI challenges with Keysight PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS).

The SI session starts with the holistic approach to solve any signal integrity problems by using SI analysis techniques such as eye diagram, mixed-mode S-parameters, time domain reflectometry (TDR) and single pulse response. The session continues to exercise the techniques in design and exploration of single-ended and differential channels. Finally, the SI workshop concludes with EM model extraction and investigation of application and standards.

In the PI sessions, we cover the elegant flat impedance design technique and explore the cohesive ADS Power Integrity eco-system. In the process of PI eco-system simulations, you will use impedance vs. frequency data to create measured models, estimate decoupling capacitance, and debug noise ripple on a power rail.

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 design, simulate and troubleshoot most common Signal Integrity and Power Integrity related issues.

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Workshop Agenda

SI+PI Workshop Day 1 Agenda

Session 1: Apply the 3-step Approach to Solve Any Signal Integrity Problems
Session 2: Understand Your Single-Ended Channels
Session 3: Characterize Differential Channels with Confidence


Session 4: Extract and Analyze Channel EM Model
Session 5: Investigate Applications and Standards

SI+PI Workshop Day 2 Agenda

Session 1: Design with Flat Target Impedance Design Concept
Session 2: Measure, Model and Simulate Capacitors and Inductors
Session 3: Select DC-DC Converter VRM


Session 4: Model DC-DC Converter VRM
Session 5: Perform De-cap Optimization, DC IR Drop, and DC Electro-Thermal Simulations


Price: $600
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks included

For more information, email Lucy at


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