Technical

Introduction

To help participants understand signal integrity (SI), they will first be introduced to basic concepts such as RF and microwave engineering, time domain reflection (TDR), transmission line, characteristic impedance, as well as impedance mismatch. They will subsequently see how all the concepts are tied together to understand high-speed I/O data format issues in digital communication applications. These issues can be categorised into catastrophic and non-catastrophic faults. Though catastrophic fault, which includes open circuit and short circuit to ground, is a serious failure, non-catastrophic fault is an equally serious failure that leads us to the topic of signal integrity. Jitter-noise-BER (JNB), together with concepts mentioned above, will be applied to detect and measure these faults. In addition to detecting and measuring faults, the training session will also cover several methods of recovering the signal. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to determine the location of fault, types of fault, and quality of signal (SI).

Target Audience

Failure Analysis Engineers, RF and Microwave Engineers, High Speed Digital Design Engineers, and Signal Integrity Engineers with zero to five years of experience

Prerequisite

Minimum 3 years of work experience in RF-related field