Work from home (WFH) has become a normal occurrence this past year. “Do you work from home?” “Of course, where else?” Samtec is taking the whole work from home thing up a notch with a new webinar lineup for 2021. Back by popular demand, they are launching a new series of educational webinars. Started last year, the gEEk SpEEk Webinar Series brings a team of exceptional lecturers and signal integrity (SI) experts into your home (virtually) to discuss relevant and useful topics about system design and the associated signal integrity challenges. Enter the era of LFH (learn from home). If you struggle with signal integrity challenges, you’ll definitely want to check this out. The links are listed below. So, let’s take a look at what’s in store from gEEk SpEEk to see how Samtec lets you learn from home with a great webinar lineup.
January 21, 2021, 11:15 AM PST: S and Z Parameters for PDN Measurements and Simulations. Presented by Istvan Novak, Principal SI-PI Engineer at Samtec. Learn about the techniques to model power distribution networks (PDNs). These systems are different than passive devices and channels, so the techniques you know may not apply.
February 18, 2021, 11:15 AM PST: Bending EM Simulation Tools to Your Will. Presented by Scott McMorrow, CTO, Signal Integrity Group at Samtec. Learn how to “trick” an electromagnetic modeling tool into providing the most accurate insight possible for a design.
March 18, 2021, 11:15 AM PST: Mechanics of Using the Public COM Code. Presented by Richard Mellitz, Distinguished Engineer at Samtec. The channel operating margin (COM) is an electrical figure of merit for a channel derived from measurement of its scattering parameters and a table of configuration parameters. Learn how to use the Matlab® script on this data to get the information you need for your design.
April 15, 2021, 11:15 AM PST: Successful PCIe Interconnect Guidelines for 8, 16, and 32 GT/s. Presented by Steve Krooswyk, Signal Integrity Engineer at Samtec. Learn how to get the best implementation of a PCI Express channel at a given data rate. Guidelines for length and loss, the penalty from trace separation and via stubs, connectors and cables, and interpretation of channel simulation results are all discussed.
May 20, 2021, 11:15 AM PST: Causality Enforcement or No Causality Enforcement? That is the Question. Presented by Stefaan Sercu, Principal Signal Integrity Engineer at Samtec. The quality of time domain simulation results using Fourier transformations (e.g., COM simulations) depends on the quality of the S–parameter models used. Causality is shown to be an important parameter limiting the usefulness of a model. Causality problems can be classified as mathematical and physical in origin and this webinar explores what techniques to apply to get the best results.
June 17, 2021,11:15 AM PST: Advanced SI Fixture Design: Why it’s Important to your Program’s Success. Presented by Travis Ellis, Problem Solver at Samtec. At advanced speeds (e.g., 112G) complex 3D simulations are required and these models must be correlated to measured data. The test fixtures used in this process must be transparent and deliver high fidelity information. This webinar explores how to achieve these goals. See a prior post to learn more about achieving 112G speeds.
July 15, 2021, 11:15 AM PST: Common Mode Conundrums. Presented by Richard Mellitz. Details on this webinar TBA.
August 19, 2021, 11:15 AM PST: How to Read the ESR Curve of Capacitors. Presented by Istvan Novak. Details on this webinar TBA.
September 16, 2021, 11:15 AM PST: Advanced High Density Breakout Design & Cross Talk Mitigation Strategies. Presented by Travis Ellis. Today’s high density connector arrays face significant challenges at the board attach region. Insertion loss and return loss impairments can be mitigated with careful design and simulation. This webinar explores the physical effects at work here and how to address them to achieve a successful design.
All prior gEEk spEEk webinars are also available for viewing here. Check out this great lineup of webinars and speakers today. Get on the LFH bandwagon because Samtec lets you learn from home with a great webinar lineup.
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