A Look at the PCIe Standard – the Silent Partner of Innovation

A Look at the PCIe Standard – the Silent Partner of Innovation
by Mike Gianfagna on 07-26-2022 at 6:00 am

A Look at the PCIe Standard – the Silent Partner of Innovation

Let’s face it. Standards aren’t always exciting, and the process of ratifying new versions can be time-consuming and tedious. Regardless, we all know standards are the glue that bind many ecosystems and without them the technology world would be good measure more chaotic. Standards come in many versions, with various amounts… Read More


Webinar – 112 Gbps PAM4 Implementation with Real-World Case Studies

Webinar – 112 Gbps PAM4 Implementation with Real-World Case Studies
by Mike Gianfagna on 05-18-2022 at 10:00 am

Webinar – 112 Gbps PAM4 Implementation with Real World Case Studies

Are 112G PAM4 channels in one of your current or future designs? If you’re focusing on advanced products, the answer is likely YES. Design of these channels is quite challenging. Silicon design, SerDes, PCB traces, and interconnect all need to be balanced to achieve success. As they say, getting there is half the fun. An upcoming… Read More


Passion for Innovation – an Interview with Samtec’s Keith Guetig

Passion for Innovation – an Interview with Samtec’s Keith Guetig
by Mike Gianfagna on 03-03-2022 at 6:00 am

Keith Guetig

There’s a lot to be said for staying power. I’ve met many people in my career who simply resonate with a company – their products, culture, and direction. People like this build an organic knowledge of the company’s products and its customers. They contribute to a culture that helps enable great companies. Keith Guetig is one such… Read More


Podcast EP63: The growing importance of interconnect architecture

Podcast EP63: The growing importance of interconnect architecture
by Daniel Nenni on 02-18-2022 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Matt Burns, technical marketing manager at Samtec. Matt focuses on why interconnect architecture has become so important for state-of-the-art system designs. The markets that are driving these requirements, along with the challenges and how to address them are provided.

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Samtec Dominates DesignCon 2021

Samtec Dominates DesignCon 2021
by Mike Gianfagna on 08-15-2021 at 6:00 am

Samtec Dominates DesignCon 2021

DesignCon has grown over the years to become a true system design show. The show’s tagline is WHERE THE CHIP MEETS TO BOARD. This is just the beginning. Besides the chip and the board there are all the challenges, opportunities, and options to get signals reliably propagated throughout the entire system. Power, signal integrity,… Read More


Electronic Systems SI/IP Forum

Electronic Systems SI/IP Forum
by Daniel Nenni on 04-22-2021 at 10:00 am

Title: KEYNOTE: Is Power Integrity the New Black Magic?

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Time: 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour

Summary

Electronic Systems SI/PI Forum

KEYNOTE: Is Power Integrity the New Black Magic?

Sponsored by: Cadence

Presented by: Istvan Novak, Principal Signal and Power Integrity Engineer,

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Podcast EP7: Signal Integrity and Killer Robots

Podcast EP7: Signal Integrity and Killer Robots
by Daniel Nenni on 02-12-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Matt Burns, technical marketing manager at Samtec. Matt discusses the signal integrity challenges faced by system designers. The materials and protocols used for channels on a board, between boards on a rack and even between racks are discussed. Matt also touches on the work Samtec is doing with BattleBots.… Read More


S2C Raises the Bar for High Capacity, High-Performance FPGA Prototyping

S2C Raises the Bar for High Capacity, High-Performance FPGA Prototyping
by Daniel Nenni on 12-29-2020 at 10:00 am

Logic Matrix

It should come as no surprise that S2C would step out in front with a high-density FPGA prototyping hardware platform for users who would like to scale to large numbers of FPGAs and high performance.  That’s exactly what they have done with their new Prodigy Logic Matrix family of FPGA prototyping products that S2C announced in December. … Read More


How Samtec Puts the Customer First

How Samtec Puts the Customer First
by Mike Gianfagna on 08-05-2020 at 10:00 am

Samtec SnapEDA

An exceptional customer experience starts before the sale. Successful companies realize it never ends. Dedicated post-sales support and a robust ecosystem for aftermarket product extensions are ingredients that tend to delight the customer. These comments are relevant in the consumer sector, but they apply to high tech as… Read More


Trace Design for Crosstalk Reduction

Trace Design for Crosstalk Reduction
by admin on 06-25-2020 at 11:00 am

Trace Design for Crosstalk Reduction
Presented by: Scott McMorrow

Returning to basics, we’ll investigate the relationship of trace geometry to crosstalk in interconnect design, and draw some conclusions based on system constraints. Microstrip, stripline, and dual-stripline layer geometries will be examined,

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