"Gary Sanders took a leadership role in insuring signal integrity for high speed digital designs. His contributions ranged from group instruction and individual tutoring on proper design techniques to consultation on difficult problems experienced in the lab."

Ed Semplinski
Sr. Systems Engineer


"Gary's knowledge of signal integrity issues shed light on what is often considered 'Black Magic' in the high speed digital design arena. His information and techniques have helped explain many of the issues seen in the lab, as well as how to avoid them in the future; which has directly contributed to a number of successful designs."

Dominic Paglia
Hardware Manager


"Putting our entire hardware engineering team through Gary's Signal Integrity course exposed all our engineers to solid high-speed digital and analog design practices. The course has given us the background to improve the performance and reduce the integration time of our boards and systems."

Dean Kobashigawa
V. P. of Engineering


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signal Integrity Classes
Signal Integrity is an increasingly important analog field that digital circuit designers and layout people need to understand to make their circuitry work on with today's sub-nanosecond edge rates and multi-layer layouts. The alternative is to have an analog signal-integrity engineer work with them at critical design and layout stages.

My full-day course gives you practical information that can be immediately applied to save time and money in engineering development. My pricing structure makes it easier to have ALL of your engineering staff trained at the same time, rather than just a few key people. The benefit is that when the class is over, all of the engineers and designers understand the material, and can all work together "on the same page" to solve signal integrity problems quickly saving time and money.

My approach is a very graphic one with not only the equations, but intuitive diagrams and arguments to help you remember and understand the various problems and their solutions. And you will be able to apply what you have learned to new problems that you encounter.


Topics covered are:
1.
Using Buried Capacitance properly to increase noise margin and free up printed circuit board space.
2.
Measuring techniques that can be used on the bench to accurately evaluate the effectiveness of Buried Capacitance and signal waveform accuracy.
3.
Calculating and minimizing crosstalk on PCBs, especially with large numbers of layers.
4.
PCB and Chassis design techniques to reduce EMI radiation.
5.
Using Field-Solving software to predict crosstalk performance.
6.
Proper transmission line termination on PCBs, and how it can increase noise margin.
7.
High-frequency substrates, when to use them and why.
8.
Trace bandwidth limitations.
9.
Check-list of tools for measuring PCB parameters, and which ones you need.
10.
The problems caused by conventional pads and traces on PCB layouts.
11.
How simulation software and modern PCB milling machines can benefit you, enabling you to prototype SMD designs.
12.
Benefits of noise-filtering with A/D converters.

Pricing:
$1,500 flat fee for local (Portland, OR - Vancouver, WA) all-day courses, plus $100 per person material fee, plus travel time/mileage fee. This includes copies of the slides with ample space for note-taking. If your schedule doesn't allow for a single all-day program, the course may be broken down into segments for 2, 3, or 4 hours per day. E-mail GarySanders@the-analog-guy.com or call my mobile phone 360-624-0166 for an exact quotation for your particular needs.

$1,500 flat fee plus $500 per day for out-of-town courses (plus any air travel required), plus $100 per person material fee, plus travel and accommodations costs. This includes copies of the slides with ample space for note-taking. If you prefer the course may be broken down into segments for 2, 3, or 4 hours per day. E-mail GarySanders@the-analog-guy.com or call my mobile phone 360-624-0166 for an exact quotation for your particular needs.

 



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