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Lesson 1 - Introduction - Designing for Signal Integrity

Learn how to use basic signal integrity (SI) analysis techniques such as eye diagrams, S-parameters, time-domain reflectometry (TDR), and single pulse response to solve signal integrity problems.

Why take Designing for Signal Integrity?

Any engineer designing for a high-speed digital interface such as USB must worry about bandwidth from DC all the way up to gigahertz range. Given such wide bandwidth, a good understanding in signal integrity is a crucial part of the product’s design and test.

This course will help you better understand signal integrity by analyzing an example channel with mixed-mode S-parameters, eye diagram, time-domain reflectometry (TDR), and single pulse response. 

Who should take Designing for Signal Integrity

If you are new to signal integrity (SI), this course gives you a head start on your SI journey. For experienced SI engineers and hardware designers, this course is a great refresher on the basic analyses and concepts.

We'll cover:

  • Mixed-mode S-parameters
  • Eye diagram metrics
  • Time-domain reflectometry (TDR)
  • Single-pulse response (SPR)

Duration: 10 min