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ECEN 4224 - High Speed Digital Design

Catalog Data ECEN 4224 (3). High Speed Digital Design. Covers the design, analysis and measurement of interconnects for high speed digital, high speed serial link and PDN applications; including transmission lines, vias, connectors; measurements using scopes, VNA and TDR instruments, analysis of signal waveforms and S-parameters in the time and frequency domains, the use of EM field solvers and circuit simulators, and good design methodology.
(Meets with ECEN 5224.)
Credits and Design 3 credit hours. Elective course.
Prerequisite(s) ECEN 3400, Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
Recommended prerequisite(s) ECEN 3410, Electromagnetic Waves and Transmission
Textbook E. Bogatin, Signal and Power Integrity- Simplified, 2009.
Course Objectives Provide an introduction to the current approaches used in the industry for signal integrity design and analysis.
Topics Covered
  1. High speed problems and methodology
  2. Transmission lines and signals
  3. Reflections and circuit simulations
  4. Discontinuities
  5. Differential pairs
  6. S-parameters and the TDR tenuation and loss
  7. High speed serial links
  8. High speed scope measurements and jitter analysis
  9. Cross talk
  10. Ground bounce
  11. PDN
  12. Various current topics on rules of thumb, establishing design guidelines, in the news, etc.

Last revised: 11-05-15, PM, ARP.