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Are All Post-Layout PCB Design Rule Checkers Created the Same?

Are All Post-Layout PCB Design Rule Checkers Created the Same?

The answer is a resounding NO! To prove it, we’re giving away eight electrical DRCs that you can try for…

Don’t Forget the Basics! Always Check for T-Fork Topology.

Don’t Forget the Basics! Always Check for T-Fork Topology.

DDR memories allow the transfer of data at a higher speed than most other memory technologies. As the DDR technology…

Checking for Differential Impedance

Checking for Differential Impedance

One of the basic concepts of signal integrity is maintaining impedance. Whether a design will be successful or not can…

SerDes Design Part 6: JCOM, the Compliance Method for JESD204C Specification

SerDes Design Part 6: JCOM, the Compliance Method for JESD204C Specification

Continuing my blog series on SerDes design, today we’ll talk about JESD COM (JCOM), a newly developed variant of Channel…

SerDes Design Part 5: Channel Operating Margin, a Powerful Compliance Tool

SerDes Design Part 5: Channel Operating Margin, a Powerful Compliance Tool

In part five of this series about SerDes design, I focus on the adoption and evolution of Channel Operating Margin…

SerDes Design Part 4: Frequency Domain Analysis for High Data Rate SerDes Links

SerDes Design Part 4: Frequency Domain Analysis for High Data Rate SerDes Links

Despite the fact that eye diagrams were a very popular compliance method for serial links, the traditional simulation methods used…

What’s New in HyperLynx VX.2.3?

What’s New in HyperLynx VX.2.3?

I’m glad you asked! HyperLynx® VX.2.3 contains a large number of signal- and power-integrity analysis features, with a big focus…

Why Do We Keep Doing Things the Old Way? A Story of Nets Crossing Gaps.

Why Do We Keep Doing Things the Old Way? A Story of Nets Crossing Gaps.

Remember the old times when we used to have a dedicated person type up all our letters? For better or…

SerDes Design Part 3: Compliance Measurements Using Eye Diagrams

SerDes Design Part 3: Compliance Measurements Using Eye Diagrams

In my continuing series about SerDes design, I’ve discussed the first steps you need to take toward SerDes channel compliance and…