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  • Mar 15, 2017

    Characterizing and Modeling Switch Mode Power Supplies

    Webinar: March 15, 2017 Live | Whether your power supply designs are based on switch mode or linear technology, there are many reasons why you should characterize the frequency response of your power supply designs. Two reasons are to better to understand the stability and noise immunity under various load change conditions based on an existing design....More
  • Mar 23, 2017

    Demystifying Vias in High-Speed PCB Design

    In PCB designs, vias are virtually everywhere and come in various types, whether signal, ground, or thermal vias, as well as through-hole, blind, and buried vias for manufacturing technology. There are even single-ended or differential vias for signaling purpose. No matter how the vias are classified, it is important to note that they play an important role in the PCB, especially in high-speed designs....More
  • Feb 21, 2017

    USB Type-C Design Implementations – Overcoming Test Challenges

    The USB Type-C ecosystem includes technologies like USB 3.1 Gen 2, USB-PD, MHL, Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, and HDMI Alt Mode. As the USB Type-C ecosystem moves into the main-stream with worldwide adoption, there are significant learnings from early silicon and system implementations. This session will illustrate the most common challenges and issues with implementing USB Type-C, and solutions to properly characterize and validate your designs....More
  • Feb 16, 2017

    Extreme Oscilloscope Probing Challenges and Solutions

    Electronic products are getting smaller and tightening environmental specifications as designs become more versatile. Signals are getting faster and smaller too. These trends in electronics pose challenges for making accurate oscilloscope measurements. Selecting the right probing solution for your application and how you use the probe are indispensable steps toward dependable oscilloscope measurements....More
  • Feb 23, 2017

    Millimeter-wave Challenges

    While the frequency of “mmWave” systems can vary from 10 - >100 GHz, there are aspects of system design and the impact of hardware limitations that are common. A combination of high frequency and wide bandwidth require close attention to broadband noise, phase noise, linearity, frequency response and power dissipation. The use of directional antennas introduces another dimension to the problem of maintaining an effective link, since beam steering is required....More
  • Mar 22, 2017

    NB-IoT: A Cellular Technology Connecting the Internet of Things

    While the LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) market has existed for some time, current implementations are fragmented and soft-standardized, leading to weaknesses in security and reliability, and very high operational costs due to incompatibility with existing infrastructure....More
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