Signal Integrity2019-06-25T00:13:17+02:00

A special partnership collaboration to deliver

Signal and Power Integrity Training Courses

CommTech teamed up with Eastronics, Tektronix and Rohde & Schwarz to collaborate in delivering Signal Integrity training courses to the Hi-Tech and the Defense Industries in Israel.

Leading technical experts from industry and academia with many years of experience.
Demonstrations using modern RF and microwave test and measurement instruments to help reinforce the concepts introduced.
Presenting solid fundamental background as well as state of the art topics needed to accelerate your career
Instruction is focused on teaching practical, relevant and up-to-date technical skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied in the workplace

From strong leading companies

Low cost ensuring Return On Investment

“There are two kinds of designers, those with signal-integrity problems and those that will have them.”

on a white board at a large systems company

Examples of Design Issues Addressed During the Course

Amplitude Problems

Amplitude problems include
ringing (oscillation), “droop” (decreased amplitude at the start of a pulse), and “runt” pulses (those which don’t reach full amplitude).

Amplitude Problems

Ground Bounce

Ground bounce, caused by excessive current draw (and/or resistance in the power supply and ground return paths), can cause a circuit’s ground reference level to shift when current demands are high.

Ground Bounce

Edge Aberrations

Edge aberrations can result from board layout problems or from improper termination or even quality problems in the semiconductor devices.
Aberrations can include preshoot, rounding, overshoot, ringing, and slow rise time.

Edge Aberrations

Crosstalk

Crosstalk can occur when long traces running next to each other couple their signals together through mutual capacitance and inductance.

Crosstalk

Reflections

Reflections can be caused by termination and board layout problems, where the outgoing signal bounces back toward its source and interferes with subsequent pulses.

Reflections

Jitter

Jitter is defined as edge placement variations from cycle to cycle. Some important causes of jitter are noise, crosstalk and timing instability. This can affect timing accuracy and synchronization throughout a digital system.

Jitter

Course Overview

The course duration is 30 academic hours and will be delivered over 6 meetings of 5 academic hours each
This is a comprehensive and intensive course. (see the course syllabus)
The course, is presented by  leading technical experts from industry and academia with many years of experience. (see Lecturers)
The topics include SI analysis, guidelines, simulation, and verification.
Theoretical topics include power, frequency spectrum, phase/amplitude response of linear systems, signal distortions, time-domain reflections, impedance matching considerations, noise, electromagnetic coupling and interference (EMI), and fast time-domain measurements and de-imbedding.
The objectives are to establish a sound basis for signal and power integrity design rules, checking by 3D electromagnetic simulation SW and verification by hands-on measurements.
Hands-On practicing is important. The course includes a series of practical demonstrations using modern test and measurement equipment.
Coarse List of Topics:
  1. Course Scope and Theoretical Background
  2. Pitfalls and Technical Parameters
  3. Design Guidelines
  4. Board and Chip Simulations
  5. Measurements and Verification
  6. Hands-on Laboratory Tests

Signal Integrity Measurements

Demos and Hand-On Experience

Using the world’s most advanced equipment

Lab tests:

  • Power measurements by several detectors (incl. peak, ave. and RMS)
  • Sensitivity measurements (for QAM and Pulse signals) with averaging (using varying BV and screens averaging)
  • Phase noise measurement of a frequency source
  • Measurement of NF (of an amplifier and SSBNF of a mixer)
  • Peak-to-Average measurement (PAPR)
  • Measurement of third-order intercept point (IP3) and SFDR
Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

Lab tests:

  • Basic calibration
  • Improved calibration (suitable for reject band of filters)
  • Measurement of BPF (S-parameters, Phase and delay response)
  • Measurement of an Amplifier (AM/AM, AM/PM, 1dB comp., Harmonics)
  • Measurement of load mismatch, and perform Single-Stub matching
Logic Analyzer

Lab tests:

  • Perform a broadband calibration (de-embedding)
  • EVM tests
  • Measurement of I-Q imbalance and IR (image-rejection)
  • BER measurement
  • Measurement PAPR of a detailed-QAM-constellation
  • Measurement of BW and ACPR
  • Measurement of emission mask-compliance for a WCDMA signal without and with an amplifier
BERTScope Bit Error Rate Tester

Lab tests:

  • Power measurements by several detectors (incl. peak, ave. and RMS)
  • Sensitivity measurements (for QAM and Pulse signals) with averaging (using varying BV and screens averaging)
  • Phase noise measurement of a frequency source
  • Measurement of NF (of an amplifier and SSBNF of a mixer)
  • Peak-to-Average measurement (PAPR)
  • Measurement of third-order intercept point (IP3) and SFDR
Spectrum Analyzer

Lab tests:

  • Basic calibration
  • Improved calibration (suitable for reject band of filters)
  • Measurement of BPF (S-parameters, Phase and delay response)
  • Measurement of an Amplifier (AM/AM, AM/PM, 1dB comp., Harmonics)
  • Measurement of load mismatch, and perform Single-Stub matching
Vector Network Analyzer-VNA

Lab tests:

  • Perform a broadband calibration (de-embedding)
  • EVM tests
  • Measurement of I-Q imbalance and IR (image-rejection)
  • BER measurement
  • Measurement PAPR of a detailed-QAM-constellation
  • Measurement of BW and ACPR
  • Measurement of emission mask-compliance for a WCDMA signal without and with an amplifier
Vector Signal Analyzer-VSA

Leading RF and Microwave Trainer

Many of the design, analysis and measurement techniques of the Signal Integrity GHz regime came from and are common to the RF and Microwave world.
We bring the benefits of both worlds as it is obvious advantage to learn subjects like: Transmission Lines, Reflections, Impedance matching, S parameters, Spectrum Analysis, VNA measurements etc.
from an experienced leading RF and Microwave trainer
simu
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Microwave and RF design using Simulation software. Session conducted in a fully equipped computer class and includes practical hands on practicing

Computers Class
demo

A series of thorough and broad hands-on tests accomplished with advanced state-of-the-art laboratory equipment

Lab Class
class

Spacious classroom, Well equipped, Pleasant atmosphere. Coffee and refreshments , Easy access location, Free parking

Frontal Class

Lecturers

CommTech’s lecturers are not only communications professionals but also accomplished instructors, they bring unparalleled expertise and industry experience, combined with exceptional academic excellence.

This is the greatest factor distinguishing CommTech from other training companies.

Comprehensive and intensive syllabus, advanced learning materials and experienced lecturers means

More Knowledge, in Less Time, at Lower Cost

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