Samtec’s paper “Causality De-Mystified” has been selected as a finalist for a Best Paper Award at DesignCon 2015. The papers are ranked in terms of Quality, Relevance, Impact, Originality and Commercial Content with the aggregate score determining the ranking. Papers with the highest ranking are selected for a Best Paper Award with the live presentation serving as the final award criteria. Awards for this year’s conference will be presented in January 2016 at DesignCon 2016.
Causality is conceptually simple: an output action cannot precede a stimulus. It is relevant to the field of signal integrity because component models can easily violate the principle of causality unless care is taken in the construction of the model. Samtec is interested in this topic as our goal is to provide high quality models that run flawlessly in major SI tools such as ADS, Hyperlynx, SIwave, etc.
The mathematics used to describe and understand causality can make the topic difficult and non-intuitive. Samtec recognizes this and has taken an approach which combines mathematical rigor with easy to visualize graphical descriptions. This approach makes understanding more straightforward and DesignCon has recognized the contribution with a Best Paper Award nomination.
- Here’s a link to the DesignCon 2015 Samtec Presentation – Causality DeMystified.
- Here’s a link to an overview of all of the Samtec presentations at DesignCon 2015