Once upon a time . . .
I really don’t like starting a blog out that way, but in this case, it applies. Bear with me.
Like most undergrad Electrical Engineering students, I took “Introduction to Electromagnetics” my junior year. I thought it would straight forward due to previous exposure in Physics. Boy, was I wrong!
No matter how hard I tried, I made no sense of some dude named Maxwell and upside-down triangles. I dropped the class in the fall semester and took it in the summer with the Grad Assistant. It was easier, but I still barely passed.
Why I am mentioning this? It turns out Maxwell’s equations are easy for some engineers. Good for them. I am jealous. It seems the few become Signal Integrity (SI) or Power Integrity (PI) engineers for companies like Samtec instead of jumping to the dark side in marketing. But I digress . . .
In any case, understanding SI and PI poses a challenge for many designers and engineers. Thankfully, Samtec’s Signal Integrity Group makes understanding SI/PI “easy” for the rest of us.
SI/PI Engineers do What, Exactly?
Good question. That’s why Samtec recently launched a new SI/PI-focused landing page.
Our team of SI/PI experts addresses the challenges of next-gen system design with industry-leading expertise in high-performance interconnect systems. Our SI/PI engineers provide critical tech support to customers around the world. They advocate the ideal interconnect solution for any particular application and performance.
SI/PI Landing Page Key Features
What SI/PI-related technical capabilities, resources, and design tools are available? All necessary design support – whether engineer-to-engineer consulting, online design tools, technical data, testing platforms, 3D SI models, and more – are at the customer’s fingertips. Check out some details below.
Full System SI Optimization
Samtec provides industry-leading SI expertise, both at the component level and system level, to ensure full system SI optimization.
SI Testing, Simulation, and Analysis
Samtec leverages SI expertise, along with the industry’s leading software and hardware to provide reliable data for design evaluation.
PDN/Thermal Modeling, Simulating and Testing
Samtec PI and thermal engineers offer complete support for testing, evaluating and optimizing Thermal and Power considerations of a system design.
Power Architecture, System Design and Routing
Samtec provides complete support and strategies for the optimization of system power architectures.
Online Technical Resources
Samtec’s award-winning website includes a plethora of free, easy-to-use resources and online design tools to help streamline your design process.