Signal integrity (SI) and power integrity (PI) concepts confuse many seasoned engineers. Yet, they are both essential to modern, high-performance system architectures and system design.
Designing for High-Speed
“It’s all about the signal channel!” That’s it. That’s the short and simple secret to SI.
As an electrical engineer, PCB design or SI specialist, routing a signal from point A (say the transmitter) to point B (say a receiver) with as little attenuation as possible is the design goal. For a number of applications, an intuitive design approach with will suffice. However, those same design approaches may not work at 112 Gbps or faster.
Howe does Samtec help?
Samtec SI Capabilities
High-speed system designers must balance increasing throughput, scalability and density demands with SI, cost and time-to-market. Samtec’s SI experts help address these challenges with innovative strategies and solutions that meet and exceed the SI demands of next generation data transmission.
Samtec offers the follow SI capabilities and more:
- Full System SI Support
- Testing, Analysis and Evaluation Services
- Industry-Leading Online Technical Resources
Designing For High-Power
“High-power applications” means different things to different people. Some may immediately think of the hundreds of kWh a typical home uses each month. Consumer, enterprise and commercial power generation, distribution and delivery are beyond the scope of this humble blog
High-speed applications use application-specific ICs like CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, transceivers and other sources of high-speed signals. They all need DC power, often dozens or hundreds of watts. Power must be routed efficiently via discrete wires, power connectors, PCB traces, wire bonds and other mediums without any system degradation.
A novice power supply designer is face with many questions. What power architecture most efficient? Which DC-DC converter make sense? Which bypass capacitors will work? How are discreet components derated over temperatures and age? How does power supply sequencing and start-up effect overall performance?
This is where PI capabilities from Samtec can help?
Samtec PI Capabilities
Power distribution network (PDNs) designers must balance increasing supply rails, density, complexity and noise sources with cost constraints and small form factors. Reliability, safety and thermals are also key design concerns. Samtec’s team of PI and thermal experts offer industry leading tech support to simplify the process.
Samtec offers the follow PI capabilities and more:
- Interconnect Solutions
- Full System Design Support
- Modeling, simulation and Testing Services