EDI CON Online: Where High Frequency Meets High Speed
The tagline of the event stays the same in 2020. Why mess with a good thing? Why change what is working?
As with last year, EDI CON Online aims to bring RF, microwave, EMC/EMI, high-speed digital design and system integrator technologists together virtually. Why? For networking, training and learning opportunities in latest high speed and high frequency applications.
EDI CON Online was so successful last year, they have expanded to four different tracks in 2020. Samtec technologists will be presenting workshops, keynotes and technical sessions. What topics will be covered?
PCB/Interconnect Design Track Online Workshop
John Abbott, Sr. SI Engineer at Samtec, will get the ball rolling for Samtec with his EDI CON Online Workshop. John will discuss the topic Bridging the Gap to 112 Gbps PAM4 – The Benefits of TwinAx Cabling.
As data rates scale to 112 Gbps and beyond, twin-axial cabling is becoming a vital part of system architecture and design. This session explores the numerous twin-ax construction options available and their signal integrity advantages and challenges.
SI/PI Track Keynote
Samtec will also be presenting the EDI CON Online Signal Integrity/Power Integrity Track Keynote. Matt Burns, Technical Marketing Manager at Samtec, will review Real World 112 Gbps PAM4 System Architectures.
As 112 Gbps PAM4 data rates become reality, developers are challenged with balancing increasing throughput, scalability and density demands with concerns such as power consumption, signal integrity, cost and time-to-market.
In this keynote, Samtec will demonstrate real-world solutions from front-panel to mid-board, mid-board to backplane, high-performance test and on-package system architectures that exceed the demands of next generation data transmission.
SI/PI Track Technical Session
In an EDI CON Online Technical Session, Scott McMorrow, currently CTO is Samtec’s Signal Integrity Group, will present the topic Bending Electromagnetic Simulation Tools to Your Will – How to Design 112 Gbps Systems Every Time.
There is an art and science to utilizing an electromagnetic modeling tool to analyze and optimize designs and obtain reasonable answers consistently. Session attendees will learn how to “trick” a tool into providing the most accurate insight possible for a design.
Scott will discuss setup, ports, boundary conditions and other tricks of the trade that help derive the best results from EM Tools. He’ll also cover quick ways to obtain approximate answers that will help engineers maximize their efficiency.