I recently audited a Signal Integrity (SI) class, and as a non Engineer I found it to be extremely challenging. In layman’s terms, Signal Integrity is securing the signal connection path from point A to point B. From there understanding SI basics like impedance, insertion loss, and crosstalk, are critical to an optimized system design. Luckily Samtec’s newly updated Signal Integrity Handbook and our SI experts are ready to support your engineering challenges!
Getting the basics with the Signal Integrity Handbook
The purpose of the SI Handbook is to provide a reference text for those with little or no SI experience who are tasked with selecting a high-speed interconnect. The information included has been carefully developed by Samtec’s industry-leading signal integrity engineers to help facilitate informed decisions when specifying components that will affect a system’s performance.
Here are some of the topics in the new SI Handbook:
- Signal Integrity Fundamentals
- Signaling Terms
- Frequency Domains and S Parameters
- Time Domain
- Single Value Metrics and much more…
Experts Available to help with Designs
The authors of the SI Handbook are part of the Signal Integrity group that was established in 2000, with the aim to provide Sudden Service® and support designers’ specifications. Over the past two decades, Samtec’s SI experts created a number of resources such as the previous version SI Handbook, Final Inch® reports (connector break-out region), and free sample test and evaluation boards.
“Today, SIG is comprised of more than 80 global industry-leading experts. Samtec’s Signal Integrity Group provides services such as, full board-level optimization, 3D model encryptions, and test and measurement analysis. We’re excited to see what the future holds for our product roadmap and ramping up to 224 Gbps PAM4.”, said Justin McAllister, Samtec’s SIG Global Manager
Online Technical Resources
You can now download the new SI Handbook here and if you need help with your design, talk with one of our SI technical experts today. For a full list of our SI services visit the SIG overview page or email @ SIG@samtec.com. Follow us for more resource content coming this year from our SI leaders.