Just like spooky tales that may send shivers down your spine, there are problems that can haunt engineers and designers. When these manifestations arise, they may lead to project delays, unexpected costs, and even system failures. In this bone-chilling blog, we’ll dive into the eerie realm of signal integrity issues and architecture problems, uncovering some of the ghosts that lurk within. Read on if you dare!
The Haunting Signal Integrity
Phantom sounds, eerie reflections, and jitterbugs are just a few of these haunts! The low dB noise of electronics is like a subtle, almost imperceptible whisper in the silence of the night. These shadowy presences hover like a ghost in the labyrinth of wires and traces, influencing the signal integrity. Just as eerie whispers on the audible scale can send shivers down your spine, these low dB noises in electronics can introduce a haunting presence that affects the signal integrity and reliability of your electronic design. The highly trained electrical engineer will use the tools and equipment to hear and isolate where the noise is coming from. Similar to the Ghostbusters Psycho-Kinetic Energy (P.K.E.) a vector network analyzer will turn you into the Egon Spengler of your lab.
The Labyrinthine Layout
The noises in the night aren’t the only thing to fear in the design. While there may not be a Minotaur at the heart of your labyrinth, I’m certain that there are lurking monstrous signal and power sources ready to arise. In an attempt to evade this formidable challenge, the traces on the printed circuit board (PCB) extend outward, resembling the branches of trees in an eerie forest. As you confront this daunting landscape, you have the choice to navigate your path through the forest or opt for a more efficient approach and Flyover this haunted terrain. Accelerating your escape from the haunting influence may well hinge on implementing these layout and architectural changes.
Exorcising the Electronic Demons
The interconnect market is not for the faint of heart. Signal integrity and architecture issues can be the spooky skeletons hiding in the closet. With the right support, careful planning, proper techniques, and advanced tools, these problems can be exorcised. This will set you up for the most success and allow for the creation of robust and reliable electronic devices.
Who Are You Going to Call?
Ghost Busters? Yes for the ghosts, goblins, and spirits from beyond.
However, for the spooky phantom whispers and labyrinthine mazes within your electronics design your best bet is to call Samtec! Our Sudden Service reaches into all the dark and scary corners of electronic design.