3. Signal Path Analysis as an Aid to Signal Integrity

Signal integrity is a growing priority as digital system designers pursue ever-higher clock and data rates in computer, communications, video, and network systems. At today's high operating frequencies, anything that affects a signal's rise time, pulse width, timing, jitter, or noise content can influence reliability at the system level. To ensure signal integrity, it is essential to understand and control impedance in the transmission environment through which signals travel.

The development of true analog CMOS processes has led to the use of high-speed analog devices in the digital arena. High clock speeds have become common for digital logic. Systems considered high-end and high-speed ...

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