CHAPTER 1Signal Integrity Is in Your Future

“There are two kinds of engineers: Those who have signal-integrity problems and those who will.”

Eric Bogatin

Ironically, this is an era when not only are clock frequencies increasing and signal-integrity problems getting more severe, but the time design teams are available to solve these problems and designed new products are getting shorter. Product design teams have one chance to get a product to the market; the product must work successfully the first time. If identifying and eliminating signal-integrity problems isn’t an active priority early in the product design cycle, chances are the product will not work.


As clock frequencies and data rates increase, identifying and solving signal-integrity ...

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