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This paper, "BER- and COM-Way of Channel-Compliance Evaluation: What Are the Sources of Differences?" won the DesignCon 2016 Best Paper Award. It analyzes the computational procedure specified for Channel Operation Margin (COM) and compares it to traditional statistical eye/BER analysis.
The paper was written by Vladimir Dmitriev-Zdorov, Chuck Ferry, and Christian Filip of Mentor Graphics, and Alfred P. Neves of Wild River Technology. To read this paper, click here.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
I recently interviewed Les Beller, a long-time PCB designer who is now a manufacturing engineer for DISH Technology. We discussed his company’s business shift towards 5G and streaming, and the stresses that puts on a design team. He also explains the greatest challenges that he’s facing with HDI and higher frequencies, and the added importance for designers to understand the manufacturing process and DFM tools.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007
Polar Instruments has hired some talented technologists recently, including a new president, Dorine Gurney. At DesignCon, I had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with Dorine and Ken Taylor, Polar’s outgoing president. We talked about Dorine’s objectives for the company and Ken’s plans for life after Polar.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
At DesignCon 2018, I ran into Mentor’s Fadi Deek, the author of both of Mentor’s I-Connect007 eBooks: the newest, "The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to Power Integrity by Example," and their first book, "The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to Signal Integrity by Example." We sat down and discussed how the idea for the books came about, as well as some of the power integrity challenges facing PCB designers and engineers.