RE: Xtalk/Zo tools

Wojciech Babij/UB Networks (
18 Apr 96 11:18:32 EDT

I recommend PCB Design Conference. Next one will be in Danvers, Massachusetts
October 28-31,1996)

Wojciech Babij
EMC Design Engineer
5 Corporate Drive
Andover,MA 01810

REGARDING Xtalk/Zo tools

Hello SI engineers,
Several times in the last couple of months I've been asked by customers if I
can recommend an inexpensive tool which can calculate impedance, crosstalk for
all the available types of printed circuit board constructions. We used CALIF
from Mentor Graphics (previously sold by Integrity Engineering) here at
Teradyne in the past. With CALIF we've had good luck correlating crosstalk
and impedance calculations to empirical data.
Are there any other accurate tools with a reasonable cost which the signal
integrity community can share experiences on?
Also, in the past five years I've attended several packaging, signal
integrity, design conferences and the best overall has been Design Supercon
(held every January in Santa Clara). It combines practical, real world design
experiences with education on high speed problems without getting too
theoretical. Are there any other conferences like Design Supercon which the
group can recommend?
Thanks and regards,
Fabrizio Zanella
Signal Integrity Engineer
44 Simon Street
Nashua NH 03060
Tel: 603-792-3542
FAX: 603-791-3046