RE: [SI-LIST] : Definition of Hi-Speed (UC)

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From: Jack Olson (JackOlson@NVISION1.com)
Date: Tue Nov 09 1999 - 15:12:05 PST


Thanks for the recommendation!

Jack (the new guy)

                -----Original Message-----
                From: Jim Freeman [mailto:freeman@broadcom.com]
                Sent: Monday, November 08, 1999 11:05 AM
                To: si-list@silab.eng.sun.com
                Subject: Re: [SI-LIST] : Definition of Hi-Speed (UC)

                Hi Jack,
                    I was pleased to pick up a tome by Clayton Paul on
multiple transmissionlines(MLT's). It was recommended by Mike King and is
very theoretical but can be a guide to the theoretical underpinnings of the
layout communities
                rules' of thumb.

                Jim Freeman

                Jack Olson wrote:

> Well, I can't answer a question like what "happened" to
education for PCB
> layout, because I haven't seen much of it available.
> I have a "basic" electronics engineering degree and they
didn't teach
> ANYTHING about layout! Since my job is 100% layout I've
used just about
> every available way to learn more about it but it ain't
easy. Even the
> supposed experts intersperse provable results with lore
and rules of thumb
> of questionable or even detrimental value. You could spend
ALL your time
> poring through these lists and reading books and
magazines, but some of us
> have to get some WORK done and our learning time is
limited. Then when you
> attend these conferences one guy teaches decoupling is a
waste and then the
> next guy says you need 100 in parallel (just one example)
>
> onward thru the fog...
> Jack
> (but I'm not here to discuss philosophy, sorry for going
off-grid)
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