RE: [SI-LIST] : Possible FAQ Topics

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From: Farrokh Mottahedin (Farrokh.Mottahedin@quantum.com)
Date: Thu Feb 03 2000 - 09:20:39 PST


Hi Ray,

Here are a few of more topics for your list:

Bit Error Rate (BER) Theory & Techniques
Inter-symbol Interference (ISI)
Clock Distribution
PLLs
Equalization (adaptive & otherwise)
ESD
Grounging & Shielding
Resonance

Regards,

Farrokh Mottahedin

Quantum Corp.
500 McCarthy Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408)324-7934
farrokh.mottahedin@quantum.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Anderson [mailto:raymonda@radium.eng.sun.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2000 1:17 PM
To: si-list@silab.eng.sun.com
Subject: [SI-LIST] : Possible FAQ Topics

In thinking about an SI FAQ I came up with a number of possible topics that
could be covered. The list below is certainly non-exhaustive, but in
reviewing
it I'm sure that if all the topics were covered in detail they could fill a
book or two. I haven't even gone and reviewed the archives yet, but I'm sure
there are a bunch of topics there that could be included too.

I'm submitting this list as merely a starting point to which topics can be
added or deleted. If there is a topic I've missed that you feel deserves a
place in the FAQ let us know. Some of the items I've got listed may be a bit
esoteric for an FAQ. If you think so, let us know too.

After this has been batted around a bit and we have a starting point, we can
decide on a format and start soliciting editors for the various subsections.
At least a couple people have indicated a willingness to author/edit some
parts already.

-Ray

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Basic SI Areas:

Transmission Lines
-------------------

        RLGC Matrices
                PUL matrices
                Self Inductance
                Self Capacitance
                Mutual Inductance
                Mutual Capacitance

        Impedance Calculations
                Microstrip
                Stripline

        Differential Lines
                Odd Mode
                Even Mode

        Losses
                Copper
                Dielectric
                Frequency Dependence
                Current Crowding

        Time of flight
                Effect of Er

        Termination
                Source
                Destination
                RC
                Diode
                
        Net Topology
                Point to Point
                Point to Many
                Daisy Chain
                Star

        Reflections
                Ringing
                Multiple Transit
                First Incidence Switching
                
        Crosstalk
                Coupled Lines
                Near End
                Far End

Power Distribution Systems
--------------------------
        VRM
                Output Impedance
                Transient Response

        Bulk Decoupling Caps
                Types
                ESR

        Ceramic Decoupling Caps
                Sizes
                Dielectric types
                ESR
                Inductance
                Resonance
                Modeling
                Mounting Geometries
        Power Planes
                Stack-Up
                Dielectrics
                Er
                Thickness
                Resonances
                Modeling
                Vias

Simultaneous Switching Noise
----------------------------

        Drivers
                Strength
                Impedance
                CMOS
                LVDS
                PECL
                TTL
                (Other)

        Transmission Lines
                Effect of impedance
                Return Currents

        Planes
                Bounce
                Effect of Stackup
                Effect of Reference Location
                Decoupling

        Packages
                Parasitic Inductance
                Internal Planes

Timing and Noise Margins
--------------------------

        Time of Flight Delays
        SSN induced delays
        Switching Thresholds
        Noise Budgets
        Timing Margins

Simulation
-----------

        Simulators
                Spice
                IBIS
                Behavioral
                Time Domain
                Frequency Domain
                FDTD
                AWE
                CFH

        Spice Convergence Tricks and Techniques

        Models
                Transistor Level
                Behavioral
                Planes
                Model Synthesis
                Transmission Lines
                        Freq. Dependent

        Model Order Reduction

        Field Solvers
                Finite Element
                Boundary Element
                Spectral Domain
                

        S-Parameters

Measurements
-------------

        Time Domain Measurements
                Oscilloscopes
                Probes

        Frequency Domain Measurements
                Spectrum Analysis
                FFT

        Impedance Measurements
                Network Analyzers
                Scattering Parameters

        Capacitance Measurements
                Low Freq.
                High Freq

        TDR Measurments
                Impedance
                Fault Location
                Differential

        Eye Diagrams
                Jitter
                Noise

        Probing Techniques
                Passive
                Active
                Differential
                Calibration

Other Topics
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        EMI
        20 H rule
        Myths
        ??????

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