Published by Eric Bogatin on 20 Feb 2012
Example of one of the hands on labs used in the PDN class. This one uses QUCS.
Even though we’ve provided signal integrity training classes for more than 20 years, we are constantly evolving them based on the changing needs of the industry and feedback from our customers, our students.
Our most successful experiment has been the introduction of hands on labs to all of our classes. These are based on three different tools which we’ve arranged to give to all of our students.
QUCS is the easiest to use SPICE-like circuit simulator I’ve ever found. We provide the software and all the lab exercises using this tool.
Mentor’s HyperLynx is the most popular advanced circuit simulator with integrated field solver. Recently Mentor has announced cloud access to HyperLynx. Through special arrangement, we give our students access to their cloud server and the special labs we’ve created that run on this server.
LeCroy’s SI Studio is a powerful signal analyzer which has an S-parameter viewer, a signal synthesizer, a channel simulator and clock recovery algorithms which can implement FFE, DFE and CTLE algorithms. Additional analysis tools can be applied to extract useful parameters from the eye, such as jitter decomposition.
By special arrangement with Mom and Dad at LeCroy, we give a fully licensed version of SI Studio to all students who attend our classes. This software tool has a $5,000 list price.
Starting in 2012, all students to any of our classes will receive:
- A color copy of each slide in the handouts
- An e-book copy of Signal and Power Integrity Simplified viewable on ANY device
- A copy of the QUCS software and the QUCS hands on labs
- Access to the Mentor Graphics cloud server and the HyperLynx hands on labs
- A licensed copy of the LeCroy SI Studio software and the SI Studio hands on labs
- Breakfast, snacks and lunch
- A certificate of completion
Check out the schedule of classes and all the course details on our web site.