Published by Eric Bogatin on 23 Jan 2012 at 03:03 pm
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One of the many hats I wear is as an Adjunct Professor at Printed Circuit University. This is the brainchild of Pete Waddell, Dean of PCU, publisher of Printed Circuit Design and Fabrication Magazine and president of UP Media Group. His goal is to create a one-stop-shop for training on all aspects of printed circuit board technology, including fabrication, processing, materials, assembly and design.
Many of the signal integrity online lectures I created over the last ten years and online versions of my popular curricula, both introductory and advanced, were contributed to PCU and are currently available to registered students at PCU.
As an experiment in online education, Pete and his team, lead by Mike Buetow, editor of Printed Circuit Design and Fabrication Magazine, invited me to hold office hours at PCU. I see this as a chance to sort of meet up with any past, present or future students over a cup of coffee and chat about signal integrity.
When I teach classes I always enjoy listening to and answering questions from students. I learn what is important that I may not have included in my lecture and what is confusing. I use the questions I hear as feedback to constantly evolve and improve my classes. And, I confess, it still gives me a distinct pleasure to see a student achieve that “ah ha!” moment of insight when a complex principle suddenly crystalizes into clarity.
So, come join me for a cup of coffee and a chat about signal integrity, at my first ever office hours. Any questions are fair game. I’m looking forward sharing some of my hard earned insights into the practical effects of high speed signals interacting with interconnects and learning a few new things from you.
You must be a member of the PCU community to participate, but membership is free. Be sure to visit the PCU site before Jan 26 at 2 pm EST to set up your free account if you want to join us on time! If you miss the live office hours, the chat will be recorded and available as an archive. Check it out!
As an added bonus, if you can’t make it, tweet me your question before my office hours, I’ll answer them during the live event and it will be posted in the archive for you to read.
Tweet me @beTheSignal.com and use #SIDoctorIsIn.