Published by Eric Bogatin on 23 Apr 2012 at 07:21 am
Teraspeed Consulting Group- Your One-Stop Shop for Successful High Performance Interconnect Engineering Assistance
“There is no such thing as a free launch”, Scott McMorrow, President of Teraspeed Consulting Group LLC is fond of saying. It is offered more for effect than truth, considering that one of his specialties is engineering transparent launches.
Teraspeed Consulting was founded in 2002 to “Enable clients in the design and implementation of extreme performance systems.” Their staff has more than 120 years of collective design experience in measuring, analyzing and designing high speed systems.
The techniques they pioneered span from DC to 50 GHz, covering 3D electromagnetic simulation to VNA and TDR de-embedding and calibration techniques measurements. Just as important are the tricks and methods needed to get good correlation between simulation and measurement.
Scott has found that a key ingredient to successful simulation-to-measurement correlation is accurate materials characterization, so this has become an important element in the engineering services Teraspeed offers.
They specialize in the following services, each spanning the DC to 50 GHz range::
- Correlation between electromagnetic solver and measurements
- Interconnect model correlation
- Material property measurement and modeling
- RF test launch design
GigaCon connector system engineered by Teraspeed for transparent launch and the measured 50 Gbps eye for this system.
If your project involves data rates above 10 Gbps, you will not be successful by accident. Cost effective systems require that you do everything right. If you are looking for help navigating the complex trail through the maze of Gigabit design, I recommend Teraspeed as a guide.