Stephen C. Thierauf's book offers the knowledge needed to quickly pinpoint transmission problems that can compromise the entire circuit design. Filled with on-the-job-proven examples, it demonstrates how to apply EM theory to solve signal integrity problems with a practical application-oriented approach. Discussing both design and debug issues at gigabit per second data rates, the book serves as a practical reference for projects involving high-speed serial signaling on printed wiring boards.
It provides a step-by-step breakdown of the essentials of linear circuit theory, from examining practical issues of pulse propagation along lossless and lossy transmission lines to detailed guidelines for crosstalk, attenuation power supply decoupling. Other chapters include topics on the construction of etched conductors, analysis of return paths and split planes, microstrip and stripline characteristics and SMT capacitors.
Stephen C. Thierauf is a signal integrity design engineer at Thierauf Design and Consulting. Previously he was a seniormember of the technical staff at Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq Computer Corporation, and seniorconsulting hardware engineer at Infiniswitch Corporation. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology fromWentworth Institute of Technology.
Introduction to Circuit Board Signal Integrity; Circuit Board Resistance, Capacitance and Inductance; Transmission Lines;Driving and Terminating Single Ended Transmission Lines; Losses in Transmission Lines; Understanding Trace-to-TraceCoupling and Solving Crosstalk Problems; Introduction to Differential Transmission Lines and Differential Signaling; SignalReturn Paths and Decoupling; Ceramic Surface Mount Capacitors; Matrices and S-Parameters in Signal Integrity; LayoutTechniques and Avoiding High-Speed Signalling Pitfalls.