Presented by Steve Sandler, award-winning author, engineer and innovator in the field of power integrity



Dec. 3rd - 4th, 2018

Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

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We're teaching Designer's practical aspects of PCB Layout for today's processor board design.

Steve Sandler, an internationally recognized power expert, developed this in-depth, 2-day hands-on workshop to provide you with the fundamentals of Power Integrity. You’ll learn why it is important and how to design for it, measure it and troubleshoot it. This workshop teaches high-fidelity measurement, design, and simulation techniques. The combination of lecture and hands-on exercises allows attendees to explore the presented topics in real-time while being mentored by an expert in the field. The hands-on approach allows you to gain confidence in your ability to apply these skills on your own, at your workplace. You will learn to measure, optimize and troubleshoot most common Power Integrity related issues.

Hosted by Sierra Circuits

Date: Dec 3-4

Time: 8.30am - 5pm 

Breakfast, Lunch, and Cocktails provided in a luxurious setting

An intimate setting for in depth discussion and community with like minded peers.

Apply new techniques during the workshop, and get immediate feedback and instruction.

* Pay online or by invoice.

Watch the recap of the PCB Design workshop Sierra hosted in May with Robert Feranec at the Levi's Stadium!

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Why clean power matters and how to obtain it
How to set the power supply noise budget
What frequency you should be measuring to
How to measure each portion of the PDN (VRM, decoupling, planes, loads)
How to interpret an impedance plot and use it to optimize performance
Which specific measurements are critical for success
How to make impedance, stability, PSRR, step load, and ripple measurements
What test equipment is necessary to complete the above measurements successfully

1-Port, 2-Port, 2-Port Extended
Resistors, Capacitors (Ceramic & Tantalum), Inductors
Impedance Adapters
Probe Selection
Voltage Reference
Voltage Regulator/LDO/POL
Stability and PSRR
Bode Plot

Non-Invasive Stability Margin (NISM) via Output Impedance
PSRR Measurement
Time Domain
Impedance Matching
Oscilloscope Noise Floor
Step Load
PDN and Flat Impedance Measurement
Demonstration Examples: Troubleshooting Power Integrity Issues
Clock Jitter/Spectrum Analysis
Noise Density
EMI and Troubleshooting with Near Field Probes

Topics Covered in this Workshop

Hands-On Measurements

Steve Sandler

Steve Sandler has been involved with power system engineering for nearly 40 years. Steve is the founder of PICOTEST.com, a company specializing in power integrity solutions including measurement products, services, and training. He frequently lectures and leads workshops internationally on the topics of power, PDN, and distributed systems and is a Keysight certified expert for EDA software.

He frequently writes articles and books related to power supply and PDN performance and his latest book, Power Integrity: Measuring, Optimizing and Troubleshooting Power-Related Parameters in Electronics Systems, was published by McGraw-Hill in 2014.