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12+ Hours of Video Instruction
High-Speed Noise and Grounding focuses on mixed-signal applications involving high-speed digital electronics used in conjunction with sensitive analog circuits such as radio receivers, GPS devices and cell phones. This course addresses the critical issues of noise and grounding that are seen in many advanced signal processing applications today, including avionics, telemetry and guidance systems.
This is a practical two-day seminar course, filmed in front of a live audience by a professional documentary film crew, taught by a man with extraordinary capabilities. His seminars have been seen by over 10,000 engineers worldwide, and was for 20 years among the most popular summer engineering short courses ever offered at the University of Oxford.
Why so popular? The course is real, taught by a real engineer, with real examples, explanations, and classroom demonstrations. Anyone who ever wondered why their high-speed digital system was flaky or unreliable will understand and benefit from the material presented. In the course, Dr. Johnson begins with fundamentals, to make sure the vocabulary is clear, and then applies those fundamental in diverse areas of high-speed design.
This course presents material related to the book, High-Speed Digital Design: A Handbook of Black Magic, but treated in a different way and with different examples. The book, being 447 pages in length, obviously delves into the subject matter in greater detail. Think of the seminar as an introduction and, if you like it, get the book for on-the-job reference.
About the Instructor
An independent consultant, Dr. Johnson has served literally hundreds of top-name companies like Google, Amazon, Intel, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Cisco, Apple, Raytheon, and Lockheed-Martin. The breadth of his knowledge and understanding of high-speed computing systems is immense.
As an author, his books High-Speed Digital Design and High-Speed Signal Propagation have sold over 100,000 copies. He wrote EDN Magazine's featured Signal Integrity column for 17 years. Oxford University promoted his courses every year from 1994-2013 in their summer engineering curriculum. The IEEE tapped him to lead the technical development of Ethernet standards. In short, Dr. Johnson (now retired) is the sort of guy people pick when they want the very best for a tough High-Speed Digital Signal Integrity problem.
Lesson 1: High-Speed Noise and Grounding: Opening Lecture
Lesson 2: Common-Impedance Coupling
Lesson 3: Capacitance
Lesson 4: Inductance
Lesson 5: Main Points Not Taught in College
Lesson 6: Crosstalk
Chapter 2: Ground Bounce (SSO)
Lesson 7: Distributed Nature of Inductance
Lesson 8: SSO (Ground Bounce)
Lesson 9: BGA Ground Ball Placement
Lesson 10: Driving Heavy Loads
Lesson 11: Debugging SSO
Chapter 3: PCB Reference Planes
Lesson 12: Returning Signal Current at AF versus RF
Lesson 13: Crosstalk Experiments
Lesson 14: A Solid Plane Is Your Best Defense
Lesson 15: Perspective and Vertical Height
Lesson 16: Power Plane Segments
Lesson 17: Moat and Drawbridge Construction
Chapter 4: System-Level Grounding
Lesson 18: Understanding Grounding
Lesson 19: Three Ideas for Audio-Frequency Isolation
Lesson 20: Audio-Frequency Isolation
Lesson 21: What's Different at RF
Lesson 22: Interconnections Between Boxes
Lesson 23: RF Cables
Lesson 24: Imperfections in Shield Coverage
Lesson 25: System-Level Grounding
Lesson 26: Flex Cables
Lesson 27: Lightning Example
Chapter 5: Clock-Related Noise Issues
Lesson 28: Unexpected Synchronization Difficulties
Lesson 29: Do Terminations Reduce Emissions?
Lesson 30: Common and Differential Modes
Lesson 31: What is Jitter
Lesson 32: Periodic Jitter
Lesson 33: Clock Modulation
Chapter 6: Connectors
Lesson 34: Connectors
Lesson 35: Connector Examples
Lesson 36: PCB Traces at RF
Chapter 7: System Test
Lesson 37: System Test
Lesson 38: Working with PeopleExtra Material
Lesson 39: RoHS with Joe Fjelstad
Lesson 2712: Mixed-Signal Isolation: Part I
Lesson 2712: Mixed-Signal Isolation: Part II
Lesson 2712: Mixed-Signal Isolation: Part III