4/1/2020 – Teledyne LeCroy Webinar: Advanced TDR Concepts

Date: Wed, April 1, 2020
Time: 11:00am Pacific | 2:00pm Eastern
A TDR can measure much more than just the impedance profile of a transmission line. In this webinar, Dr. Eric Bogatin shows how to use a TDR to measure the dielectric constant of a laminate, the excess capacitance or inductance of a discontinuity, the return loss of an interconnect with a matched termination, the resonant frequencies of structures and the impedance uniformity of a flex circuit or interconnect with high series resistance.

When your needs require higher bandwidth, more ports, cross talk, insertion and return loss measurements, he’ll introduce you to a more advanced instrument to meet your most demanding needs.

This is the final webinar in our six-part series on Mastering the TDR. To view previous webinars in the series please click below:

Advanced TDR Concepts Webinar

Presenter: Eric Bogatin, Dean of the Signal Integrity Academy



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3/4/2020 – Teledyne LeCroy Webinar: Principles of De-embedding

Date: Wed, Mar 4, 2020
 11:00am Pacific | 2:00pm Eastern
This is the fifth webinar in our six-part High Speed Interconnect Characterization webinar series.

A fixture is commonly used as a geometry transformer between the coax connection of the instrument and the Device Under Test (DUT). If we want the S-parameters of just the DUT and not the DUT + fixture, we have to “de-embed” the DUT from the composite measurement.

In this webinar, we will introduce the principles behind de-embedding and how it can be dramatically simplified using best measurement practices. It is a powerful technique which should be in everyone’s tool box.

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Presenter: Eric Bogatin, Dean of the Signal Integrity Academy



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2/12/2020 – Teledyne LeCroy Webinar: Fundamentals of Power Integrity

Date: Wed, February 12, 2020
Time: 11:00am Pacific | 2:00pm Eastern

Power Integrity concerns maintaining the quality of power from generation to consumption. High power integrity means noise levels that are within tolerance. In this webinar we will look at defining what power integrity is and why it matters.

Dr. Patrick Connally will review the types of power distribution network noise which include: 1) Self aggression noise, 2) Pollution of the board/package interconnects and 3) Mutual aggressors.

We will conclude with best measurement practices with real world examples.

Fundamentals of Power Integrity Webinar


Presenter: Dr. Patrick Connally, Product Marketing Manager, Teledyne LeCroy



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2/5/2020 – Teledyne LeCroy Webinar: Analyzing Discontinuities with a TDR

Date: Wed, Feb 5, 2020
Time: 11:00am Pacific | 2:00pm Eastern
When the instantaneous impedance is flat, we interpret the TDR response as the characteristic impedance of the interconnect. When the instantaneous impedance is not flat, but a peak or a dip, we describe the structure as a discontinuity. Its min or max impedance depends on the rise time.

In this webinar, Dr. Eric Bogatin will explore how to think about the discontinuity as a short transmission line or as an excess inductance or capacitance. This is the first step in building a circuit model for the interconnect or “hacking” the interconnect.

This is the fifth webinar in a six-part series on Mastering the TDR. To view previous webinars in the series please click below:


Presenter: Eric Bogatin, Dean of the Signal Integrity Academy



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AR Modular RF Awarded 2 Prizes In The RF Globalnet Top 10 of 2019 Awards

The AR-5010 - Go Further. Do More - #1 in RF Globalnet's "Top 10 Videos"

AR Modular's engineer takes you into the features, benefits and markets for the new AR-5010 amplifier. The AR-5010 is a class A amplifier designed with optimized performance to support linearly modulated, multi-carrier waveforms with high crest factors. The AR-5010 is a part of AR Modular RF’s AR-5000 Series which is the next generation of wide-band, Class A/AB linear amplifier designed for use with modern digital modulations.

Watch the video HERE

Click HERE for more about the AR-5010

30 - 88 MHz Tx/Rx Booster Amplifier: AR-50SE - #6 in RF Globalnet's "Top 10 Products and Services"

AR’s Model AR-50SE is designed as a fully automatic band-switching RF booster amplifier for multi-band tactical radio equipment. Covering the 30 to 88 MHz frequency band, this amplifier uses high speed auto switching filters to assure harmonic suppression.

The AR-50SE includes power supply voltage spike suppression, a DC/DC converter for wide DC input range, RF sensing, T/R switching, Automatic Level Control (ALC), three automatically switched harmonic filter bands, and protection against antenna mismatch and over-temperature.

Additional features include:

  • 50 W across the entire 30 - 88 MHz band
  • DC ON/OFF switch
  • Three-year warranty
  • Rugged 3-piece aluminum case
  • Protection against accidental polarity reversal

For more features and specifications, download the available datasheet.

To see RF Globalnet's entire Top 10 of 2019 List, click HERE

1/29/2020 – Yokogawa Webinar: Avoiding Detrimental & Misleading Results in Laser & Optical Spectrum Analysis

Yokogawa Live Webinar


Wednesday, January 29, 2020
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern


No longer is the usage of lasers and optical solutions limited to visible laser pointers and traditional communications applications. Optical solutions have expanded into a variety of fields, from guiding a new generation of autonomous vehicles (LiDAR) and enabling facial recognition for smartphones to identifying greenhouse gasses and detecting cancer in the medical field.

Many of these applications require precise analysis of the optical light spectrum displayed (or not displayed) on the test instrument. The analysis techniques behind understanding spectral behaviors is a science in itself; what is not shown on an instrument can be as misleading to your results as what is shown, and vice versa!

Join us in this webinar where our experts discuss:

  • How researchers and engineers can avoid relying on false or misleading results when using an optical spectrum analyzer
  • An overview of spectral measurement technologies
  • Examples from Yokogawa’s 3+ decades of spectral analysis experience
  • Development techniques from our research partners
  • Our new breakthrough OSA with a maximum wavelength limit of 5.5 um – be the first to preview!


Michael Kwok

Product Manager, Optical Products
Test & Measurement, Yokogawa

Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in electronics. He has over 25 years of industry experience in various fields including Medical, Aerospace, Automotive, and data acquisition. He also has over 20 years of experience specifically in the field of optical analysis and testing. 

Register for the Webinar HERE

1/28/2020-1/30-2020 – Join Anritsu at DesignCon


Anritsu’s Hiroshi Goto to participate in Panel—The Case of the Closing Eyes: PAM is the Answer, or Not?

Tuesday, January 28, 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM, Ballroom F Add to Calendar

Join this panel of experts for a lively discussion on the state of testing practices for high-speed networking technologies. This year's panel will be evaluating the pros and cons of characterization efforts for 400GbE over PAM4. Chip experts will discuss design verification challenges while the test & measurement industry veterans will provide direction on testing implementation plans. Come prepared to engage in the discussion!

See Anritsu’s latest signal integrity products at Booth 837

Anritsu will showcase its leading test solutions and techniques to verify high-speed communications featuring the latest technologies, including PCI Express® (PCIe®) 3.0/4.0/5.0 and Ethernet PAM4, during DesignCon 2020 in booth #837. Test solution demonstrations will include:

  • 400G Optical PAM4 TDECQ Test
  • 400G JTOL Test for PAM4 with FEC
  • PCIe G4/G5 LEQ RX Compliance Test
  • Automated High Speed Serial Bus RX Test
  • De-embedding with Universal Fixture Extraction
  • 110 GHz Signal Integrity Measurement

Attend Anritsu's technical sessions and register for a chance to win an Echo Show & Ring!

Thursday, January 30, Great America – Room 2 - Add to Calendar

Request a meeting! CLICK HERE

nVent Schroff releases NEW High Thermal Card Loks for Mission Critical Electronics

High Thermal Sawtooth (HTS) Card Lok



nVent SCHROFF's NEW High Thermal Sawtooth (HTS) Card Lok is evolving the traditional card lok to better satisfy industry requirements for defense and aerospace in conduction cooled systems. With a cost-efficient design, the HTS series meets advanced performance demands for Size, Weight and Power (SWaP).

Features and Benefits
  • Reliably secure and cool mission critical electronics in military and defense as well as commercial aerospace applications
  • Meeting advanced requirements for heat dissipation and shock and vibration resistance
  • Allows for up to 15% increased thermal performance over similarly sized card locks
  • The HTS series minimizes thermal resistance and allows for heat to flow almost directly from the board to the cold wall
  • Featured sawtooth design provides a continuous and uniform surface along the PCB/heat frame and along the cold wall
  • Allows for up to 91% higher clamping force over similarly sized card locks (280HTS)
  • Drop-in replacement for series 260, 265, and 280 nVent SCHROFF card loks


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Orolia launches GSG-8 GNSS/GPS simulator

Advanced GNSS Simulation, Made Easy.

GSG-8 is the newest positioning, navigation, and timing test solution offered through Orolia’s GSG family of simulators. It was developed to deliver the highest standard of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signal testing and sensor simulation performance in an easy to use, upgradable and scalable platform.

GSG-8 Advanced GNSS/GPS Simulator

GSG-8 features high-end performance with a 1000 Hz simulation iteration rate, high dynamics, real-time synchronization, and simulation of all-in-view satellite signals. Advanced GNSS jamming and spoofing options allow the creation of benign and threat scenarios required to meet the needs of mission-critical applications. GSG- 8 is ideal for any development or integration project that requires sophisticated simulation capabilities in any simulated environment from any point on earth, and beyond.

GSG-8 supports multi-constellation, multi-frequency GNSS simulation and advanced threat scenarios, including jamming, spoofing and repeater simulation. Powered by our industry-leading Skydel simulation engine, GSG-8 can be programmed to simulate operations with all current and future GNSS signals. The ability to simulate multiple synchronized trajectories through multiple instances of the Skydel simulation engine allows testing of complex GNSS systems, such as:

  • Differential GNSS, such as Real-time Kinematics (RTK)
  • Receiver spoofing mitigation evaluation
  • Multi-antenna vehicles
  • Attitude measurements
  • Simple or complex arrays of GNSS receivers

GSG-8 can also incorporate encrypted or proprietary signals with a comprehensive SDK, which allows signal generation of even the most sensitive signals.


GSG-8: Scientific Precision. Software Defined.

GSG-8 is revolutionizing the GNSS simulation industry with its easy to use, advanced simulation capabilities, extraordinary flexibility and rapid development cycles. With a robust and innovative 1000Hz software engine and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software-defined radios (SDRs), GSG-8 easily outperforms the competition. It can accommodate unlimited configurations to conduct system testing and simulation, and its SDR format makes maintenance and customization much easier and more affordable than other options. Trust GSG-8 to deliver precise results for your critical programs. Orolia can help ensure reliable performance and accelerate your system’s time to market or deployment.

Powerful Automation

The unique and modern architecture of its Skydel simulation engine provides an extensive application program interface (API) to configure and control all aspects of the simulator. The API is available in various programming languages such as Python, C#, C++ and LabVIEW. Moreover, all human and machine interactions with the simulator can be recorded and exported as executable python script, which greatly simplifies the work of test engineers who want to automate or expand the simulator capabilities.

Scalable Platform

The Skydel simulator engine provides a flexible and scalable architecture to cover larger and more complex applications to test controlled reception pattern antennas (CRPA). Ask Orolia about Wavefront and Anechoic test solutions using the Skydel simulator engine.


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