As signal speed increases, crosstalk has become a major contributor to Signal Integrity issues. The challenges are compounded by the need for equipment manufacturers to maintain or even increase port density. At the same time many engineers struggle to determine what part of a Signal Integrity problem is due to crosstalk and what is due to jitter.

In this webinar, the concept of crosstalk and various types of crosstalk will be introduced and explained. Common available tools to evaluate crosstalk will also be reviewed. Special emphasis will be given in describing advantages and challenges of time domain methods versus frequency domain measurements.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • Why is crosstalk important?
  • Different types of crosstalk?
  • The impact of crosstalk on signal integrity
  • Time domain and frequency domain measurement methods
  • Measurement uncertainties

Who Should Attend:

  • Engineers working with signal integrity / high speed serial data applications
  • Engineers interested in learning about frequency domain signal integrity measurements


Chris Scholz,
Ph.D., Product Manager, Rohde & Schwarz

Chris Scholz specializes in high frequency characterization and signal integrity tests. With more than 20 years of experience he has held positions in Field Applications Engineering for high-speed serial standards, led product development in integrated silicon photonics devices at Intel and as a research faculty at GaTech working on millimeter Wave technology and equalizer ICs for fiber-optical communications systems. In addition to a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering he also has an MS from Georgia Tech and University of Braunschweig.