Learn about new time-domain noise analysis techniques available in HSPICE, and their advantages for predicting nonlinear noise effects, as well as waveform and jitter statistics. Learn how HSPICE transient noise analysis, combined with the post-processing power of CustomExplorer Ultra, can verify critical timing and noise performance characteristics for a variety of circuit design applications. 

With semiconductors delivering ever-faster speeds at reduced operating voltages, noise and jitter issues have become limiting factors in many designs. The ability to analyze and minimize the effects of noise in complex analog/mixed-signal blocks is therefore critical. However, traditional frequency-domain noise analysis approaches make assumptions that can limit their range of usefulness and applicability.

Speaker: 

Scott Wedge, Ph.D.
Sr. Staff Engineer, Synopsys

Scott Wedge held senior technical and management positions with Hughes Aircraft Company, EEsof, Hewlett-Packard, Tanner Research, and Avanti Corporation prior to becoming a Senior Staff Engineer with Synopsys. After several years as an analog design engineer, Scott’s career has focused on creating better design techniques and software solutions for analog, mixed-signal, and RF/microwave integrated circuits. His hardware design background spans AMS, RFIC, MCM, MEMS, and MMIC technologies. His EDA software contributions have impacted many popular design tools including Puff, Touchstone, Libra, ADS, Tanner Tools, and MEMS Pro. Since 2001, Scott has developed advanced RF, noise, jitter, and signal integrity analyses for HSPICE. He has authored numerous technical papers on RF/microwave theory and design, including contributions to three textbooks. He is a registered Professional Engineer in California, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a former Howard Hughes Doctoral Fellow, and holds two patents in RF/microwave technology. He received his Ph.D. from Caltech.