Overview:

Verifying physical link designs for multi-gigabit channels requires
accurate signal integrity analysis that takes into account numerous
high-frequency effects, and includes fast simulation technology to
generate rapid eye measurement predictions.

This webinar demonstrates many of the capabilities available in
HSPICE for modeling high-frequency channel components, and its
high-performance simulation and analysis features for characterizing
multi-gigabit links. Using a 6-Gbps SAS technology example, the
capabilities of HSPICE to model and manipulate S-parameters, coupled
transmission lines, and driver/receiver models are presented. Using
StatEye statistical eye analysis, HSPICE is shown to yield incredibly
fast and useful eye diagram simulations and measurement predictions.
Through IBIS-AMI support, HSPICE is also shown to provide a convenient
solution for modeling equalizers and for observing the effects of
equalization in high-speed data channels

Speaker:

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