| BTS-336 Dramatic Noise Reduction Using Guard Traces
This is the paper Bert Simonovich and I presented at DesignCon 2013.
Guard traces are discussed a lot these days, and often times what is said about them is wrong. We decided to s...read more.
| BTS-335 Which is better- comparing options to describe frequency
This is the paper I presented at DesignCon 2013 with Don DeGroot, Paul Huray and Yuriy Shlepnev.
We review the various approaches to model the losses in circuit board tr...read more.
| BTS136 What Causes Reflections?
This is one of my popular columns from PCD&F Magazine in which I show the root cause of reflections. They are created to keep the universe from blowing up.read more.
| BTS111 Efficiently Designing the PDN
This is an application note I wrote with Chuck Ferry of Mentor Graphics illustrating some of the design principles and processes applied to the power distribution network. In particular, we show how to use simulation tools to explore design spa...read more.
| BTS109 Electrical Performance of HDI Substrates
This is a chapter I wrote for Happy Holden's very popular HDI Handbook, which is available online by clicking here.
I wrote the electrical performance chapter. Thi...read more.
| BTS175 Appendix A: Collected Design Rules for High Speed Product
This is a pdf copy of our popular small booklet, a collection of 100 design guidelines for high speed products. Of course, it is impossible to follow all of them, but they offer a glimpse into ths sort of physical cons...read more.
| BTS-333 Packaging Technology to the Year 2000
This is an invited article I wrote for Surface Mount Technology Magazine, Dec 1993, about my expectations for packaging technology advances in the next 7 years.
In my previous life, I ...read more.
| BTS-332 S-Parameters are a sine of the future
In this introductory article, Alan Blankman and I discuss some of the important features of S-parmeters and why they are becoming so important. This includes return and insertion loss and cross talk between transmissio...read more.
| BTS-331 Download Instructions for eBook for classes
All students attending our new 2012 classes now receive an ebook version of Signal and Power Integrity-Simplified. Each student is given a unique code number which gives them access to download a copy of the ebook whic...read more.
| BTS-330 Training from Bogatin Enterprises
Download this fold-out brochure which summaries our unique approach to accelerating engineers up the signal integrity learning curve with the key skills they need to get to the correct answer faster.
| BTS-329 Why You Should Care About Mode Conversion PCDF_2010_12
This is a feature article that appeared in PCD&F Dec 2010 and walks throug the details of why mode conversion in high speed serial channels can be a serious problem. It is another article in our series to eliminate the common "mythconceptio...read more.
| BTS-328 Some Smoothing on a Noisy Topic PCDF_2011_12
There are at least four important sources of ISI in all differential channels. This column is the third in a series published in PDC&F magazine that illustrates how cross talk causes ISI and collapse of the eye.read more.
| BTS-327 What You Lose from a Lossy Line PCDF_2011_11
There are at least four important sources of ISI in all differential channels. This column is the second in a series published in PDC&F magazine that illustrates how losses cause ISI and collapse of the eye.read more.
| BTS-326 Echoes of Bits Past PCDF_2011_10
There are at least four important sources of ISI in all differential channels. This column is the first in a series published in PDC&F magazine that illustrates how reflections cause ISI and collapse of the eye.read more.
| BTS115 Frequency Dependent Material Properties- so what?
This is the DesignCon 2010 paper I presented with my partners Don DeGroot, Sanjeev Gupta and Colin Warwick. We look at how the frequency dependent material properties are described so that they rem...read more.
| BTS-314 Essential Principles of Signal Integrity
This paper was published in IEEE Microwave Magazine in Aug 2011. I describe the nine essential principles of signal integrity, what they are and how understanding these principles can help you eliminate ...read more.
| BTS-305 Battling Ferrite Superstition
This is my SI Insights Column in Printed Circuit Design and Fab for April 2011. I interviewed Steve Weir, SI expert and industry icon, about a paper he presented at DesignCon 2011 on the right way to use ferrites. He provides a very clear analy...read more.
| BTS-322 The light is better over here PCDF 2011 Aug
In this column I introduce a metaphore which describes how many designs are done. it is very common to look for the easy way to solve problems, not the right way. We apply this story to the case of selecting capacitor values for PDN design and ...read more.
| BTS-321 Fifteen minutes that will change your life PCDF 2011 Jul
This is the most important column you will ever read. It identifies the right way to think about signals on interconnects and is the basis of all signal integrity designs. This concept is the most misunderstood principle amoung SI engineers. Re...read more.
| BTS-320 Termination Strategies PCDF 2011 June
In this column, I discuss the termination options for transmission lines and what might influence your decision. This is one of those areas full of myths and I try to dispell some of them in this column.read more.