Masters Theses

Author

Kancy Robison

Abstract

"This report presents the analysis of a low cost PCB to PCB cable and connector system focusing on its data rate limitations and optimizing transmitter and receiver operations. Economic factors have an ineluctable presence in digital hardware engineering and, as data rates are continually pushed to new bounds, finding cheaper alternatives in hardware while maintaining performance standards becomes more relevant. This study will show the measurement and simulation of a low cost digital system which includes a PCB board, connector, and a multi-pin flex cable (ribbon cable). These S-parameter and TDR measurements/simulations are used to gain an intuition for the performance of a system, and what features are negatively affecting it. Measurement data is then used to optimize signal performance via receiver and transmitter operations, such as equalization and de-emphasis, with the intent of finding the data rate limitations of the system."--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Drewniak, James L.

Committee Member(s)

Beetner, Daryl G.
Fan, Jun, 1971-

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2015

Pagination

ix, 70 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references (pages 68-69).

Rights

© 2015 Kancy Robison, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Signal integrity (Electronics) -- Analysis
Printed circuits
Electronic circuit design.

Thesis Number

T 10690

Electronic OCLC #

913514310

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