A method for simulating the eye pattern of high-speed digital signals propagated on printed circuit boards using multiconductor transmission-line modeling is proposed in this paper. The approach takes into account the frequency-dependent properties of the dielectric materials of the board and of the conductors. The validation is performed by comparing the modeling with measurements taken from the literature, and directly performed on test boards specially design for this study.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory

Keywords and Phrases

Conductor; Dielectric Material; Digital Signals; Eye Pattern; Frequency Dependent Properties; High-Speed Digital Signal Propagation; Multiconductor Transmission Line Model; Multiconductor Transmission Lines (MTL); Printed Circuit Board; Printed Circuits; Transmission Line Theory; Dielectric Constant; Dissipation Factor; Frequency-Dependent Dielectric; Signal Integrity; Digital Systems; Bandwidth; Computer Simulation; Dielectric Materials; Natural Frequencies; Permittivity; Printed Circuit Boards; Telecommunication Systems

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0018-9480; 1557-9670

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

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© 2002 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jul 2002