Developing an SI Tool Set for Engineering Design Discovery, Physical Insight, and Education


This paper reports on the process of developing a signal integrity tool set for engineers and educators. These tools will complement well-known enterprise numerical tools by providing the designer, student, or educator a reliable means of finding accurate results for specific questions in signal integrity design and troubleshooting. They are intended to find use as accurate, traceable, and easy-to-use aids in design discovery and in education. Their computational engines will use recognized methods from the literature and these will be made available so that interested users will be in complete control of their enquiries; there will be no calculations in which the user is kept in the dark about the methods used. The SI tool set will be made freely available on the internet.

Meeting Name

IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2009: Aug. 17-21, Austin, TX)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory

Keywords and Phrases

Complete Control; Engineering Design; Numerical Tools; Signal Integrity; Troubleshooting; Electromagnetic Compatibility; Plastic Molds; Design

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-1424442676; 978-1424442669

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2158-110X; 2158-1118

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

01 Aug 2009