"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.
Drewniak, James L.
Beetner, Daryl G.
Fan, Jun, 1971-
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
ix, 70 pages
© 2015 Kancy Robison, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Signal integrity (Electronics) -- Analysis
Electronic circuit design.
Electronic OCLC #
Link to Catalog Record
Robison, Kancy, "Signal integrity analysis of a low cost PCB to PCB system" (2015). Masters Theses. 7412.