All Good Designs Must Fail in Your Lab

In a previous blog post, I brought up the concept of receiver signal integrity. Since it seemed like a popular topic, I thought it would be worthwhile to dig a little deeper.In the world of transmitter signal integrity, we add guard-band to the specs or eye-diagram mask to ensure that our DUTs will still perform under adverse conditions. For receiver testing, we add impairments to ensure that the device still works or to discover when the device stops working. Disciplined margin testing informs us of the operating limits of our system with impaired signals.

To read the rest of this article please visit my Scope Guru on Signal Integrity Blog, on EDN’s site.

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