Practical Ports for Perfect Performance: HFSS Ports for High-Performance Interconnect Solutions

This webinar spotlights the theoretical basis of various port types and how to use them in real designs to deliver maximum accuracy.

Time:
May 13, 2021
11 AM EDT / 4 PM BST  

Venue:
Online


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About this Webinar

To optimize an entire signal path when designing high-performance interconnect solutions, it's important to understand ports and how to best employ them for your application. 

With Ansys HFSS, your port type choice for various applications is almost a matter of religious conviction. Circuit port, lumped port, coaxial lumped port or waveport -  which do you choose for signal integrity applications?

This webinar spotlights the theoretical basis of various port types and how to use them in real designs to deliver maximum accuracy. We will provide a detailed look at 

wave ports and the transfinite element method. Additionally, we will discuss lump ports (including coaxial), circuit ports and key de-embedding concepts.

  • Understand errors that accrue when using each port type in real designs, focusing on port size, location and de-embedding.
  • Discover how to utilize wave ports in unconventional ways with non-uniform structures.
  • Learn how to perform end-to-end cascading of a connector and PCB breakout regions with wave ports.

Speakers

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Scott McMorrow

CTO, Samtec’s Signal Integrity Group, Samtec, Inc. Scott McMorrow currently serves as CTO for Samtec’s Signal Integrity Group. As a consultant for years too numerous to mention, Scott has helped many companies develop high performance products, while training signal integrity engineers. Today he works for "the man," where he continues being a problem solver, a change agent and "betting his job" every day.

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Rickard Petersson

R&D Director at Ansys, Inc., is responsible for high-frequency electromagnetic solvers and specialized solvers for signal integrity.  He has a broad background in electromagnetics with expertise both in computational methods as well as electromagnetic theory with several publications in these areas.  Dr. Petersson has worked as a R&D Engineer at Ansoft and Ansys and a Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He received the B.S.E.E degree from Tennessee Technological University and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Intended Audience

 IC Package and PCB design engineers dealing with aspects of Signal and Power integrity.