High Speed PCB Design with PAM4

High speed PCB design skill is critical to support todays advanced digital era and explosive data communication needs. In conjunction to this, besides miniaturization trends, logic devices switching rise/fall times reduce significantly resulted in numerous huge interconnect challenges from circuit design up to PCB & system level. For example, Gigabit Ethernet (400 GbE) is a new generation wired communication standard supporting the project explosion in data traffic with the booming application of Internet of Things (IITO) and 5G mobile broadband. Electrical interface with 4 level pulse amplitude modulation (PMA-4) signaling over 8 lane is adopted to enable these huge high speed data transfer and bandwidth. This 3-day class provides insight on foundation of high speed design understanding & requirements, focus on layout best practices and introduction of practical industry electrical simulation tool with HSFF.