Publications

Publications, Videos and Presentations

Available Publications, Videos & Presentations

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Below you can find various publications authored by Signal Bytes Technology and our previous company Signal Consulting Group. All publications are availabe as PDF documents unless otherwise noted.

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Books

"Hacking IBIS Models for Signal Integrity Analysis", Lua Lua Publishing, Tim Coyle, Signal Consulting Group. Published in 2009. The eBook PDF version is now available!


Papers and Presentations

"S-Parameters for Digital Designers", Printed Circuit Design & Fab Magazine, Tim Coyle, Signal Consulting Group. Published in May 2009 issue.[Note: Registration may be required to view online article.]

"Simulation: The Need for Speed", Printed Circuit Design & Fab Magazine, Tim Coyle, Signal Consulting Group. Published in Feb 2009 issue.[Note: Registration may be required to view online article.]

An Engineer's Guide to Hacking IBIS Models, Tim Coyle, Signal Consulting Group. Presentation given at joint seminar with Synopsys in Marlboro, MA on April 7, 2008.

"How To Choose the Right Model Format for Your System Level Simulations", Tim Coyle, Signal Consulting Group. Presentation given at Cadence Live 2008 in San Jose, CA on September 9, 2008.

An Engineer's Guide to Hacking IBIS Models (Updated), Tim Coyle, Signal Consulting Group. Presentation given at joint seminar with Synopsys in Mountain View, CA on September 17, 2008.

"Signal Integrity Simulation Crash Course", Tim Coyle, Signal Consulting Group. Presentation given at PCB West 2008 in Santa Clara, CA on September 18, 2008.

"A PCB Designer's Guide to IBIS Models", Tim Coyle, Signal Consulting Group. Presentation given at PCB West 2008 in Santa Clara, CA on September 18, 2008.

"Fixing Quality Issues with IBIS Models", Tim Coyle, Signal Consulting Group. Presentation given at Mentor Graphics User2User 2008 Conference in Santa Clara, CA on November 6, 2008.


Coffee Quick Tip Videos

ibis parser video

A series of quick tip videos on hardware engineering covering Signal and Power Integrity and Embedded Hardware.

Using the IBIS Parser. This quick video discusses the IBIS Parser and how it's used to check the quality of an IBIS model used in Signal Integrity simualations.

IBIS Quality Process Flow. This quick video discusses a quality flow for quality checking an IBIS model that includes custom quality checks and simulation and correlation.

IBIS Model Common Error. This quick video discusses one of the most common IBIS model errors involving the AC timing load used for flight time delay calculations.

IBIS Model Correlation. This quick video discusses how to correlate an IBIS model.

IBIS Buffer Model Overclocking. This quick video discusses what happens when an IBIS buffer model is overclocked and why running an IBIS model at a faster frequency than the VT data allows can cause issues.

IBIS Model Die Capacitance Ccomp. This quick video discusses the Ccomp parameter in an IBIS model and how that represents the buffer die capacitance.

PCB Design Microstrip vs Stripline. This quick video discusses the differences between a microstrip trace and stripline trace on a printed circuit board design.

Electrical Properties of a Via in PCB Design. This quick video discusses the electrical properites of a via in a printed cirucit board design.

Signal Integrity Considerations for PCB Stackup Design. This quick video discusses the signal integrity considerations when designing a PCB stackup.

Reducing PCB Crosstalk. This quick video discusses how to reduce crosstalk when planning your PCB stackup design.

Designing Low Impedance PDN for PCB. This quick video discusses how to design a low impedance power delivery network for your PCB stackup.

Calculating PCB Impedance. This quick video discusses calculating characeristic impedance for your PCB stackup based on equations vs using a 2D field solver.


Webinars

Archived webinars can be viewed online.

7 Deadly Sins of Simulation with IBIS Models. This webinar discusses IBIS model quality and how to avoid quality issues by setting up your own custom flow.

Fixing IBIS Models for Signal Integrity Simulation. This webinar is an interactive workshop on reviewing real IBIS models and showing how to fix common model issues.


Embedded System Design

A collection of articles on embedded system design.

MPLABX XC8 Compiler PIC8 IDE Setup. Quick walkthrough of settting up PIC8 environment with simple flash LED example.

IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM Setup. Quick walkthrough of settting up IAR Embedded Workbench programming environmnet for ARM processors.

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Zero Gecko Kit Review. Unboxing and overview of Silicon Labs EFM32 Zero Gecko Development kit.


Raspberry Pi and Arudino Projects

Raspberry Pi and Arudino based projects./p>

Quick Start Raspberry Pi. Getting started with the Raspberry Pi.

Getting Started with the Arduino. Getting started with the Arduino.

Arduino Blink LED Example. Classic Arduino example - blink an LED.

Creating schematics for Arduino projects. Useful tool to create easy to read schematics for your Arudino projects.

Using an LCD with the Arduino. Example code to work with an LCD and an Arduino.

Arduino Temperature Controller. Arduino based temperature controller wtih LCD screen.


Python, Data Science, and Machine Learning

Python and machine learning based projects.

Code Academy Python Review. Review of the Code Academy free online Python learning course.


3D Printing and CAD Design

3D Printing and CAD modeling projects.

Review of XYZ Davinci 3D Printer. Review of the XYZ DaVinci 1.0 3D Printer that I purchased to get into 3D printing.

Updated on Review of XYZ Davinci 3D Printer. Update of the XYZ DaVinci 1.0 3D Printer that I purchased to get into 3D printing and some samples I have printed.

3D Printed Raspberry Pi Case. 3D build and printing of Raspberry Pi case.


Signal and Power Integrity

Below is a collection of articles on signal and power integrity authored by Tim Coyle. Join the email mailing list to get notified of new articles.

Introduction to Quality Checking of IBIS Models

Understanding AC/DC Mismatch Errors In IBIS Models

Benefits of Signal Integrity Simulation

IBIS Ground Clamp IV Curve

IBIS Model Data Generation Methods

IBIS Model Over Clocking Issues

IBIS Model Process Corners

IBIS Model Ramp dv/dt Keyword Data

IBIS Model Specification Overview

IBIS Model Voltage Time VT Data Overview

IBIS Model Voltage Time VT Data Reference Point

IBIS Power Clamp IV Curve

IBIS Pulldown IV Curve

IBIS Pullup IV Curve

IBIS VCC Sweep for Buffer Model Generation

Optimize Your Signal Integrity Simulations

Overview of An IBIS Model

Overview of a SPICE Model

Selecting the Right IO Buffer Model for Your Signal Integrity Simulation

Signal Integrity Noise and Timing Budgets

Signal Integrity Macromodels Based on Hyprid Spice and IBIS Model

Transistor IV Curves for Signal Integrity Modeling

Modeling Ccomp in an IBIS Model

Creating an IBIS File

Overview of IBIS Model Syntax and Keywords

Setup and Hold Time with IBIS Models