Geek Speek Webinar – DC Block Capacitor Location (Does It Matter?)

Presented by: Gustavo Blando Have you ever wondered If it's better to put the DC blocking capacitor close to the driver or close to the receiver? Why? A lot of confusion and friendships have been broken due to this very argument. In this talk, I’ll go back to basics and with the help of simple simulations and theory, I’ll answer those questions. Gustavo Blando is a Senior Principal Signal Integrity Architect at Samtec, Inc. In addition to his leadership roles, he's charged with the development of new Signal Integrity/Power Integrity methodologies along with high-speed characterization, tools and modeling. Gustavo has over twenty-five years of practical experience in Signal Integrity and high-speed circuits design and has participated in numerous conference publications

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