Geek Speek Webinar – The Perils of Right-Angle Turns at DC

Presented by: Istvan Novak We all know that sharp corners and right-angle bends are not a good idea for very high-speed signaling, but what happens if we go to the other extreme of the spectrum, to DC? You may be surprised, but right-angle turns harm the DC distribution equally bad, if not more, as they harm high-speed signals. In this gEEK® spEEK Zoom webinar, we will show you why and how, and we will also show simple remedies. Istvan Novak, PhD, Life Fellow of IEEE, is a Principal Signal and Power Integrity Engineer at Samtec, working on advanced signal and power integrity designs. Prior to 2018, he was a Distinguished Engineer at SUN Microsystems, later Oracle. He worked on new technology development, power distribution and signal integrity design and validation methodologies for SUN's successful workgroup server families. He introduced the industry's first 25um power-ground laminates for large rigid computer boards and worked with component vendors to create a series of low-inductance and controlled-ESR bypass capacitors. Istvan has twenty-five patents to his name, author of two books on power integrity, teaches signal and power integrity courses, and maintains a popular SI/PI website.

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