Picotest Bundle Supports Tektronix, Keysight, Siglent, and Rohde & Schwarz Scope FRA Features – Bode Plots and PSRR Testing

July 22, 2019 Phoenix, AZ: Picotest.com, a leader in high resolution test and measurement equipment, has released a new ‘FRA Bundle’ of signal injectors that enables Bode plots and PSRR (power supply rejection ratio) measurements for Keysight, Tektronix, Siglent, and Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscopes. “Traditionally Bode plots and PSRR measurements have been made on Vector Network (VNA) or Frequency Response Analyzers (FRA). But recently scope manufactures have begun to add FRA features to oscilloscopes, expanding their measurement capabilities. While the software add-ons enable new FRA features, without our injectors end-users…

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Picotest Announces Power Integrity Training Workshops – USA Tour

July 6, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona: Picotest.com, a leader in high resolution test and measurement equipment, has announced a series of Power Integrity Training Workshops. The workshops are unique both for their emphasis on Power Integrity and for the hands-on nature of the workshop. Time is split between lecture and lab exercises where students get to perform real-world Power Integrity measurements on components and circuits. Full sets of lab equipment including VNAs, oscilloscopes, and customized test boards are provided. Class sizes are limited so that each student gets the full benefit of the…

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Heidi Barnes of Keysight Receives the 2017 Engineer of the Year Award

San Francisco, February 2, 2017, PRNewswire: DesignCon, the premier educational conference and technology exhibition for electronic design engineers in the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities, today announced Heidi Barnes of Keysight Technologies as the recipient of the 2017 Engineer of the Year Award. Selected for her dedication to problem solving and enthusiasm for leading and collaborating with teams, Barnes was awarded earlier today at DesignCon. The conference took place this week, January 31 – February 2, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. For additional information please visit: designcon.com. “I am thrilled…

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Steve Sandler presents at DesignCon 2017

DesignCon 2017, Jan 31 – Feb 2, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA January 2017: Steven Sandler, Author of the book Power Integrity, Measuring, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Power-Related Parameters in Electronics Systems and Managing Director at Picotest presented at DesignCon 2017. Charles Hymowitz of Picotest and AEi Systems also presented. The topics presented were: Tutorial: Measurement Based VRM Modeling (Presenter: Steve Sandler, Picotest) Characterizing and Selecting the VRM Paper (Speaker: Steve Sandler, Picotest) Characterizing and Selecting the VRM Slides (Speaker: Steve Sandler, Picotest) You need to measure because… (Speaker: Charles…

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Picotest to Give Power Integrity Seminar in Israel

1 Day Seminar on VRM Modeling and Capacitor Decoupling Measurement November 29, 2016: Steven Sandler, Author of the book Power Integrity, Measuring, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Power-Related Parameters in Electronics Systems will give a 1-Day Seminar in Israel, entitled “New Ways to VRM Modelling & Decoupling.” For more information about the event including location, timing, and cost, please see: http://itech-icollege.com/steven-sandler-pi-seminar/ For information about the 1-Day seminar content including Syllabus and details about the hands-on measurements being performed, please see https://www.picotest.com/VRM-Decoupling-Workshop.html.

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Steve Sandler to Give Keynote Speech at IEEE EMC Symposium

November 15, 2016: Steve Sandler, CEO of Picotest.com, a company specializing in power integrity and power supply test equipment, services, and training will give the Keynote Address at GLOBESPACE – IEEE EMC, Product Safety & Board Design Symposium on December 19, 2016, in Herzliya Israel. The address is entitled: Power Integrity: A New Way for VRM Design. Steve will speak about practical power integrity design concepts, the role played by IC vendors and the data they provide and requirements for successful hardware-software co-simulation of power distribution networks. For more information see: http://globespace.co/program-2016/

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How to Design for Power Integrity: Measuring, Modeling, Simulating Capacitors and Inductors

November 7, 2016: The third video in the Picotest/Keysight How-To Design for Power Integrity series is now available. Power supply switching ripple and control loop phase margin are dominated by the output inductor and the bulk capacitors. Simple RLC capacitor and inductor models can result in a design with more capacitors than necessary adding to the design cost, consuming valuable circuit board real estate and degrading the control loop performance. Most capacitor datasheets provide very limited information, such as maximum ESR at 100kHz and not the desired information regarding typical values…

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Learn about RF/microwave, EMC/EMI and Signal/Power Integrity at EDI CON USA

August 9, 2016: EDI CON USA uniquely brings together RF, microwave, EMC/EMI, and high-speed digital design engineers and system integrators for networking, training, and learning opportunities. Attendees will find solutions, products, and design ideas that they can put into immediate practice for today’s communication, defense, consumer electronics, aerospace, and medical industries. Featured presenters include: Heidi Barnes (Keysight) and Steve Sandler (Picotest) – Power Integrity, Tom Sikina, (Raytheon) – Radar Developments, Eli Brookner (Raytheon, retired) – Phased Array Technology, James Komiak (BAE) – RF Amplifier Design, Eric Bogatin – Signal Integrity, Ken Wyatt…

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Keysight-Picotest Team for Santa Clara Power Integrity Boot Camp With Hands-on Measurement and Simulation Labs

May 24, 2016: Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) and Picotest have teamed up together to bring you this limited seating workshop to Santa Clara, CA. The workshop provides an understanding of power integrity, why it is important, how to design for it, and it teaches techniques for high-fidelity simulation, analysis and measurement. The goal is to enable you to better isolate, troubleshoot, and optimize power related issues. In this workshop, hands-on labs let the attendees explore voltage regulator module (VRM) state-space averaged model simulations, PCB EM simulations, and the VNA 2-port shunt…

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Power Integrity Panels and Bootcamp At DesignCon 2016

January 11, 2016: Join Steve Sandler, CEO of Picotest, during his DesignCon presentations next week! Sandler was named the Jim Williams contributor of 2015 at the ACE awards in San Jose, and he became the 23rd Keysight certified ADS expert in the United States. He will be speaking for several sessions at DesignCon. All of them look great, but we’re particularly intrigued by “Killing The Bode Plot,” a can’t-miss session at the Chiphead Theater on Wednesday, January 20. Click here to see the list of workshops and papers

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