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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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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New Ways to VRM Modeling & Decoupling – Thursday, November 3rd, 2016, 08:30 – 17:00

REGISTER HERE September 6, 2016: The Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) is a fundamental element in the Power Distribution Network (PDN) with system level consequences heavily impacting Power Integrity. Very few, if any, manufacturers provide high fidelity VRM models and much of the data required to construct your own model is not published. In this compact one day workshop you will be guided through all measurement and simulation steps required to generate a measurement based VRM model. Each theory step is followed by practical measurements performed in small groups. This workshop introduces a measurement based,…

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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 Bootcamp at SPI2016 Turin, Italy- Picotest and Keysight Join Forces

April 8, 2016: Wokshop set for 20th IEEE Conference on Signal and Power Intergrity – Turin, Italy, May 8th 14:00 – 17:30 Power integrity is important to the entire system performance and consists of much more than power distribution noise. This Power Integrity session 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. Who Should Attend PCB designers, VRM designers, signal integrity…

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