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EDICon 2017, Boston, MA, September 11 - 13, 2017

Current Sharing Measurements in Multi-Phase Switch Mode DC-DC Converters
Manuscript (1.7M, pdf file) Slides (1.4M, pdf file)
EDICon 2017, Boston, MA, September 11 - 13, 2017

Transient Load Tester for time Domain PDN Validation
Outstanding Paper Award
Manuscript (1.8M, pdf file) Slides (3.7M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2017, Santa Clara, CA, January 31 - February 2, 2017

Overview and Comparison of Power Converter Stability Metrics
Best Paper Award
Manuscript (1.4M, pdf file) Slides (1.9M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2017, Santa Clara, CA, January 31 - February 2, 2017

A Generic Test Tool for Power Distribution Networks
Manuscript (1.1M, pdf file) Slides (1.8M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2017, Santa Clara, CA, January 31 - February 2, 2017

Why We Love and Hate DC-DC Converters?
(panel discussion)
Panel slides (1.6M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2016, Santa Clara, CA, January 19 - 21, 2016

Needs and Capabilities for Modeling of Capacitor Derating
(panel discussion)
Panel slides (1.2M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2016, Santa Clara, CA, January 19 - 21, 2016

Target Impedance and Rogue Waves
(panel discussion)
Panel slides (1.2M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2016, Santa Clara, CA, January 19 - 21, 2016

Measurement and Simulation of a High-Speed Electro/Optical Channel
Best Paper Finalist
Manuscript (1.4M, pdf file) Slides (1.3M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2016, Santa Clara, CA, January 19 - 21, 2016

Mid-Frequency Noise Coupling between DC-DC Converters and High-Speed Signals
Best Paper Award
Manuscript (2.7M, pdf file) Slides (1M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2016, Santa Clara, CA, January 19 - 21, 2016

Electrical and Thermal Consequences of Non-flat Impedance Profiles
Best Paper Award
Manuscript (2.1M, pdf file) Slides (2.2M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2015, Santa Clara, CA, January 27 - 30, 2015

Does Skew Really Degrade SerDes Performance?
Best Paper Award
Manuscript (1.4M, pdf file) Slides (2.1M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2015, Santa Clara, CA, January 27 - 30, 2015

Simulating and Measuring Microohms in PDNs
Manuscript (0.84M, pdf file) Slides (1.6M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2015, Santa Clara, CA, January 27 - 30, 2015

Impact of Regulator Sense-point Location on PDN Response
Best paper award at Cadence Design Live, September 2015, Boston MA
Manuscript (1M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2014, Santa Clara, CA, January 28 - 31, 2014

Sources and Compensation of Skew in Single-Ended and Differential Interconnects
Manuscript (2.4M, pdf file) Slides (2.4M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2014, Santa Clara, CA, January 28 - 31, 2014

System-Level Power Integrity: Tools Providers and Tool Users Engage
Slides (1.2M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2013, Santa Clara, CA, January 28 - 31, 2013

Impact of Probe Coupling on the Accuracy of Differential VNA Measurements
Manuscript (1.6M, pdf file) Slides (3.4M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2013, Santa Clara, CA, January 28 - 31, 2013

Determining PCB Trace Impedance by TDR: Challenges and Possible Solutions
Manuscript (1.3M, pdf file) Slides (1.7M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2012, Santa Clara, CA, January 30 - February 2, 2012

Temperature and Moisture Dependence of PCB and Package Traces and the Impact on Signal Performance
Manuscript (1.8M, pdf file) Slides (12.4M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2012, Santa Clara, CA, January 30 - February 2, 2012

Vias, Structural Details and their Effect on System Performance
Manuscript (2.4M, pdf file) Slides (2.4M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2012, Santa Clara, CA, January 30 - February 2, 2012

Dynamic Characterization of DC-DC Converters
Manuscript (3.3M, pdf file) Slides (9.5M, pdf file)
DesignCon 2012, Santa Clara, CA, January 30 - February 2, 2012

Panel discussion: What is New in DC-DC Converters?
Slides (9.5M, pdf file)
DesignCon East 2011, Boston, MA, September 27, 2011

DC and AC Bias Dependence of Capacitors Including Temperature Dependence
Manuscript (1.8M, pdf file) Slides (1.4M, pdf file)
IEEE Microwave Magazine, August 2011

Focused Issue Feature: A New Dawn in R&D
Manuscript (3.4M, pdf file)
DesignCon2011, Santa Clara, CA, January 31 - February 3, 2011

Inter-dependence of Dielectric and Conductive Losses in Interconnects     
Manuscript (879K, pdf file) Slides (1.6M, pdf file)

DesignCon2011, Santa Clara, CA, January 31 - February 3, 2011

Examining the Impact of Power Structures on EM Model Accuracy
Manuscript (6.8M, pdf file) Slides (4.9M, pdf file)

DesignCon2011, Santa Clara, CA, January 31 - February 3, 2011

DC and AC Bias Dependence of Capacitors
Best Paper Award
Manuscript (966K, pdf file) Slides (726K, pdf file)

DesignCon2011, Santa Clara, CA, January 31 - February 3, 2011

Capacitor Modeling Requirements in the 21st Century

Manuscript (685K, pdf file)

DesignCon2010, Santa Clara, CA, February 1-4, 2010

Introduction and Comparison of an Alternate Methodology for
Measuring Loss Tangent of PCB Laminates

Best Paper Award
Manuscript (785K, pdf file) Slides (1M, pdf file)

DesignCon2010, Santa Clara, CA, February 1-4, 2010

Additional Trace Losses due to Glass-Weave Periodic Loading
Best Paper Award
Manuscript (890K, pdf file) Slides (1.5M, pdf file)

DesignCon2010, Santa Clara, CA, February 1-4, 2010

Accuracy Improvements of PDN Impedance Measurements in the
Low to Middle Frequency Range
Best Paper Award
Manuscript (834K, pdf file) Slides (1.2M, pdf file)

DesignCon2010, Santa Clara, CA, February 1-4, 2010

Making Sense out of Dielectric Loss Numbers, Specifications and Test Methods

Manuscript (935K, pdf file)

DesignCon2009, Santa Clara, CA, February 2-5, 2009

Examining the Impact of Split Planes on Signal and Power Integrity
Best Paper Award
Manuscript (1.27M, pdf file) Slides (5.49M, pdf file)

DesignCon2009, Santa Clara, CA, February 2-5, 2009

Crosstalk In Via Pin-Fields, Including the Impact of Power Distribution Structures
    Best Paper Finalist
Manuscript (2.07M, pdf file) Slides (604K, pdf file)

DesignCon2009, Santa Clara, CA, February 2-5, 2009

Power Distribution Planes: To Split or Not to Split?

Manuscript (1.37M, pdf file)

DesignCon2008, Santa Clara, CA, February 4-7, 2008

Impact of PCB Laminate Parameters on Suppressing Modal Resonances

Manuscript  (361K, pdf file) Slides (3.46M, pdf file)

DesignCon2008, Santa Clara, CA, February 4-7, 2008

Impedance of High-Speed Traces: Specification and Consistency in Manufacturing

Slides  (185K, pdf file)


Ansoft: EMI Control and PCB Power Analysis workshop, 22 August 2007, Boston, MA

Reducing EMI Noise by Suppressing Power-Distribution Resonances

Slides (801K, pdf file)

DesignCon2007, Santa Clara, CA, January 29-31, 2007

Crosstalk due to Periodic Plane Cutouts
Best Paper Finalist

Manuscript (265K, pdf file) Slides (170K, pdf file)

DesignCon2007, Santa Clara, CA, January 29-31, 2007

Losses Induced by Asymmetry in Differential Transmission Lines

Manuscript (501K, pdf file)

DesignCon2007, Santa Clara, CA, January 29-31, 2007

History of Controlled-ESR Capacitors at SUN in TecForum TF-MP3 Controlled-ESR Bypass Capacitors Have Arrived

Manuscript (235K, pdf file) Slides (774K, pdf file)

DesignCon2007, Santa Clara, CA,  January 29-31, 2007

Emerging Challenges of DC-DC Converters

Manuscript (376K, pdf file)

DesignCon2006, Santa Clara, CA, February 6-9, 2006

Attenuation in PCB Traces Due to Periodical Discontinuities
Best Paper Finalist

Manuscript (701K, pdf file) Slides (968K, pdf file)

DesignCon2006, Santa Clara, CA, February 6-9, 2006

Slow Wave Causal Model for Multi Layer Ceramic Capacitors

Manuscript (259K, pdf file) Slides (367K, pdf file)

DesignCon2006, Santa Clara, CA, February 6-9, 2006

Bypass Capacitor Selection Based on Time Domain and Frequency Domain Performances
in TecForum TF-MP3
"Comparison of Power Distribution Network Methods"

Manuscript (257K, pdf file)

DesignCon2006, Santa Clara, CA, February 6-9, 2006

SUNís Experience with Thin and Ultra Thin Laminates for Power Distribution Applications
in TecForum TF-THA2
"SUN's Experience with Thin and Ultra Thin Laminates for Power Distribution Applications"

Manuscript (237K, pdf file)

DesignCon 2005 East, High-Performance System Design Conference, Worcester, MA, September 19-22, 2005

TecForum TF-MP2 Inductance of Bypass Capacitors: How to Define, How to Measure, How to Simulate

Manuscript (910K, pdf file)

DesignCon 2005 East, High-Performance System Design Conference, Worcester, MA, September 19-22, 2005

A Black-Box Frequency Dependent Model of Capacitors for Frequency Domain Simulations

Manuscript (340K, pdf file) Excel animated file (7.9M, xls file)

DesignCon2005, High-Performance Systems Design Conference, Santa Clara, CA, Jan 31-Feb 3, 2005

TecForum TF7 
Inductance of Bypass Capacitors: How to Define, How to Measure, How to Simulate
Manuscript (1.4M, pdf file)

DesignCon2005, High-Performance Systems Design Conference, Santa Clara, CA, Jan 31-Feb 3, 2005

Characterizing and Modeling the Impact of Power/Ground Via Arrays on Power Plane Impedance
Manuscript (211K, pdf file) Slides (4.46M, pdf file)

Xilinx's Xcell Journal Online, Issue 49, Summer 2004

Tolerance Calculations in Power Distribution Networks
Manuscript (427K, pdf file)

DesignCon2004, High-Performance Systems Design Conference, Santa Clara, CA, Feb 2-5, 2004

Board and Package Level PDN Simulations
Manuscript (153K, pdf file)

DesignCon2004, High-Performance Systems Design Conference, Santa Clara, CA, Feb 2-5, 2004

Thin and Very Thin Laminates for Power Distribution Applications: What is New in 2004?
Manuscript (1.3M, pdf file) Slides (2.85M, pdf file)

DesignCon 2003 East, High-Performance System Design Conference, Boston, MA, June 23-25, 2003

Frequency Domain Analysis and Electrical Properties Test Method for PCB Dielectric Core Materials
Manuscript (111k, pdf file)

DesignCon 2003 East, High-Performance System Design Conference, Boston, MA, June 23-25, 2003

Frequency Domain Power Distribution Measurements - An Overview
Manuscript (917K, pdf file)

DesignCon 2002, High-Performance System Design Conference, San Jose, CA, January 28 - 31, 2002

Thin PCB Laminates for Power Distribution - How Thin is Thin Enough?
Manuscript (1.46M, pdf file) SUN slides (417K, pdf file)

 DesignCon2000, High-Performance Systems Design Conference, Santa Clara, CA, Feb 1-4, 2000

Measuring Milliohms and Picohenrys in Power Distribution Networks
Outstanding Paper Award
Manuscript (266K, pdf file) Slides (575K, pdf file)

 IPC Boston Chapter Meeting, Boston, MA, February 9, 1999

Powering Digital Boards

Slides (444K, pdf file)

DesignCon99, High-Performance Systems Design Conference, Santa Clara, CA, Feb 1-4, 1999

Probes and Setup for Measuring Power-Plane Impedances with Vector-Network Analyzer  
Outstanding Paper Award
Manuscript (444K, pdf file) Slides (610K, pdf file)

Intl. Zurich Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Zurich, March 7-9, 1995

Waveform Distortion in Length-equalised Clock-Distribution Interconnects
Manuscript (71K, pdf file)

1995 Design SuperCon, February 1995, Santa Clara CA.
scanned conference proceedings (331 MB, pdf file)
1994 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, May 17-19, 1994, Sendai, Japan.

Crosstalk Reduction on Stripline Printed Circuit Boards with Additional Center Traces
Manuscript (98K, pdf file)

IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, May 10-12, 1994, Shizuoka, Japan.

Reduction of Far-End Crosstalk on Coupled Microstrip PCB Interconnect

Manuscript (66K, pdf file)

IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, May 10-12, 1994, Shizuoka, Japan.

Correction of Time Domain Measurement Data of Vector Network Analyzers
Manuscript (58K, pdf file)

1994 Wroclaw EMC Symposium, June 28 Ė July 1, 1994, Wroclaw, Poland.

EMC Issues of Wide PCB Buses
Manuscript (128K, pdf file)

Hewlett Packard High-Speed Digital Design Symposium, April 5, 1993, Budapest, Hungary
Scanned proceedings (53 MB)
IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, New York, May 12-14, 1992.

Modeling, Simulation and Measurement Considerations of High-speed Digital Buses
Manuscript (107K, pdf file)

1982 IEEE Power Electronics Specialist Conference

Stability Analysis of Constant-Frequency Current-Mode-Controlled Switching Regulators Operating above 50% Duty Ratio
Manuscript (3.96M, pdf file)

1981 IEEE Power Electronics Specialist Conference

Instabilities in Current-Mode Controlled Switching Regulators

Manuscript (831K, pdf file)

1980 International Power Conversion Conference, September 3-5, 1980, Munich, West Germany.

Stability Analysis of Constant-Frequency Current-Mode-Controlled Power Converters
Manuscript (4.43M, pdf file)


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