Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Society

IEEE/CPMT Dinner Meeting:

"Packaging for High Speed: the what, how, who and why" --
Dr. Eric Bogatin, Product Manager, Signal Integrity Products, Ansoft Corp.

Wednesday, November 12, 1997
Subsidized dinner ($10) served at 6:30, Presentation at 7:30.
Location: FAZ restaurant, at the Four Points Hotel, on Mathilda, north of Hiway 237 and Fwy 101 junction, Sunnyvale
PLEASE RSVP by email to Harvey Miller, or call our CPMT hotline at 800-686-9366.

Ten years ago, when clock frequencies were 20 MHz, packages were electrically transparent. It didn't matter what the electrical properties were. What was important was the mechanical form factor, thermal management and reliability. Today, with clock frequencies at 200 MHz and higher, ignoring the electrical effects of packages will doom the designer to disaster. Switching noise, excessive timing delays, signal distortion, cross talk and EMI are some of the problems that can sabotage an otherwise great design. Yet, few engineers today really understand which electrical terms are important and which can be ignored. Packaging engineers are not often trained in the art of high speed design, and are left to learn what they can from the trade journals or the street- often picking up wrong information.

This evening's presentation will be a step in the right direction. Eric will offer a quick overview of what is important when it comes to the electrical behavior of packages, how these effects are described and calculated, who are the companies that can help the designer starting out, and why these issues are important. Examples will be taken from leaded packages, BGAs, CSPs and COB. The essential tools of parasitic extraction, simulation, measurement and intuition will all be reviewed.

Speaker: Eric Bogatin, Ansoft Corp.

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