Power Integrity Effects on Signal Integrity in FPGA Systems – Measurements and Analysis Using an FPGA Configured Vector Network Analyzer 🗓

–Presents a novel method for power integrity analysis in FPGA systems

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Meeting Date: October 11, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Cosmin Iorga of PIscanner.com
Location: Newbury Park
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Power integrity issues may create intermittent failures and signal integrity degradation in FPGA systems. This talk starts with fundamental concepts of power integrity and signal integrity and presents a novel method for power integrity analysis in FPGA systems by configuring the FPGA to function as a Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) test instrument for its own power delivery network (PDN). This VNA measures the impedance profile of the PDN as seen by the logic circuits on the FPGA die and extracts an S-parameter model of the FPGA PDN, that includes the PDN elements on the FPGA die, FPGA package, and PCB. The S-parameter model is then used in circuit simulations to evaluate the power supply noise in the FPGA and the signal integrity in the FPGA I/O serial data links.

Bio: Dr. Cosmin Iorga has earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He design and troubleshooting at system, board, and integrated circuit levels, with emphasis on signal integrity, power integrity, and noise coupling reduction. Cosmin has 10 patents covering innovative solutions in noise coupling reduction and signal integrity. Cosmin is the author of the book “Noise Coupling in Integrated Circuits: A Practical Approach to Analysis, Modeling, and Suppression”, and he teaches courses in analog circuit design, data converters, and power integrity at UCLA Extension.