High-Speed Signal Propagation
Advanced Black Magic
W. Johnson and Martin Graham
Prentice Hall, 2003
This is an advanced-level reference text for experienced digital designers who want to press their designs to the upper limits of speed and distance. This book is a companion to the original book by Johnson and Graham, High-Speed Digital Design: A Handbook of Black Magic, Prentice Hall, 1993. The two books may be used separately or together. They cover different material.
The original book deals with a broad spectrum of high-speed phenomena. It builds a solid understanding of ringing, crosstalk, ground bounce, and power supply noise as they exist on printed circuit boards. It emphasizes basic circuit configurations where these effects may be easily understood and learned. It treats supplementary subjects including chip packages, oscilloscope probe, and power systems for high-speed digital products.
This High-Speed Signal Propagation book is more highly specialized, delving into issues relevant to transmission at the upper limits of speed and distance. If you need to transmit faster and further than ever before, this book shows you how. High-Speed Digital Design and High-Speed Signal Propagation together comprise a good reference set for persons working with high-speed digital technology.
|Printed circuit traces||Limits to attainable speed and distance RC and LC mode propagation Skin effect and dielectric loss design charts and equations Proximity effect Surface roughness Non-TEM mode of propagation Step response Effect of vias|
|Differential signaling||Edge-coupled and broadside-coupled differential pairs Effect of bends Intrapair skew Differential trace geometry impedance Crosstalk Radiation|
|Inter-cabinet connections||Coaxial cables Twisted-pair cables Fiber optics Equalizers General building wiring for LAN applications|
|Clock distribution||Special requirements for clocks Clock repeaters Multidrop clock distribution Clock jitter Power filtering for clock sources|
|Simulation||Frequency-domain simulation method Applicability of Spice and IBIS|
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"One word to other designers about this book Essential. It may well be the `Rosetta Stone to understanding high-speed design concepts. It's filled with real-world remedies for dealing with high-speed signal problems, and it will be required reading for my entire design team."