SiLab FilmsComing Soon

Dr. Johnson's High-Speed Digital Design Courses Soon To Be Online

Signal Consulting, Inc. has recently finished editing a video collection of Dr. Johnson's course offerings, all filmed in high-definition quality by a professional documentary film crew before a live audience. The collection comprises 36 hours of recorded material, with student handouts and outlines. For those of you who want to use the material for other purposes, we include a full set of instructor powerpoint slides with animations.

We now in the process of selecting one suitable University or Corporate sponsor willing to place the entire collection in the public domain at very low cost to the viewer. If your company in interested in being considered as the sponsor, please email Liz <>.

Keep checking back here, or add your name to our contact list, and we will let you know when the collection is available.

Dr. Howard Johnson

Howard JohnsonA highly acclaimed independent design consultant, Dr. Johnson pioneered the development of many new technologies including Phonemail, the first integrated voice messaging system, Gigabit Ethernet, as chief technical editor for that standard, and many other high-speed computing and communications architectures. He was the Signal Integrity columnist for EDN magazine for 17 years and lectured regularly at Oxford University and selected corporate sites worldwide.

Why Teach?

Technical understanding passes in a direct line, from person to person, over a span of centuries. My seminars are a way of spreading a philosophy of high-speed circuit engineering passed down to me from my mentor, professor Martin Graham at U. Cal. Berkeley.  Martin received this knowledge from his favorite professor William MacLean at Brooklyn Politechnic, and he got it directly those who first discovered the field of electrical engineering over one hundred years ago.

The philosophy emphasizes a broad understanding of the many things might happen, coupled with practical experimentation to ascertain the few things that matter most in any situation.

I enjoy the privilege of having used this philosophy to design products that improved the lives of hundreds of millions of people. I embrace the duty of helping others achieve the same success. I will do all I can to make that possible for you.