Jim Antonellis | 2 Jan 22:12 2006

Test PCB structures


Hello,

I am planning a PCB test structure board, primarily
to validate my tools, models and design rules for
PCB xtalk, discontinuities (e.g. via backdrilling)
various SMA connector types, impedance controlled
vias, etc. etc. 

Any suggetions, hints or bits of wisdom you may wish
to send me is appreciated as this is my first dedicated
test fab and I would like to minimize the "should-have,
could-have, would-have" effect (notice I did not say
eliminate, but minimize %^)

Thx,
Jim

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Istvan Novak | 3 Jan 13:46 2006
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Re: Test PCB structures

Jim,

Just a few quick thoughts:
- because of the huge number of possible permutations of possible 
topologies,
geometries and material properties, try to make a best estimate of what
you think you will end up using eventually and grow the number of
permutations around those seed values as your schedule and budget permits
- measurement errors/uncertainties around the connections may kill you;
unless you already have a proven optimized connector launch fitting
your geometry, go for connector less probing directly the traces/features
(see e.g., the IBM publications on the topic).

Regards, and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of the list members!

Istvan Novak
SUN Microsystems

Jim Antonellis wrote:

>Hello,
>
>I am planning a PCB test structure board, primarily
>to validate my tools, models and design rules for
>PCB xtalk, discontinuities (e.g. via backdrilling)
>various SMA connector types, impedance controlled
>vias, etc. etc. 
>
>Any suggetions, hints or bits of wisdom you may wish
>to send me is appreciated as this is my first dedicated
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Zabinski, Patrick J. | 3 Jan 13:56 2006

Re: Test PCB structures

Jim,

To ease deembedding and later analysis, it is important
to ensure the probe/coax launches are identical across
all test structures.  Small variations in launch design
can muddy the waters enough that it becomes impractical
to extract the effects/parasitics you're after.

Along these lines, I've found the following set of
structures to be useful in calibration/deembedding/validation:

* Open
* Short
* Through
* Load

In designing these structures, keep their effective
lengths to be identical.  Meaning, from the probe pads
(or coax connector pads), the vias, lines, planes, voids,
etc. need to be identical between all these structures to
the point of the DUT (where DUT can be the open ended
line, or short to ground, or 50 Ohm load, ...).

If you include these structures as baselines, then
your other structures of interest (vias, bends, ...)
should have the same identical launches and lengths
up to the same reference plane of interest.

In doing so, deembedding routines (for VNA measurements)
and port extensions (built into VNAs) and peeling algorithms
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Sanchayan Sinha | 3 Jan 17:32 2006
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Re: PCI-X 1.0a simulation

I have one question regarding this, does an IBIS which is generated from DC
simulations can accurately reflect the dynamic  voltage behaviour that our
I/O's undergo.
Thanks,
Sanchayan

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Lynne D. Green | 3 Jan 19:08 2006
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Re: PCI-X 1.0a simulation

Hello,  Sanchayan,

IBIS contains both DC and switching information.

The IBIS Waveform (V-t) tables contain the switching waveform data.

Regards,
Lynne

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Thanks,
Sanchayan
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Muranyi, Arpad | 3 Jan 19:44 2006
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Re: PCI-X 1.0a simulation

Sanchayan,

As Lynne pointed out, the V-t tables of the IBIS files
are used to describe the transient characteristics of
drivers.  Usually the V-t curves are used as a time
dependent scaling coefficient, scaling the I-V curves
from 0 to 1 or 1 to 0 as time goes by.  If you are
interested in how this works, you can look at my
presentation and a VHDL-AMS implementation of this
algorithm at:

http://www.eda.org/pub/ibis/summits/jun03b/muranyi1.pdf

pages 5, 8, 9, and the VHDL-AMS code is at:

http://www.eda.org/pub/ibis/summits/jun03b/IBIS_basic_IO.vhd=20

I hope this helps.

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nrpatel | 3 Jan 22:56 2006

IBIS modelling in PSpice

Hello,
Is there a way to model IBIS in PSpice? If so can anyone show me how?
I am not looking for an exact representation. A behavioral model would be 
just as fine.

Thanks
Nikhil 

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Muranyi, Arpad | 3 Jan 23:27 2006
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Re: IBIS modelling in PSpice

I could be wrong, but I don't think there is an equivalent of
the HSPICE B-element in PSPICE.

However, you could still do it by putting together a bunch of
controlled sources, including some PWL ones.  But it is left
to the student as an exercise to show how this can be done... :-)

That's how I did it in HSPICE before the B-element came out.

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