Interview with PDN Expert, Steve Sandler

Published on June 5, 2020 by Ken Coffman Field Applications Engineer at Vicor Corporation Ken Coffman: Steve, first off, let’s discuss your latest book, Power Integrity using ADS. ADS is Keysight’s Advanced Design System. Literally, you could use any simulator you like. Can engineers who don’t use ADS get value from this book? Steve Sandler: Certainly! The book provides simulation details for ADS and includes the ADS Workspaces, but the procedures and workflow apply to many o

Video: Steve Sandler from Space Shuttle to Power Integrity Bootcamp at DesignCon 2020

“The very first project Steve Sandler, Managing Director of Picotest, worked on, was the space shuttle—and this was just the beginning of his fascinating career in power electronics! Steve is an expert in power integrity solutions, measurement products, services, and training. Join us as he shares his world-renowned expertise on test measurement of signal & power integrity, and EMI, and elaborates on his vision for the future of PCB Design. Steve also shares some of his rich

Siglent App Note: Measuring Power Supply Control Loop Response with Bode Plot II

In this application note, we will show you the basic principles for making this stability measurement and how to use these instruments to make the measurement.” Read the entire app note here. #phasemargin #gainmargin #oscilloscopes #j2100aj2101a #powerintegrity #siglent #injection #frequencyresponseanalyzers #feedbackamplifier #powersupply #VNA #picotest #stability #bodeplots #controlloop

Webinar: Copper Mountain VNA Impedance Measurement for Power Distribution Networks

The instrument of choice for these impedance measurements is a vector network analyzer and the most common and highest accuracy measurement is the 2-port shunt through technique, using a 2-port VNA. The VNA offers the excellent dynamic range and also wide bandwidth. Unfortunately, the measurement includes a low-frequency ground loop that needs to be isolated. Watch the webinar: