Keynotes worth seeing at DesignCon 2020 : Page 4 of 4

Silicon photonics, fiber optic communications, design for chip-IP security and microsystems in NASA’s SOFIA project are just a few of the topics covered.

Keynotes are a great way to gain a high-level insight into important topics. But how does one learn quickly about a lot of more specific subjects? By attending “lightning talks.” It’s like speed dating but with conference papers. Come listen to a collection of 7 to 10-minute conference paper presentations covering a variety of topics and tracks on power coupling, optical transceivers, device-less sensing, power supply noise, power estimation, signal integrity optimization and more.

There is still more to learn at Designcon2020. Here’s but the merest sampling of the technical topics that caught my attention:

Panel – Untangling Standards: The Challenges Inside the Box

Panel – EDA Roadmap for Machine Learning and AI Standardization

Panel – The Cat’s Out of the Box: Quantum Computing and Electronic Design

Panel – 800G & Beyond: Optical Transceiver Technology

Boot Camp – Relating SI and PI for High-Speed Digital Boards: FPGA DDR4 Case Study

Tutorials – Radiated Emissions: Debugging and Pre-Compliance Testing

Tutorial – Electronic/Photonic IC Design for 5G RF Applications

Tutorial – Introduction to the IEEE P370 Standard and It’s Applications for High-Speed Interconnect Characterization

John Blyler is a Design News senior editor, covering the electronics and advanced manufacturing spaces. With a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering, he has years of hardware-software-network systems experience as an editor and engineer within the advanced manufacturing, IoT and semiconductor industries. John has co-authored books related to system engineering and electronics for IEEE, Wiley, and Elsevier.


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