Vector Network Analyzers as a tool for Signal Integrity in High Speed Digital Systems

  • Webinar Date

    September 15, 2016

  • Webinar Time

    8am PT/ 11am ET

Webinar Overview

This webinar is intended to introduce Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) to engineers working on high speed digital designs that are using fast oscilloscopes and Bit Error Rate Testers (BERTS). These time domain based instruments can show you if you have issues with signal integrity or if your eye diagram is open or closed but they do not show you the reason for the problems. VNAs make measurements in the frequency domain and can be used to supplant and enhance the information that these native time domain instruments provide.

Who should attend:

Engineers and engineering managers working on digital systems interested in understanding measurements in the frequency domain.

In this webinar you will learn:


  1. How VNA’s make time domain transformations and the issues that can affect them.
  2. The importance of S-parameter quality metrics.
  3. What measurement frequency range you need for various bit rates and encoding.

Presenter Bio:
Joe Mallon has 35 years of experience working in the RF and Microwave industry on both the commercial wireless as well as the Space and Defence markets. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of positions including Engineering, Sales and Sales Management. Joe has held positions at Motorola, Agilent Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Anaren Microwave and Crane Electronics. In his current position at Anritsu he serves as a Business Development Manager for Anritsu’s VectorStar line of VNA’s.

Joe holds a BSEE degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.