EM Insights Series - High Speed SATA Connector Modeling with EMPro

Due to the faster data transfer rate required in today’s consumer electronics market, interconnect design, such as Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) to PCB interface, can no longer be ignored. Designers must include electromagnetic effects (coupling, crosstalk, etc.) of SATA connectors with board traces for accurate signal integrity analysis. In this episode, a SATA connector is analyzed with EMPro. Then the EMPro simulation file is exported as a design kit into ADS so that the connector data can be re-used for signal integrity analysis along with other circuit components in ADS.