14027 - Fundamentals of Signal and Power Integrity Modulübersicht

Module Number: 14027 - Phase-out Module
Module Title:Fundamentals of Signal and Power Integrity
  Grundlagen der Signal- und Powerintegrität
Department: Faculty 1 - Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. habil. Ndip, Ivan
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every summer semester
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:After successfully completing the module, students are acquainted with root causes of signal and power integrity (SIPI) issues in electronic systems as well as with basic electromagnetic field and circuit concepts for analysis of SIPI, especially in high frequency/high-speed systems. They not only know how to acquire scientific knowledge but are also able to place physical phenomena into a more general context while exploring links between the different topics. In addition, students possess personal skills such as the capability for teamwork, precise reasoning, perseverance and openmindedness.
  • Introduction to signal integrity (SI) and power integrity (PI)
  • Signal distribution networks (SDNs) and power distribution networks (PDNs) in electronic systems
  • Role of electronic packaging and heterogeneous integration technologies on signal and power integrity (SIPI)
  • Basic electromagnetic field and circuit theories for SIPI
  • PI: Analysis of impedance, inductance and capacitance of PDNs
  • PI: Design methodology of PDNs – An overview
  • SI: Analysis of single-ended and differential signal paths of SDNs
  • SI: Design methodology of SDNs – An overview
  • EMC & SIPI: Co-design and analysis for SIPI and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) – An overview
Recommended Prerequisites:Knowledge of topics of physics and electrical engineering at a level corresponding to the first four semesters of a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or corresponding to the level of a Bachelor’s degree in physics.
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Lecture / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Exercise / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 120 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:
  • Paul G. Huray: The Foundations of Signal Integrity, Wiley, 2009
  • Stephen H. Hall, Howard L. Heck: Advanced Signal Integrity for High-Speed Digital Designs, Wiley 2009
  • Madhavan Swaminathan, Ege Engin: Power Integrity Modeling and Design for Semiconductors and Systems, Prentice Hall, 2007
  • Larry D. Smith, Eric Bogatin: Principles of Power Integrity for PDN Design-Simplified: Robust and Cost Effective Design for High Speed Digital Products, Prentice Hall, 2017
  • Lecture notes
Module Examination:Final Module Examination (MAP)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:
  • Oral exam, 30-45 min. OR
  • Written exam, 90 min.
In the first lecture it will be announced whether the examination is to be conducted in written or oral form.
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Master (research-oriented) / Elektrotechnik / PO 2019
  • Master (research-oriented) / Elektrotechnik / PO 2023
  • Study programme Micro- and Nanoelectronics M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Circuit Design“
Module Components:
  • Lecture: Fundamentals of Signal and Power Integrity (SIPI)
  • Exercise to the lecture
  • Related examination
Components to be offered in the Current Semester:
  • no assignment
Follow-up Module/s: Phase-out module since: 13.06.2024