Signal Integrity, Power Integrity, and EMI/EMC for Packaging – Aug 23rd

You are invited to the IEEE, CPMT, and Intertek tutorial on:“Fundamentals of Signal Integrity, Power Integrity and EMI/EMC for Microelectronic Packaging and System Design.” Date: August 23, 2012

Location: Lake Forest, CA

8:30 am – 8:50 am Registration and Networking
9:00 am – 5:00 pm (to include a one hour lunch break and one hour lab tour and demo)

This course will teach the fundamentals of IC package electrical performance metrics such as signal integrity, power integrity and electromagnetic compatibility and how to apply those concepts to an advanced IC package design. This often complex content will be delivered at a level that should be accessible to the “lay-engineer”.

Flyer:    IEEE_CPMT_OC_Chapter_Aug_23_2012_Sam_Karikalan_David_OReilly

Topics will Include:

  • The basic principles of interconnect electromagnetics, including RLC parasitics, transmission line behavior, and associated common design challenges such as signal reflections, crosstalk, simultaneous switching noise and power delivery network resonances.
  • The relationship between common signal integrity and power integrity design issues and system level electromagnetic compatibility.
  • Other component level causes for inter-system and intra-system EMC issues.
  • Areas of electrical performance concern in typical wafer level, flip chip and wire bonded packages on laminate / build-up substrates (generic electrical design guidelines will be provided).
  • System-level EMC, with various practical EMI mitigation techniques.

Lab Tour: The event will include a visit to Intertek’s state-of-the-art EMC/EMC compliance test labs for a demonstration of common EMI/EMC phenomena.

Presenter:  Sam Karikalan, Senior Principal Engineer, Broadcom Corporation  AND  David O’Reilly, Engineering TEam Leader, Intertek


Ticket Type                         Cost
IEEE Member                       $250.00
Non IEEE Member                $400.00
Student IEEE Member           $75.00
Student Non IEEE Member    $125.00

For more information, please contact Kimberly Hawkins at or Sam Karikalan at