Eric Bogatin S-parameter seminar for High Speed Digital and Power Integrity engineers

March 2023 in Odense, Denmark

When and where?

The electronics industry renowned Professor Eric Bogatin is coming to Odense, Denmark on March 27th – 28th 2023 to host a seminar with us at the First Hotel Grand in Odense C!


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About Eric Bogatin

With his 40+ year of experience in the electronics industry, Professor Eric Bogatin is a Signal Integrity specialist, with a passion for sharing his knowledge. Both with his students at the University of Boulder, Colorado where he teaches PCB Courses and a Senior Design Capstone course – as well as fully fledged engineers. Eric has over 300 publications to his name, is the technical editor of the Signal Integrity Journal and a Teledyne LeCroy fellow. His passion for furthering and discovering new knowledge has led him to research activities related to signal integrity, circuit design and analysis + rapid prototyping of circuits.

All of which you have the opportunity to benefit from, when you sign up to the seminar!

S-Parameters 101: For High Speed Digital and Power Integrity engineers

This workshop is suitable for all engineers who touch S-parameters and deals with High Speed Digital Applications and Interconnects, as it applies to the Power distribution network. The math will be minimized to show the underlying principles and build engineering intuition. Most importantly, the patterns in the S-parameters will be related to the interconnect features.

S-parameters are the de facto standard in characterizing the high bandwidth properties of interconnects. While they are often considered a behavioral, “black box” model, there is a wealth of information available inside the model.

In this intensive 2-day workshop, we will open the lid to the black box of S-parameters from both measurements and simulations and learn how to read S-parameters like a book to data mine valuable information.

This will be a lecture-demonstration using free, open-source tools which will be given out to all attendees so they can perform the same analysis back in their labs. With the proliferation of poor-quality S-parameter models it is always important to perform consistency tests to reduce the chance of measurement or simulation artifacts.

The most important principle introduced is to look at ALL the S-parameters in both the frequency and time domain, as single ended and as mixed mode. Each of the terms tells a different chapter in the interconnect’s story. Each chapter is important. Tools will be provided to make this process straight forward.

After this workshop, you will never be intimidated by S-parameters again!

The free tools made available include:

  • QUCS: Quite Universal Circuit Simulator
  • HFSS student version
  • Teledyne LeCroy WavePulser S-parameter viewer for frequency and time domain
  • The AICC de-embedding tool

Live demonstrations will be performed with a network analyzer and TDR. Other tools demonstrated in this workshop include Ansys Electronic Desktop, Polar SI9000, Keysight ADS, and Siemen’s Mentor Graphics HyperLynx.

An S-parameter “clinic” will be held at the end of each day.

This is a chance for any attendee to bring their own S-parameter files for the class to analyze and interpret. Test boards or interconnects can be measured with the TDR and WavePulser Network Analyzer and the measurements reviewed with the class. All measurements can be saved to a thumb drive and taken back. Samples to measure must have either 3.5 mm or 2.92 mm connectors and no more than 4-ports. All S-parameters and measurements will be shared with the class, so do not bring anything proprietary.

Agenda - Monday the 27th of March 2023

  • 8:30 am registration and welcome
  • 9 am: what are S-parameters and why should you care
  • 10 am: how return loss gets its ripples
  • 11 am: insertion loss and uniform transmission lines
  • 12 noon: lunch provided
  • 1 pm: return loss in frequency and time domain as TDR
  • 2 pm: low impedance 2-port measurements
  • 3 pm: insertion loss, time delay and lossy lines
  • 4 pm : S-parameter clinic- analysis of attendee provided S-parameter files or custom measurements, extended Q&A

Agenda - Tuesday the 28th of March 2023

  • 8:30 am welcome and Q&A
  • 9 am: n-port and cross talk characterization
  • 10 am: mixed mode S-parameters
  • 11 am: reading S-parameters like a book
  • 12 noon: lunch provided
  • 1 pm: principles of de-embedding
  • 2 pm: system simulation using S-parameter models
  • 3 pm: S-parameter consistency check list
  • 4 pm : S-parameter clinic – analysis of attendee provided S-parameter files or custom measurements, extended Q&A

Location & Acommodation

Our seminar with Eric Bogatin will take place at the First Hotel Grand in the center of Odense, Denmark.

The venue is located a short 10 minute walk from the train station, and there are (paid) public parking very close to the hotel.

The address is: Jernbanegade 18, 5000 Odense C, Denmark

It’s also possible to book accommodation for the duration of our seminar. Either 1 night or 2 nights (if you arrive the evening/afternoon before and want to check in prior to the 1st day of the event). The accommodation includes breakfast, dinner and hotel room.

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Seminar fee: 1500 euro


2 nights (The 26th – 27th – 28th of March ’23): 400 euro

1 night (The 27th – 28th of March ’23): 200 euro


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!