The Clemson University Vehicular Electronics Laboratory

Digital Signal Integrity - ECE 493/693


AuE893 students measuring a truck on the chassis dynamometer

The course introduces the concepts required to design and measure high-speed digital circuits. Topics include: properties of high-speed logic, electronic packaging, power bus decoupling, circuit board layout, transmission lines, circuit parasitics, modeling techniques and effective measurement practices. Students utilize the resources available in the Clemson Vehicular Electronics Laboratory to build and measure actual high-speed circuits.


Signal Integrity - Simplified, by Eric Bogatin, Prentice Hall.

Course Objectives

  1. To recognize the parasitic properties of a circuit that affect the ability of a signal to propagate and estimate the importance of these parasitics in any given situation.
  2. To be able to design reliable digital circuits operating at several gigabits per second or higher.
  3. To be able to model high-speed digital signal propagation in cables, circuit boards and packages.
  4. To be able to make accurate measurements of the signals propagating in high-speed digital circuits.
  5. To be able to apply proper grounding, shielding and filtering techniques when appropriate to improve the electromagnetic compatibility (and/or reduce the cost) of electronic components.

More Information

If you have questions about this course, contact Prof. T. Hubing (hubing