This white paper considers three factors that are significant to high-speed PCB design. They are: signal quality, timing, and crosstalk. Signal quality includes items like overshoot, ringback, and non-monotonicities that can damage a receiver or introduce data errors. Timing includes effects of terminations, receiver loading, and trace impedances and lengths, which must be analyzed at the PCB level to ensure compliance at the system level. Finally crosstalk is unwanted noise that, without due care, can be induced by one trace onto another, and can affect both signal quality and timing.
signal, crosstalk, PCB, design, high-performance