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Partial list of sponsored White papers, Application Notes, and Feature Articles by Ransom Stephens: Jitter analysis on Oscilloscopes and BERTs, White paper published and distributed by Anritsu Corp., 2014. Physical Layer Tests of 100 Gb/s Communications Systems, Application Note published and distributed by Tektronix Corp., 2012. Crosstalk problems are back, feature article for Test & Measurement World, July, 2012. Crossing the Digital-Analog Divide, a white paper for Agilent Technologies, 2012. Critical 100 Gigabit Ethernet Testing: Equalization, Dp-QPSK, and Crosstalk Compliance, a webinar and App Note for Picosecond Pulse Labs, 2012. Introduction to Precision Analysis of High Speed Serial Systems and Components, a webinar and Tech Note for Picosecond Pulse Labs, 2011. Signal Integrity Analysis at Extreme Data Rates - focusing on 100 Gb Ethernet to see where we're headed and what we need to anticipate, a White Paper written for Anritsu, 2010. (Winner of the 2010 DesignCon Best Paper Award) A new Technique for Stessed Receiver Tolerance Testing Using Crest Factor Emulation, with John Calvin, DesignCon 2010. Analysis of Random Noise and the Effect of Band-Limited Noise on Stressed-Eye Receiver Tolerance Tests - with Marcus Mueller, DesignCon 2009. Characterization of Gaussian Noise Sources - with Bob Muro, NoiseCom, DesignCon 2008. The Future of Multi-Clock Systems - with Roman Boroditsky and Juan Gomez of NEL, DesignCon2008; also available as a White Paper for NEL Frequency Controls, Inc., 2007. Using Clock Jitter Analysis to Reduce BER in Serial Data Applications - an Application Note written without a byline for Agilent Technologies, 2006. Anticipating, Characterizing, and Avoiding Problems with Crosstalk - presented at DesignCon in 2006. Equalization: The Correction and Analysis of Degraded Signals - a white paper written with a byline for Agilent Technologies. See also, Opening Closed Eyes: Analysis and Equalization of High Data Rate Signals on Buses and Backplanes - presented at DesignCon2006. The Rules of Jitter Analysis - published in the online trade magazine, AnalogZone for Agilent Technologies. Jitter Analysis: The dual-Dirac model, RJ/DJ, and Q-scale - a white paper for Agilent Technologies that is the paper most frequently referenced on dual-Dirac and Q-scale by standards groups and other authors. Jitterfest: Why Different Jitter Analyzers Give Different Results and Which is Right - published in the online trade magazine, AnalogZone. See also, Comparison of Different Jitter Analysis Techniques with a Precision Jitter Transmitter - white paper describing the results of the study led by Ransom for Agilent Technologies to determine the accuracy of different jitter analysis methods; and Jitter Analysis: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why - a web- seminar presented live that set and attendance record for Agilent Technologies with over 600 viewers when delivered live and a total of over 2000 viewers including the archived broadcast. Analyzing Jitter at High Data Rates - published in IEEE Optical Communications. Measurement of Total Jitter at Low Probability Levels Using the Optimized BERT Scan Method - with Marcus Mueller and Russ McHugh of Agilent Technologies - this paper presented a new technique invented by Ransom that reduced test time by a factor of ten with improved accuracy and won a DesignCon paper award. Precision Jitter Transmitter - an application note written with Jim Stimple of Agilent Technologies, documents the most accurate jitter transmitter every made - developed in a project conceived and led by Ransom. Back to Basics in Optical Technology - a day-long seminar created by Ransom and delivered coast-to-coast at the sites of Agilent Technologies’ customers. Knowledge Series sponsored by Tektronix Instruments: Answering Next-Gen Serial Challenges How Stressing a Receiver Removes Stress from a Designer The Case of the Closing Eye Acting on an Impulse: Equalization and Emphasis “Jitter 360” - sponsored by Tektronix, 2005-2006 (download the whole series here): The Meaning of Total Jitter What the Dual-Dirac Model is and What it is Not All About the Acronyms: RJ, DJ, DDJ, ISI, DCD, ... Jitter Analysis in Systems with Crosstalk Clock Recovery in Serial-Data Systems Reference Clock Jitter and Data Jitter
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Electronics Design News See the crosstalk in 100 GbE, All Aboard Article, 18-Apr-2014 Top 5 things I learned at DesignCon2014, DesignCon blog, 30-Jan-2014 Phase noise analyzers take over from scopes, How-to Article written with Michael Dunn, 10-Jan-2014 Battle on the chip!, DesignCon blog, 20-Dec-2013 Tech paper writing tips: A dark and stormy night, Around the Circuit article, 6-Nov-2013
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