Istvan Novak is a Principal Signal and Power Integrity Engineer at Samtec, working on advanced signal and power integrity designs. Prior to 2018 he was a Distinguished Engineer at SUN Microsystems, later Oracle. He worked on new technology development, advanced power distribution, and signal integrity design and validation methodologies for SUN's successful workgroup server families. He introduced the industry's first 25 m power-ground laminates for large rigid computer boards, and worked with component vendors to create a series of low inductance and controlled-ESR bypass capacitors. He also served as SUN's representative on the Copper Cable and Connector Workgroup of InfiniBand, and was engaged in the methodologies, designs and characterization of power-distribution networks from silicon to DC-DC converters. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE with twenty-nine patents to his name, author of two books on power integrity, teaches signal and power integrity courses, and maintains a popular SI/PI website. Istvan was named Engineer of the Year at DesignCon 2020.
- A Case Study in the Development of a 112Gbps-PAM4 Silicon & Connector Test Platform
- Tuesday, August 17 • 11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
- Impact of Power Plane Termination on System Noise
- Wednesday, August 18 • 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM