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|Using the Speedstack Coupon Generator (Speedstack Coupon Generator has been replaced by CGen)|
|AP514||Introducing the Speedstack
The Speedstack Coupon Generator product will quickly and easily generate controlled impedance test coupons from existing Speedstack projects. Download this Introduction to the Coupon Generator (PDF).
|Using the Si6000 (Si6000 has been replaced by Si8000 and Si9000)|
Upgrading your Si6000 PC's operating system
If you are planning to upgrade to a more recent operating system on a PC with the Polar Si6000 installed, you can avoid subsequent problems with your Si6000 by following this procedure.
|AP162||Reverse Voltage Crosstalk — deriving and using exact and approximate equations|
Modifying Si6000b v2.xx custom worksheets to run with Si6000 v3
|AP160||Avoiding arithmetic errors when calculating impedance with the Si6000|
|AP161||Avoiding arithmetic errors when calculating impedance on differential structures with the Si6000|
|AP152||List of Models for the Si6000 (720k).|
|AP151||Copper thickness, edge coupled lines and characteristic impedance|
|AP142||Modelling other structures with Si6000b (pdf 433k)|
steps to using the Excel interface on the Si6000, in PowerPoint format.
From introductory to advanced level for you to freely distribute for training
purposes within your company:
(Right click the link and choose Save Target As...)
AP136b.ppt Graphing Zo vs Er with Excel
AP136c.ppt Making your own spreadsheets
|AP134||Here's an example of a spreadsheet you could develop with the Si6000b (Requires MS Excel) NEW|
|AP133||How to use the Si6000 — Quickstart guide|
|Si6000 sample workbooks.|
Modelling reverse voltage crosstalk with the Si6000
The models for reverse voltage crosstalk require values for Zo, Zeven and Zodd (see AP162 Reverse Voltage Crosstalk — exact and approximate equations). These workbooks demonstrate how the the Si6000-derived values for Zo, Zeven (Zoe) and Zodd (Zoo) can be used to graph the change in reverse voltage crosstalk against trace separation for two differential structures, Edge-coupled Surface Microstrip and Edge-coupled Offset Stripline.
the zip files below and extract into your installation directory containing
|SP100||Reverse Voltage Crosstalk - Edge-coupled Surface Microstrip|
|SP101||Reverse Voltage Crosstalk - Edge-coupled Offset Stripline|
|Using the RITS520a|
|AP163||RITS520a installation requirements
This application note details the installation requirements for the Polar Instruments RITS520a Robotic Impedance Test System
Notes On RITS520a / Rits500s Test Fixtures.
This application note discusses RITS500s/520a fixture construction and includes detailed RITS500s/520a top plate mechanical drawings. The note describes board mounting and clearance and considers the advantages and disadvantages of various methods of indexing.
|Using the PLG100 Line Gauge|
|AP305||Data logging with the
PLG100 Line Gauge
The PLG100 is able both to make and record single measurements for line widths and to take averages over a series of measurements. For example, the PLG100 can be used to record a series of measurements over the length of a line and return a single averaged value for the line width. This application note describes measurement recording for single and averaged measurements.