High-speed digital design

The University of Oxford Technology Programme and Signal Consulting, Inc. are pleased to present a digital media collection of Dr Howard Johnson's High-Speed Digital Design course, filmed in high-definition quality by a professional documentary film crew before a live audience.

This course is being offered free of charge (usual cost over £1,000.00).

This complete digital media course comprises 12 hours of recorded material in total, along with student hand-outs and a course syllabus.

For those of you who want to use the material for educational and other purposes, we include a full set of instructor PowerPoint slides with animations.

High Speed Digital Design: A Handbook of Black Magic

by Dr Howard Johnson

This popular and practical two-day course covers the important and timely issues involving high-speed digital design and signal integrity. Developed specifically for engineers and designers who work with high-speed digital signals, this course will give you the power to instantly recognize and solve many of today's high-speed design problems.

Main Topics

  • Drivers
  • Ringing
  • Termination
  • Bus performance
  • Bypass capacitors
  • Crosstalk
  • Ground bounce (sso)
  • Split planes
  • Path of current
  • Power system noise


This digital media series also includes:

  • Advanced high-speed signal propagation

    This is an advanced-level course for experienced digital designers who want to press their designs to the upper limits of speed and distance.

  • High-speed noise and grounding (still to be released)

    This course focuses on mixed-signal applications involving high-speed digital electronics used in conjunction with sensitive analogue circuits, and it addresses the critical issues of noise and grounding.

Short Training Courses for Professional Engineers

  • Signal and Power Integrity
  • EMC
  • PCB Design
  • Power Distribution Design
  • ADCs and DACs