Right the First Time, A Practical Handbook on High Speed PCB and System Design".
"When you hire a consultant you should look for four qualities: A deep well of technical knowledge necessary for the task at hand; extensive experience to help you avoid the mistakes others have made; a big rolodex of industry contacts to answer the unanswerable questions and a personality that allows him to contribute as a welcomed member of your team. Lee has all four of these qualities.
One of the best things I like about Lee is that he doesn't ask you to just 'trust him' as other consultants do. He verifies theories and design strategies by building actual test circuits or boards to verify results. You can have confidence that his information is based on both solid theory and testing.
Lee's book is based on years of running his own business building boards for major companies; conducting hundreds of test board experiments and the broad experience of consulting for dozens of companies and working with their most experienced engineers.
If you could go back in time and ask a talented engineer to spend their life writing a book on high speed PCB design to be used for design work, what instructions would you give them? You would ask him/her to collect all the design knowledge and experience that they could. First, you would have them run their own business building PC boards for the major industry players and learn everything about engineering the highest-technology PC boards. Next, you have her/him work for the cutting-edge companies as their signal integrity consultant and have them pick up on all of the latest knowledge from working with the industry's best and brightest. You would have him/hernot accept anything without building and testing all the theories along theway and then record all the knowledge, formulas and results in a book. This is Lee's book. The time machine I used I have stashed away."
Chuck Corley, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Mahi Networks, Petaluma, California.
"I have had Lee as teaching capacity and great inspiration in Layout techniques and practicalities at Lees own world tour course in Signal Integrity and High Speed System Design October 2008 in Copenhagen ... right Lee, get it right the first time..;-)" Vile E B Werneby,
I took his "Right the First Time" signal integrity course some time back and it has been the most valuable training I've ever received. I was impressed with the way that he doesn't leave anything uncertain. Everything he teaches has been analyzed in theory, simulated in software as well as verified by testing in hardware. There is a lot of "hocus pocus" and "rules of thumb" being thrown around in the design world. Lee Ritchey's classes cut through all that and provides you with the analysis approaches that will get the job done correctly... the first time.
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