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|Designing Transitions using Time Domain Reflectometry|
|Keywords: TDR, testing, transitions|
|TDR analysis is a very useful tool when designing transitions as it can show impedance over distance so discontinuities are observed. This paper will describe the TDR function in vector network analyzers, show how to set up the measurement and how to interpret the results. The example of a board launch will be used to show the process of optimizing a launch using TDR.|
|Bill Rosas, Product Engineering Manager