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A. Ege Engin, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
San Diego State University (E-403H)
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1309

TEL: 619.594.2726
FAX: 619.594.2654
E-mail: aengin@mail.sdsu.edu

RF Dielectric Characterization Software: KappaExtractor is an application that has been developed to assist in the extraction of the complex permittivity of a dielectric. KappaExtractor can extract the dielectric constant, loss tangent, surface roughness, and cavity height. This is accomplished using the measurements taken from a square dielectric-filled cavity resonator. The cavity can be constructed on a board with a via fence. A least squares curve fitting algorithm finds the parameters that best fit the measurement. In addition, the tool can compute Debye model coefficients for frequency dependent permittivity for use in full-wave solvers.

Prospective Students: Position available for a PhD student interested to do research in the field of signal integrity and IC package electrical design and characterization. The Ph.D. degree is awarded jointly by San Diego State University and University of California San Diego as part of a joint doctoral program.

New Course EE674 Signal and Power Integrity: Interconnect and power distribution network design in very-large scale integration systems packaging. High-speed transmission lines and crosstalk, macromodeling of interconnects. Switching noise, decoupling, numerical methodologies in power integrity design.