Books by Steve Sandler

Steve Sandler is the founder of AEi Systems LLC and the president of Picotest USA. At Picotest he is responsible for signal injector product development, as well as the overall operation of the test equipment company.

Steve has over 30 years of experience in engineering and is a recognized author, educator and entrepreneur in the areas of power, RF and instrumentation. We are offering two of his latest books, which contain a lot of in-depth know how on the application of vector network analysis for the analysis of power supplies of any kind.

Power Integrity

Measuring, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Power-Related Parameters in Electronics Systems

Power Integrity provides engineers with expert insight on selecting and implementing appropriate test equipment to effectively measure increasingly higher speed electronics. The book contains field-tested information related to the interpretation of results, common measurement issues and resolutions, and application examples. You’ll learn how to select the appropriate equipment and use effective techniques to reduce production problems, improve performance, and provide a figure of merit for comparing different parts and manufacturers.

Measuring Power is not as simple today as it once was. Higher frequency devices, complex loads, challenging test setups, and 2nd order effects all serve to complicate your measurements. Let Picotest help you navigate the waters with tools and techniques designed to increase the fidelity and accuracy of your testing.

The "Measuring Power Application Notebook", contains over 30 technical articles on power supply test and measurement.

The papers cover a wide range of measurements and test techniques including: Impedance, Stability, Step loading, PSRR, Reverse Transfer, Crosstalk, Noise, PDNs, Wireless Power, Clock Power Optimization, Non-invasive Phase Margin, and Part Parasitics (Resistors, Capacitors, Transformers, MOSFETs).

In a reprint of Steve Sandler's classic technical book, PWM models and power supply simulation solutions are described in depth - with special attention paid to practical magnetic components.
All common topologies are discussed, including linear, buck and flyback converters.
Practical guidance is given for EMI/RFI filtering and magnetics design and analysis.
Most of the book's code (available to book purchasers) will run, unaltered, on all of popular SPICE versions, including PSpice, LTSpice and Tina.
Sometimes maligned, SPICE can provide very accurate results that correlate with real circuit operation if accurate models are used.

As an internationally recognized power supply expert and zealot for improved power integrity, Steve Sandler's classic Switched-Mode Power Supply Simulation is a valuable resource for any Engineer's bookshelf.

The need for Power Distribution Network (PDN) simulation is essential due to its impact on power rail compliance, signal integrity, and electro-magnetic interference (EMI). Evolutionary increases in data rates and edge speeds, coincident with decreasing power rail voltages put ever more pressure on power integrity and system engineers to maintain optimum system performance.
Power integrity assurance requires end-to-end simulation including analog and power electronics, as well as, power-aware signal integrity simulation. This also includes details, such as control loop assessment, capacitor and inductor modeling, and DC IR drop including remote sense lines and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) effects.
Keysight Technologies' Pathwave Advanced Design System (ADS), the world's leading Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software package, addresses analog, RF, microwave, high speed digital and power electronics applications, including PCB effects, in a single simulation environment.
Pathwave ADS provides this much needed end-to-end capability including large signal, non-linear Harmonic Balance (HB) simulation. The ADS Harmonic Balance simulator provides ultra-fast time domain and spectral content of switching power supply waveforms and power rail noise without the long simulation times or convergence issues typically associated with transient simulation.

In “Power Integrity Using ADS”, award-winning, internationally recognized power integrity guru, and Keysight Certified EDA expert, Steven M. Sandler and Anto K. Davis, share their simulation experience and workspaces to provide a quick and easy guide to best Power Integrity design practices and simulation techniques.

To purchase books of Steve Sandler, please contact Picotest or purchase them from your preferred book store.