Center for Signal Integrity
Our region is known as the "Connector Capital of the World," with more than 25 electrical connector companies in the Harrisburg metropolitan area.
Signal integrity is the engineering field that analyzes high-speed electrical interconnects with the overall goal of improving the design, reliability, and performance of digital systems. These include hardware channels such as PCB trace geometries, PCB materials, routing considerations, etc., and signal conditioning technologies applied to transmitter and receiver chips, as well as encoding techniques and system architecture considerations (orthogonal midplane vs. backplane).
Our goals are to support signal integrity research and product development for local and national companies and advance the research collaboration between Penn State Harrisburg and industry.