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Crosstalk Articles

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Crosstalk, Parts 1 and 2  
  This two part column, from the August and September, 1997, issues, explain crosstalk, then show you how to make estimates of the magnitude of the crosstalk coupling between two traces. See also our Ultra_CT.exe, a Crosstalk Calculator.
Slots in Planes: Don't Use 'Em!  
  This article covers three important reasons why slots in planes should be avoided: (1) they can increase EMI, (2) cause a loss of control over impedance, and (3) increase crosstalk. See the details in this article that ran in the March, 1999, issue of the magazine.
Crosstalk, EMI, and Differential Z  
  Appearing in the June, 2001, issue, this article points out the the fundamental nature  of crosstalk, EMI, differential signal coupling and television transmission are all the same and caused by the same phenomenon.

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