Description: This course covers practical aspects of high-speed system design, highlights system design and simulation challenges, and demonstrates common pitfalls and how to prevent them. In this course, students will learn how to design, do gigahertz speed PCB layout, simulate (spice and Hyperlynx), and apply good design practices to minimize both component and system noise and to ensure system design success. Additional coursework required beyond the undergraduate course requirements. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Knowledge of mixed analog/digital circuits, active filters and transmission line theories. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ELEC 543 if student has credit for ELEC 434.