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Ransom Stephens

Signal Integrity Specialist

Ransom Stephens, Ph.D. helps engineers advance to the highest data rates by teaching the concepts engineers need to design better systems, better SerDes (Serializer/Deserializer), and better ways to find problems and come up with solutions.

Ransom started in basic research at labs in the US and Europe specializing in digging weak signals out of strong backgrounds. He brought those skills to high speed electronics in 1999 and invented new techniques for signal and noise analysis.

Since 2005, when he started Ransom’s Notes, his seminars have helped thousands of engineers and scientists understand key nuances of their work.

The author of over four hundred articles in the electronics industry, science journals, and magazines on subjects ranging from the analysis of electrodynamics in high rate digital systems to fiber optics to quantum physics, Ransom was named the 2017 Jim Williams ACE Contributor of the Year for content that advances engineering and design.

He has given thousands of speeches across the US, Europe, and Asia and has developed a reputation for making complex topics accessible and funny.