Synopsys is Paving the Way for Success with 112G SerDes and Beyond

Synopsys is Paving the Way for Success with 112G SerDes and Beyond
by Mike Gianfagna on 05-08-2024 at 10:00 am

Synopsys is Paving the Way for Success with 112G SerDes and Beyond

Data communication speeds continue to grow. New encoding schemes, such as PAM-4 are helping achieve faster throughput. Compared to the traditional NRZ scheme, PAM4 can send twice the signal by using four levels vs. the two used in NRZ. The diagram at the top of this post shows the how data density is increased. With progress comes… Read More


Navigating the 1.6Tbps Era: Electro-Optical Interconnects and 224G Links

Navigating the 1.6Tbps Era: Electro-Optical Interconnects and 224G Links
by Kalar Rajendiran on 02-22-2024 at 6:00 am

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In the relentless pursuit of ever-increasing data speeds, the 1.6 Terabits per second (Tbps) era looms on the horizon, promising unprecedented levels of connectivity and bandwidth within data centers. As data-intensive applications proliferate and the demand for real-time processing escalates, the need for robust and efficient… Read More


WEBINAR: Why Rigorous Testing is So Important for PCI Express 6.0

WEBINAR: Why Rigorous Testing is So Important for PCI Express 6.0
by Daniel Nenni on 09-25-2023 at 8:00 am

PCIe IO bandwidth doubles every 3 years

In the age of rapid technological innovation, hyperscale datacenters are evolving at a breakneck pace. With the continued advancements in CPUs, GPUs, accelerators, and switches, faster data transfers are now paramount. At the forefront of this advancement is PCI Express (PCIe®), which has become the de-facto standard of interconnect… Read More


Feeding the Growing Hunger for Bandwidth with High-Speed Ethernet

Feeding the Growing Hunger for Bandwidth with High-Speed Ethernet
by Madhumita Sanyal on 04-10-2023 at 6:00 am

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The increasing demands for massive amounts of data are driving high-performance computing (HPC) to advance the pace in the High-speed Ethernet world. This in turn, is increasing the levels of complexity when designing networking SoCs like switches, retimers, and pluggable modules. This growth is accelerating the need for … Read More


JESD204D: Expert insights into what we Expect and how to Prepare for the upcoming Standard

JESD204D: Expert insights into what we Expect and how to Prepare for the upcoming Standard
by Daniel Nenni on 03-14-2023 at 10:00 am

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Join our upcoming webinar on JESD204 and get insights into what we predict the upcoming JESD204D standard will contain, based on many years of  experience working with JESD204.

Our expert speaker, Piotr Koziuk, has over a decade of experience with JESD204 standards and is a member of the JEDEC Standardization Committee. He will… Read More


PCIe 6.0: Challenges of Achieving 64GT/s with PAM4 in Lossy, HVM Channels

PCIe 6.0: Challenges of Achieving 64GT/s with PAM4 in Lossy, HVM Channels
by Kalar Rajendiran on 02-14-2023 at 6:00 am

Multi Level Challenges

As the premier high-speed communications and system design conference, DesignCon 2023 offered deep insights from various experts on a number of technical topics. In the area of high-speed communications, PCIe has a played a crucial role over the years in supporting increasingly higher communications speed with every new revision.… Read More


WEBINAR: Unlock your Chips’ Full Data Transfer Potential with Interlaken

WEBINAR: Unlock your Chips’ Full Data Transfer Potential with Interlaken
by Daniel Nenni on 09-12-2022 at 6:00 am

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Way back in the early 2000s when XAUI was falling short on link flexibility a search for an alternative chip-to-chip data transfer interface with SPI like features lead Cisco Systems and Cortina System to put forward the proposal for the Interlaken standard. The new standard married the best of XAUI’s serialized data and SPI’s … Read More


Stop-For-Top IP Model to Replace One-Stop-Shop by 2025

Stop-For-Top IP Model to Replace One-Stop-Shop by 2025
by Eric Esteve on 06-17-2022 at 6:00 am

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…and support the creation of successful Chiplet business

The One-Stop-Shop model has allowed IP vendors of the 2000’s to create a successful IP business, mostly driven by consumer application, smartphone or Set-Top-Box. The industry has dramatically changed, and in 2020 is now driven by data-centric application (datacenter,… Read More


The Path to 200 Gbps Serial Links

The Path to 200 Gbps Serial Links
by Kalar Rajendiran on 09-23-2021 at 10:00 am

Industry is Quickly Scaling

Ethernet speed evolution has kept a nice pace over the years even without any competing communications standard. And there are no signs of that slowing down, thanks to innovative companies deploying creative design techniques to keep delivering high-performance SerDes IP solutions. SerDes plays an integral role in implementing… Read More


When Implementing 112G PAM4 Channels, Getting There is Half the Fun

When Implementing 112G PAM4 Channels, Getting There is Half the Fun
by Mike Gianfagna on 07-07-2021 at 10:00 am

When Implementing 112G PAM4 Channels Getting There is Half the Fun

The slogan in the title of this post originated with the cruise ship industry in the 1950s. The comment resonated then, and it continues to do so now. In a different context of course. Consider the substantial pressure for higher bandwidth channels. 5G has lit the fuse on a massive increase in wireless data volumes. IoT, autonomous… Read More