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


How SerDes Became Key IP for Semiconductor Systems

How SerDes Became Key IP for Semiconductor Systems
by Eric Esteve on 02-14-2021 at 10:00 am

Ethernet bandwidth

We have seen that the interface IP category is seeing incredibly high growth rate over the last two decades and we expect this category to generate an ongoing high source of IP revenues for at least another decade. But if we dig into the various successful protocols like PCI Express, Ethernet or USB, we can detect a common function … Read More


Alphawave IP is Enabling 224Gbps Serial Links with DSP

Alphawave IP is Enabling 224Gbps Serial Links with DSP
by Mike Gianfagna on 12-14-2020 at 10:00 am

Alphawave IP is Enabling 224Gbps Serial Links with DSP

Alphawave IP is a new member of the SemiWiki community. You can learn about the company and their CEO, Tony Pialis in this interview by Dan Nenni. Design & Reuse did a virtual IP-SOC Conference recently and Tony presented. The D&R event had a very strong lineup of presenters. They supplemented the prepared video presentations… Read More


112G/56G SerDes – Select the Right PAM4 SerDes for Your Application

112G/56G SerDes – Select the Right PAM4 SerDes for Your Application
by Mike Gianfagna on 09-24-2020 at 10:00 am

112G56G SerDes Select the right PAM4 SerDes for your application

This is another installment covering TSMC’s very popular Open Innovation Platform event (OIP), held on August 25. This event presents a diverse and high-impact series of presentations describing how TSMC’s vast ecosystem collaborates with each other and with TSMC. Not all SerDes are the same. The presentation covered here,… Read More


#56thDAC SerDes, Analog and RISC-V sessions

#56thDAC SerDes, Analog and RISC-V sessions
by Eric Esteve on 06-14-2019 at 5:00 am

The good news is that the next five DAC events will take place in Moscone Center in San Francisco! If going to Las Vegas from the Bay area is an easy trip, coming from Europe to Las Vegas makes it a 24+hours journey… One obvious consequence was the poor attendance to the exhibition floor. But let’s be positive and notice that the number… Read More


DAC 2019 Will Be Even More IP Friendly!

DAC 2019 Will Be Even More IP Friendly!
by Eric Esteve on 01-21-2019 at 12:00 pm

DAC 2019 will take place in Las Vegas (June 2-6) this year before moving back to San Francisco in 2020 and for the next 5 years. Considering the various rumors about merging the conference, or even the end of DAC, this is a very good news! Not only for Design Automation, but, as we will see, for the IP industry.

In fact, if we look at the exhibitor… Read More


56G and 112G SerDes Where the rubber meets the road

56G and 112G SerDes Where the rubber meets the road
by Tom Simon on 12-11-2018 at 12:00 pm

No matter how high the processing capability of a chip, its overall performance is limited by IO speed. This is very similar to a car with low performance tires, a powerful engine will not be able to transfer its energy to the ground effectively. There is quite literally a race going on between core processing and IO speeds for transferring… Read More