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112 Gbps PAM4 Silicon and Connector Evaluation Platform

The continued progression to higher data rates puts increasing demands on the design of practical SerDes channels. At 112G-PAM4, the UI is only 17.86 ps, and signal transmission in the PCB must be highly optimized for loss, reflections, crosstalk, and power integrity. This article summarizes the key elements of a study that describes the signal-integrity and power-integrity design process and shows simulated SI and PI performance correlated to measured data as well as measured eye diagrams of a test board that uses a 112G-capable silicon and high-speed compression-mount cable connectors. 


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Multifunction instrument released by Liquid Instruments

Fans of a single, multifunction instrument that replaces a dozen benchtop instruments will be excited with the release from Liquid Instruments. Here’s a closer look at this multi-function instrument that combines the features of a bench top full of instruments, like a scope, a DMM, a function generator, a frequency response analyzer, a spectrum analyzer, and even an impedance analyzer, all into one USB controlled instrument. 


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Silicon Photonics: Vital Technology for Next-Gen Data Centers and Beyond

In lieu of the given applications and industry efforts, many enterprises and industries are now viewing silicon photonics as an inevitable component for computers and monitoring devices. As the technology is touted to mature in the coming years, chances are that supercomputers would likely reach the exascale speed around human brain’s processing power at the neural level.


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