Ken Willis

Cadence Design Systems

ARTICLES

Signal Integrity Methodology for Double-Digit Multi-Gigabit Interfaces

This paper suggests methodologies for creating a “virtual prototype” of a serial link pre-design and how to create the associated interconnect and SerDes models that go with it. Topics include: using IBIS-AMI models & building your own; the latest interconnect extraction techniques; and using standards-based compliance kits to automate post-layout analysis and signoff for advanced interfaces like PCI Express Gen 4.


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