Christopher Abel

Christopher J. Abel is a Director of Engineering at Broadcom Ltd, responsible for analog and mixed-signal design for SerDes IP in the Data Controller Division. He has focused on analog and mixed-signal IC design for more than 20 years, and on SerDes design for the last 15 years. He holds more than 20 US patents in the areas of analog design, data converters, and SerDes. Chris received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, in 1995.

ARTICLES

Outer Loop Equalization for PCIe Cross-Lane Transceiver Optimization

PCIe Gen4 Standards Margin-Assisted Outer-Layer Equalization for Cross-Lane Optimization in a 16GT/s PCIe Link

PCIe Gen4 enables new wave of innovation to guide inner-loop SerDes optimization assisted by outer-loop system optimization. This paper introduces an outer-layer equalization scheme for managing SerDes inner-layer equalization to optimize overall system-level aggregate performance.


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