Tripp Worrell joined MathWorks after spending 3 years at SiSoft managing the development of their award-winning EDA software and 7 years at Cisco Systems as a Signal Integrity Engineer. His current role as Development Manager overseeing SerDes ToolboxTM, and Mixed-Signal BlocksetTM as well as the SiSoft portfolio leverages both his hardware and software experience to support the needs of MathWorks leading edge clients. Tripp received his BS in both Computer and Electrical Engineering and his MS in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University.
In the future, the complexity of circuit implementation will increase dramatically and modeling of high-speed SerDes systems will continue to be a huge challenge. Modeling equalization circuit characteristics has become extremely important to ensure the success of the final platform implementation and provide a strong signal integrity design guide. This paper reviews the common challenges of converting an existing detailed architectural model to an IBIS-AMI model and some of the ways to address these challenges. It also includes an illustration of the workflow to model Intel’s 56G PAM4 SerDes.