Simple Steps to increase Performance of Gigabit Backplane Systems
This paper will examine the pin assignment of differential pairs in a connector to avoid crosstalk. It would be very helpful for those designs which have very few pairs high speed links (in GHz range) and using today's modern connector of high speed differential links could be a waste of money. It will be shown how the NFP removal specially ground pads in signal layers can improve the performance of design. Also it will be presented how connector stub effect and skew can be minimized.