Overcome High Speed Digital Design Challenges: Part 2 - Modeling Optical Fiber Communication with Channel Simulation
In the multigigabit per second regime, rack-to-rack copper cables distort picosecond rising and falling edges after only a few meters of propagation. To achieve a building and campus run lengths of 300 meters at these data rates, it is necessary to use optical fiber communication modules. We have developed a pre-standard extension to the IBIS AMI flow that enables component vendors to build models of their opto links, for use by their customers who are designing the models into systems. The models run in ADS Channel Simulator. This flow enables end-to-end optimization and eliminates costly, time consuming, and non-deterministic rework. This approach can also be used to model mid-channel electrical repeaters such a redrivers and retimers.
Who should view this webcast:
Signal integrity engineers and high speed digital engineers of multigigabit links who are running into effects previously only seen in RF and microwave circuits.
Graham Riley, Application Engineer, Agilent Technologies
Graham Riley received his B.S. in Communication Engineering from Plymouth University and a M.S. in Microwaves and Modern Optics from University College London. He is an Application Engineer for Agilent Technologies' EEsof EDA organization, with more than 20 years of experience in the use and application of analog, RF and microwave EDA software.