Circuit boards are becoming more congested. At the same time, designers need to pass more data at higher bandwidths from chip-to-chip and board-to-board.

The solution is to use high-speed serial interconnect which features high-speed serial transceiver (XCVR) functions embedded in devices like ASICs and FPGAs.

In this Fundamentals Course you will learn:

  • What are high-speed serial transceivers (XCVRs)?
  • Why are they useful?
  • Why FPGA implementations?
  • XCVR Functionality
  • Different protocols
  • Designing with XCVRs
  • How to choose the right FPGA/XCVR combo