High-speed serial signaling has become a mainstay technology in a wide range of video, computing, telecommunications, data communications, satellite, military, and aerospace applications. Whether developers are using industry standards or proprietary
implementations, serial signals operating at ultra-high-speed data rates up to 20 Gbps and even as high as 50 Gbps provide the most cost-effective approach for achieving the ever increasing data rates these applications demand.

Serialization technology enables developers to take high-speed signaling to the next level through multistage architectures which provide the means for stepping up signals. While maintaining signal integrity requires careful consideration and design, developers who understand the key issues behind achieving multi-Gbps signals through serialization give their systems an outstanding competitive edge.