Why Use Embedded Test for High-Speed Serial I/O
Serializer/deserializer (SerDes) transceivers are being implemented in ICs today to support standards such as PCI-Express, XAUI, SATA, HyperTransport, Fibre Channel, Rapid I/O, Infiniband, SONET, Ethernet, HDMI, and USB. Mainstream data rates for SerDes range from 2.5 Gbps (Gigabits per second) to over 10 Gbps. Performing manufacturing test and characterization on these transceivers typically require very expensive test equipment and a lot of time. Utilizing embedded test for SerDes enables any ATE or desktop test system to test and verify these transceivers. Tessent SerdesTest provides results in less than half a second.
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