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

Who should view this webcast:
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.