The goal of this paper is to provide the reader with a brief overview of the basic building blocks within a high-speed serial transceiver, to provide an outline of the major interconnect standards utilizing the high-speed serial I/O circuitry and to give the basics behind the design techniques required to successfully design and implement a typical multi-GHz serial I/O device. Several major design obstacles will be presented followed by a discussion of the potential design techniques that may be used to overcome such implementation issues. The paper will cover two main design approaches: low swing differential signaling and multilevel signaling.

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Keywords High-Speed Data, Hypertransport, Infiniband, Rapid I/O, Serial I/O
Conference Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering; Technology Driving Innovation, 2004
Citation
Zarkeshvari, F. (Farhad), Noel, P. (Peter), Uhanov, S. (Sergei), & Kwasniewski, T. (2004). An overview of high-speed serial I/O trends, techniques and standards. Presented at the Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering; Technology Driving Innovation, 2004.