High Speed I/O - Transceiver

Multi-gigabit designs require more than a functioning FPGA. El Camino offers extensive support for planning, development, and testing of PCB layouts and circuits with fast transceivers, like those found today in Stratix 10 TX components.

PCB design

  • Impedance controlled design for fast signals
  • Layout of high pin count BGAs
  • Multilayer up to 30 layers

Simulation and measurements

  • Modeling and simulation of critical multi-gigabit signals
  • Impedance measurement of arbitrary signals on the PCB (rho measurement)
  • Coordination of quadripole parameters
  • Cross talk, slew rate  and propagation delay measurements
  • Targeted analysis and preparation of suggestions for improvement

Laboratory equipment:

  • Sampling scope (20 GHz)
  • Vector network analyzer
  • Pulse generator (20 GHz)
  • Spectrum analyzer