By Topic

A 10-Gb/s Compact Low-Power Serial I/O With DFE-IIR Equalization in 65-nm CMOS

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)
Byungsub Kim ; Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Massachusetts Inst. of Technol., Cambridge, MA, USA ; Yong Liu ; Timothy O. Dickson ; John F. Bulzacchelli
more authors

A compact and power-efficient serial I/O targeting dense silicon carrier interconnects is reported. Based on expected channel characteristics, the proposed I/O features low-impedance transmitter termination, high-impedance receiver termination, and a receiver with modified DFE with IIR filter feedback (DFE-IIR). The DFE-IIR receiver uses a single additional IIR filter feedback tap to compensate many post cursors without paying the power and area penalty that would be incurred with a conventional high tap-count DFE. Equalization capabilities of the compact I/O at 10 Gb/s are demonstrated over various channels including conventional chip-to-chip and backplane links with half-baud losses of up to 27 dB. Finally, a transmitter-receiver pair operating over a 40-mm on-chip emulated silicon carrier channel was demonstrated to 8.9 Gb/s, at a link power efficiency of 1.9 mW/Gb/s.

Published in:

IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits  (Volume:44 ,  Issue: 12 )