DS15BA101 & DS15EA101 Enable Long Reach Applications for Embedded Clock SER/DES (Rev. E)
Reduction in system size, increase in system performance and savings in system cost are valuable
benefits that SER/DES devices (Serializers and Deserializers) bring to many system designers. These
benefits are the reason why SER/DES are integral pieces of many of today’s high-speed systems.
One of the design constraints for these systems is the maximum transmission distance between a serializer and a
deserializer. While most SER/DES can support transmission over only several meters of cable, many
systems require the transmission distance between a serializer and a deserializer to be tens and even
hundreds of meters. This application report introduces the DS15BA101 and DS15EA101, a cable extender
chipset, which can enable long reach applications for SER/DES devices.
It also lists Texas Instruments
SER/DES that can benefit from the chipset, discusses distance limitations of the SER/DES and the
distance gains that can be realized with the aid of the chipset in applications utilizing both single-ended
and differential interconnects.