JESD204 technology

Take advantage of an encoded SerDes for optimal synchronization, clock recovery and DC balance with our JESD-compliant products and designs

What is JESD204?

JESD204 technology is a standardized serial interface between data converters (ADCs and DACs) and logic devices (FPGAs or ASICs) which uses encoding for SerDes synchronization, clock recovery and DC balance. Our JESD-compliant products and designs help you significantly improve the performance of high-density systems across a variety of JESD204B and JESD204C application areas.

Learning the differences of JESD204B and JESD204C

This white paper explains the differences between JESD204B and JESD204C standards and the impact those changes have on engineers working on high-speed data converter board designs.

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Why choose TI for your JESD204 system?


Achieve lower system cost

Access free of charge, our JESD204 rapid design IP for use with our high-speed data converters including support from our JESD204 experts.


Flexible and easy to use

Start using fewer FPGA resources, with pre-configurable and optimizable firmware specifically for your FPGA platform, data converter and JESD204 mode.


Accelerate design time

Reduce your design cycle time with support from our knowledgable engineers, to help you to configure the IP for your exact mode.

Our free firmware expedites development time

JESD204 Rapid Design IP for FPGAs connected to TI high-speed data converters

The JESD204 rapid design IP has been designed to enable FPGA engineers to achieve an accelerated path to a working JESD204 system. The IP has been architected in a way that downstream digital processing and other application logic are isolated from most of the performance- and timing-critical (...)

Design and development resources for JESD204

Support software
High-speed data converter pro software

This high-speed data converter pro GUI is a PC (Windows® XP/7/10 compatible) program designed to aid in evaluation of most TI high-speed data converter [analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and digital-to-analog converter (DAC)] and analog front-end (AFE) platforms. Designed to support the entire (...)

Reference design
Scalable 20.8 GSPS reference design for 12 bit digitizers
This reference design describes a 20.8 GSPS sampling system using RF sampling analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) in time interleaved configuration. Time interleaving method is a proven and traditional way of increasing sample rate, however, matching individual ADCs offset, gain and sampling time (...)
Reference design
Multi-channel JESD204B 15-GHz clocking reference design for DSO, radar and 5G wireless testers
High speed multi-channel applications require precise clocking solutions capable of managing channel-to-channel skew in order to achieve optimal system SNR, SFDR, and ENOB. This reference design is capable of supporting two high speed channels on separate boards by utilizing TI’s LMX2594 (...)
Reference design
Multichannel RF transceiver reference design for radar and electronic warfare applications
This reference design, an 8-channel analog front end (AFE), is demonstrated using two AFE7444 4-channel RF transceivers and a LMK04828-LMX2594 based clocking subsystem which can enable designs to scale to 16 or more channels. Each AFE channel consists of a 14-bit, 9-GSPS DAC and a 3-GSPS ADC that (...)

Technical resources

Application note
Application note
Adaptive Drive Angle Adjust
This application report provides the foundation needed to select the circuit board material and optimize device settings for a JESD204B data link.
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White paper
White paper
Ready to make the jump to JESD204B? White Paper (Rev. B)
This paper examines the system implications around the JESD204B interface.
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Application note
Application note
System Design Considerations when Upgrading from JESD204B to JESD204C (Rev. A)
The purpose of this paper is to highlight the major differences between the JESD204B and JESD204C revisions of Serial Interface Standard for Data Converters.
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Support and training for JESD204

Visit our E2E™ design support forum

Our E2E™ design support forums are an engineer’s go-to source for help throughout every step of the design process. Connect with our engineers or browse through JESD204 related posts to help you quickly solve your design challenges.

JESD204B video series

Watch our JESD204B video series which explores the basic concepts related to the JESD204B SerDes standard in relation to high-speed data converter products.

Explore JESD204-compliant products by category

Clock jitter cleaners & synchronizers

Enable precise clock jitter performance with our portfolio of low-power network synchronizers and lowest jitter, JESD204B-compliant jitter cleaners.

High-speed JESD204 interface ADCs

Discover our high-speed analog-to-digital converter (ADC) products that use the JEDEC SERDES standard JESD204 to output high speed data.

High-speed JESD204 interface DACs

Explore our high-speed digital-to-analog converter (DAC) products that use the JEDEC SERDES standard JESD204 to input high speed data.

RF PLLs & synthesizers

Achieve ultra-low phase noise for high-performance test instrumentation, satellites, radar and 5G wireless systems.

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