Equalization Optimization of a JESD204B Serial Link Reference Design
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Employing equalization techniques is an effective way of compensating for channel loss in JESD204B high speed serial interfaces for data converters. This reference design features the ADC16DX370, a dual 16-bit, 370 MSPS analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that utilizes de-emphasis equalization to prepare the 7.4 Gbps serial data for transmission. Configuration allows a user to optimize the de-emphasis setting (DEM) and output voltage swing setting (VOD) of the output driver to inversely match the characteristics of the channel. Experiments demonstrate the reception of a clean data eye over 20” of FR-4 material at the full data rate.

  • Achieve a high performance JESD204B serial link using low cost PCB materials
  • Understand the limitations of lossy channels and equalization techniques to overcome the limitations
  • Use a formula-based approach to optimizing the equalization features of the ADC16DX370
  • This reference design is tested and includes an EVM, configuration software and User's Guide

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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
ADC16DX370  Dual-Channel, 16-Bit, 370-MSPS Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)  Analog-to-digital converters (ADCs)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
LM97937  Dual-Channel 370MSPS Receiver and Feedback IC  Wideband transceivers, receivers, transmitters  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
LMH6521  High Performance Dual DVGA  RF amplifiers  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
LMK04828  Ultra low-noise JESD204B compliant clock jitter cleaner with integrated 2370 to 2630-MHz VCO0.  Clocks & timing  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
LP3878-ADJ  800-mA, 16-V, adjustable low-dropout voltage regulator with enable  Power management  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
SN74AVC4T774  4-bit dual-supply bus transceiver with configurable voltage-level shifting and 3-state outputs  Voltage level translators  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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User guide (1)
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PDF 1256 23 Oct 2014
Design files (9)
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ZIP 706 03 Nov 2014
ZIP 182 03 Nov 2014
ZIP 1430 03 Nov 2014
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PDF 1014 03 Nov 2014
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PDF 82 03 Nov 2014
PDF 309 03 Nov 2014
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