A recent story posted in Electronic Design provides a good summary of issues related to multi-gigabit serial interfaces. It covers key issues in laying out a differential transmission line, common causes of impairments, expected attenuations and common ways to correct signal degradation (equalization methods).
The piece also covers Green Box testing as a way to perform channel optimization. Green Box testing allows you to vary the equalization in a structured manner to determine the most effective type and/or level of equalization.
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