Design and Simulate SerDes Systems

Design and simulate SerDes systems using the SerDes Designer app

High-speed electronic systems suffer from signal degradation caused by various impairments such as impedance mismatch, attenuation, and crosstalk. Using the equalization and gain modulation blocks in the SerDes Toolbox™, you can compensate for the distortions introduced by the lossy channels.

Starting with the SerDes Designer app, you can design the top-level SerDes systems and perform statistical analysis. Use the building blocks and system objects to design, configure, simulate and analyze the SerDes system including the transmitter and the receiver.

Apps

SerDes DesignerDesign and analyze SerDes systems for export to Simulink, MATLAB and IBIS-AMI

Blocks

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DFECDRDecision feedback equalizer (DFE) with clock and data recovery (CDR)
CDRModels a clock data recovery circuit
FFEModels a feed-forward equalizer
CTLEModels continuous time linear equalizer (CTLE)
AGCAutomatically adjusts gain to maintain output waveform amplitude
VGAModels a variable gain amplifier
SaturatingAmplifierModels a saturation amplifier
PassThroughPropagates baseband signal without modification
Analog ChannelConstruct loss model from channel loss metric or impulse response
ConfigurationConfigure system wide settings in SerDes system model
Eye Diagram ScopeDisplay eye diagram of time-domain signal
StimulusSet pseudorandom binary sequence (PRBS) pattern and number of symbols to simulate in SerDes model

Objects

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serdes.DFECDRDecision feedback equalizer (DFE) with clock and data recovery (CDR)
serdes.CDRPerforms clock data recovery function
serdes.FFEModels a feed-forward equalizer
serdes.CTLEContinuous time linear equalizer (CTLE) or peaking filter
serdes.AGCAutomatically adjusts gain to maintain output waveform amplitude
serdes.VGAModels a variable gain amplifier
serdes.SaturatingAmplifierModels a saturating amplifier
serdes.PassThroughPropagates baseband signal without modification
serdes.ChannelLossCreate simple lossy transmission line model

Topics

Design SerDes System and Export IBIS-AMI Model

This example shows how to use the SerDes Designer app to create and analyze a SerDes system, and create the IBIS-AMI models for the transmitter and receiver from Simulink®.

Fundamentals of SerDes Systems

Basic components that build up a SerDes system.

Clock and Data Recovery in SerDes System

Explore the behavior, control and characteristics of a first order clock data recovery (CDR).