High Speed Communications Part 11 – SerDes DSP Interactions
Alphawave’s CTO, Tony Chan Carusone, continues his technical talks on high-speed communications discussing the dozens of parameters that need to be adjusted to realize the significant performance benefits that come from their co-optimization, in order to achieve modern wireline requirements. Analog front-end response, forward error correction, and transmitter equalization all need to be designed with the SerDes DSP in mind as a whole. There are three performance metrics for optimizing equalizers, and the logic behind them and the problems with relying on assumptions and convention to meet these metrics are reviewed.
About the speaker
Tony Chan Carusone is Chief Technology Officer at Alphawave Semi. Tony has been a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto since 2001. He has well over 100 publications, including 8 award-winning best papers, focused on integrated circuits for digital communication. Tony has served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society and on the Technical Program Committees of the world’s leading circuits conferences. He co-authored the classic textbooks “Analog Integrated Circuit Design” and “Microelectronic Circuits” and he is a Fellow of the IEEE. Tony has also been a consultant to the semiconductor industry for over 20 years, working with both startups and some of the largest technology companies in the world.
Tony holds a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.