ELEC 503

Integrated Circuits for High-Speed Data Links

High-speed Input/Output (I/O) data links are used to communicate between microprocessor, memory, hard drive, external plug-and-play devices, etc. With the exponential rise in the aggregate data demand over the last decade, design of high-speed links have become challenging. An I/O designer needs to have an understanding of the data channel, communication and signaling schemes, transmit, receive and clocking circuits, and overall link analysis and optimization. This demands a knowledge of analog circuits, digital circuits, mixed-signal circuits, microwave and electromagnetism, and data communications. The students will learn about all these techniques and will obtain the ability to implement, validate and assess such techniques in this course.

Instructor Sudip Shekhar

3 credits

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