May 21st, 2020

Why Do We Need SERDES?

An article introducing SerDes at a conceptual level, and tracking evolution of performance/speed and power over the decades was published in Electronic Design Magazine.

Today, links such as PCI Express, HDMI, and USB are ubiquitous. But it wasn’t that way 20 years ago. The last 20 years have seen an explosion in the number of serial-link applications. This article explains why serial links (and the SERDES that enable them) have become so popular. It describes some of the underlying technology that makes serial links ubiquitous, and why that wasn’t the case 20 years go.

Click to read entire article on the Electronic Design website.

Click to see high-resolution versions of the plots in the article.

Click to read Part 1 on ChipEstimate Feature Tech Talk

Click to read Part 2 on ChipEstimate Feature Tech Talk

About Silicon Creations

Silicon Creations is a self-funded, leading silicon IP developer with offices in the US and Poland, and sales representation worldwide. The company provides world-class silicon intellectual property (IP) for precision and general-purpose timing (PLLs), oscillators, low-power, high-performance SerDes and high-speed differential I/Os for diverse applications including smart phones, wearables, consumer devices, processors, network devices, automotive, IoT, and medical devices. Silicon Creations' IP is proven and/or in high-volume mass production in process technologies up to the most advanced available in the industry.

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