Technical experts from Samtec, eSilicon and Wild River Technology recently co-presented a webinar around the topic of High-Performance Communications, Delivered.

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High-Performance Communications, Delivered

The webinar highlighted technical challenges system designers and engineers face on the way to 56 Gbps/112 Gbps PAM 4 data rates. What are some of those challenges? Here was the agenda:

  • The challenges of high-performance communications, introduction 
    • Dan Nenni, SemiWiki
  • Designing a test board to deliver performance — the Apollo mission model
    • Al Neves, Wild River Technology
  • Delivering the required connectivity
    • Matt Burns, Samtec
  • Putting it all together with eSilicon SerDes
    • Tim Horel, eSilicon

For those unable to attend the webinar live, here is a link to the High-Performance Communications, Delivered webinar recording.

Whitepaper: Meeting the Demands of PAM4 Systems at 56Gbps and Beyond

The webinar was a great introduction to the topic. Are other information sources available as well?

Yes. You can download a new white paper entitled Meeting the Demands of PAM4 Systems at 56Gbps and Beyond. Co-authored by Samtec, eSilicon and Wild River Technology, it details the collaboration and results the partners achieved.

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