CICC 2004
Conference paper

10+ Gb/s 90nm CMOS serial link demo in CBGA package


We report a 10+ Gb/s serial link demo chip in 90-nm CMOS. It consists of a full-rate 4:1 MUX with 8-tap feed-forward equalizer, a half-rate 1:4 DEMUX with programmable peaking pre-amplifier, and a parallel port interface. The chip is housed in CBGA package and uses ESD devices on all pins. The measured maximum speed of stand-alone transmitter and receiver was 11.7 Gb/s and 13.3 Gb/s respectively, and maximum back-to-back operation speed (transmitter+receiver) was 11.4 Gb/s. © 2004 IEEE.