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Innovations in EDA: Opto-Electronic Signal Integrity on Optical Fiber Chip-to-Chip Link

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Why this Webcast is important:
Physical limitations of copper chip-to-chip interconnects are driving demand for a new class of link based on opto-electronics and optical fibers.

The performance of electronic components within or around an optical communications system may have a significant impact on the performance of the system as a whole. In most optical communications systems simulations, systems-level models are used to represent the behavior of electrical components (e.g. drivers, coders, receivers, clock and data recovery), nonlinearity, gain and frequency-dependent functions. A better understanding of the interactions between the electronic and photonic parts of a link can be obtained if full electronic circuit models can be incorporated directly into the systems simulation. Having full electronic models in the optical simulation also saves the time required for abstracting the electronic model to a behavioral model at each design iteration.

In this joint Webcast, we will address these challenges using the co-simulation link between and Advanced Design System from Agilent EEsof EDA and from VPIphotonics. ADS is a powerful electronic circuit design environment that is perfect for modeling high-frequency analog and digital circuits within optical communications systems. Furthermore, it has extensive libraries of components and materials for high-frequency design. This interface calls the ADS simulator executable directly from VPItransmissionMaker or VPIcomponentMaker, so that the best technologies for photonic and electronic design work seamlessly together.

Who should view this Webcast:
Signal integrity engineers and high speed digital engineers of multigigabit links who are running into effects previously only seen in RF and microwave circuits.

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Free At Your PC View the recording of the April 7, 2011 live broadcast 

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Training & Event Materials

Seminar Materials from Opto-Electronic Signal Integrity on Optical Fiber Chip-to-Chip Links 
Presentations and white papers discussed in the April 2011 Innovations in EDA Webcast

Seminar Materials 2011-04-08