Accelerating System Designs

Accelerating System Designs Requiring High-Bandwidth Connectivity with Targeted Reference Designs

FPGAs that provide multi-gigabit serial transceivers toimplement high-speed serial protocols have become theplatform of choice for a large and growing number ofapplications today. The flexibility to accommodatedifferent protocols, line rates, and emerging standardshas made the multi-gigabit serial transceiver the perfectcompanion to the flexible reprogrammable logic inFPGAs. However, this flexibility comes at a cost.Designing systems that incorporate high-speed serialI/O is difficult enough. Designing systems that workwith multiple protocols and different line rates is evenmore challenging.