EE273 -- Digital Systems Engineering

4Gb/s Eye Diagram Through 1m Backplane Channel, Using Transmitter Pre-Emphasis

Fundamental electrical issues in the design of high-performance digital systems, including signaling, timing, synchronization, noise, and power distribution. High-speed signaling methods; noise in digital systems, its affect on signaling, and methods for noise reduction; timing conventions; timing noise (skew and jitter), its affect on systems, and methods for mitigating timing noise; synchronization issues and sychronizer design; clock and power distribution problems and techniques; impact of electrical issues on system architecture and design. Prerequisites: 113, 121, or equivalents.