Header menu link for other important links
X
A synthesizable serial link for point-to-point communication in SoC/NoC
, A. Harb
Published in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2017
Volume: 2017-December
   
Pages: 1 - 4
Abstract
This paper presents an only hardware description language (HDL)-based serial link (SerDes) design that has been synthesized on Altera DE2-70 FPGA board as a quick proof of concept for validation purpose. Though some blocks are adopted from their analog counterpart however the entire architecture has been implemented using the Verilog language, hence requires no analog or off-chip components and exhibit better power efficiency and jitter but lower data rate. Furthermore, being an HDL-based design makes it easy to implement as an IC and suitable for certain applications such as multicore and NoC architectures. Key circuit blocks include a built-in PRBS generator for testing purpose, a clock generation circuit, and a quarter-rate clock and data recovery (CDR) circuit. Including FPGA's peripherals, the proposed link achieves a power efficiency of 5.79 pW/b/s and a bit error rate (BER) lower than 10-12, and operates continuously over the range of 167.32 Mb/s to 193.6 Mb/s. © 2017 IEEE.
About the journal
JournalData powered by TypesetProceedings of the International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM
PublisherData powered by TypesetInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Open AccessNo
Concepts (3)
  •  related image
    Low-power serial link
  •  related image
    Serializer/deserializer (serdes)
  •  related image
    Quarter-rate clock and data recovery (cdr)