The 16 Gbps Multi-protocol SerDes PHYs, including recently acquired Snowbush IP, are designed to maximize interface speed in the difficult system environments found in Big Data and cloud applications. It is a complete solution designed with a system-oriented approach to maximize flexibility and ease integration for our customers.
The Rambus 16 Gbps Multi-Protocol SerDes (MPS) PHYs are a high-performance serial link subsystem. Optimized for power and area in challenging, high-loss channels typical of copper backplanes and long runs of cable, our 16G MPS PHYs are ideal for networking, telecom and data center systems.
The PHYs come complete with a PMA hard macro that supports a broad range of protocols and a PCS soft macro for PCIe that is PIPE4.2 compliant. They have a minimal set of broadside control and are configurable in x2, x4 and x8 lane configurations. This gives the PHYs improved flexibility and support for a wide range of applications.
MPSL Subsystem Example
In order to improve system margin and performance, our solution features transmit and receive equalization, data rate negotiation, and equalization adaptation. This ensures that data is recovered even in the presence of channel and system interference.
Available on TSMC, Global Foundry and Samsung process nodes.
Comprehensive Chip and System Design Reviews
Engineering Design Services:
|Protocol||Data Rate (Gbps)||Application|
|PCIe||2.5, 5, 8, 16||Graphics cards and high-bandwidth peripherals|
|SAS||3, 6, 12||Server systems storage|
|10GBase-KR||10.3125||Copper backplane networking|
|1000Base-KX||1.25||Backplane and copper cable networking|
|10GBase-KX4||3.125, 6.25||Copper backplane networking|
|XAUI/2xXAUI||3.125, 6.25||Chip-to-Chip connectivity|
|CEI6-SR||4.976-6.375||Telecom and networking|
|CEI11-SR, LR||9.95-11.2||Telecom and networking|
|XFI||9.95-11.2||XFP and SFP+ Optical Modules|
|Interlaken 6 G & 10 G||4.976-6.375, 10.3125||Networking|
|HMC 2.0||15||High performance computing|
|Fibre Channel||4.25/8.5/14.025||Enterprise storage|
|JESD204B/C||12.5-16.3||High-speed data converters connectivity|
|CPRI v5.6||1.2288-10.1376||Wireless Base Stations|