Competitive with even single protocol solutions, our 6 Gbps Multi-Protocol SerDes (MPS) PHYs, including recently acquired Snowbush IP, are a general-purpose, high-speed serial link subsystem that supports a broad range if standards with an optimized area footprint and power envelope.
The Rambus 6 Gbps Multi-Protocol SerDes (MPS) PHYs are a general-purpose, high-speed serial link subsystem that support data rates from 1.25 Gbps to 6.375 Gbps. Optimized for power and area, they can compete even with single-protocol solutions.
The PHYs include a PMA hard macro that supports a broad range of networking protocols and a PCS-BIST soft macro for PCIe that is PIPE4 compliant. They have a minimal set of broadside control and is 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
The 6G PHYs feature Built-in-self-test (BIST) with PRBS checker functionality, transmit and receive equalization, and supports a wide range of reference clock multipliers to improve system margin and performance. This ensures the best signal quality and enables greater design flexibility.
Available on TSMC and Global Foundry process nodes.
Comprehensive Chip and System Design Reviews
Engineering Design Services:
|Protocol||Data Rate (Gbps)||Application|
|PCIe1/2/3||2.5, 5||Graphics cards and high-bandwidth peripherals|
|SATA 1/2/3||1.5, 3, 6||Personal computing and server storage|
|GbE||1.25||Backplane and copper cable networking|
|CEI6-SR||4.976-6.375||Telecom and networking|
|USB 2/3||0.4, 5||Computing and peripheral connectivity|