November, 2020

COM’s Place in Serial Link Signal Integrity

COM, or Channel Operating Margin, has become a leading metric in the development of serial links. Why is that? …and where did it come from? More importantly, how do I use COM effectively in my designs? This post is the first of a 3-part series that explores how COM relates to serial links, SiSoft tools, and your design process. In Search of a Line If you play tennis you know that lines are helpful. Is that serve or smash in or out? A tennis court’s lines are well-defined, bound and s...

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Donald Telian, SiGuys - Guest Blogger 11/18/2020 Comments(0)