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HSIO Loopback Turns Challenges Into Opportunities For Test At 112 Gbps


By Dave Armstrong and Don Thompson For both PCIe and Ethernet (IEEE 802.3,) signals are getting mighty small. With PCIe 5 reaching 32 Gbps (NRZ at 32 GBaud) and 802.3 reaching 112 Gbps (PAM4 at 56 GBaud), typical eye-mask limits are shrinking. Consequently, test requirements for high-speed I/O (HSIO) test are becoming daunting. HSIO test involves measurement of Tx eye height and width, co... » read more

SLT Enables Test Content To Shift Right


By Dave Armstrong, Davette Berry, and Craig Snyder Increasing device complexity and the continuing drive for higher levels of quality are fostering a reconsideration of test strategies. To be effective, test engineers must choose how to optimally deploy test content, from wafer probing to system-level test (SLT). A March 2019 TestConX presentation1 outlines how test content is typically allo... » read more