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Leveraging IBIS-AMI Simulations for Optimized Architectural Design in PCIe5 PHY

Kevin (Kai) Li (SI/PI Engineering Manager, Synopsys)

Priyank Shukla (Staff Applications Engineer, Synopsys)

Jianguo Zhou (Senior SI/PI Engineer, Synopsys)

Christian de Verteuil (Senior R&D Manager, Synopsys)

Location: Ballroom D

Date: Wednesday, January 29

Time: 11:00am - 11:45am

Track: 06. System Co-Design: Modeling, Simulation & Measurement Validation, 07. Optimizing High-Speed Serial Design

Format: Technical Session

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Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

PCIe 5.0 poses a few design challenges for the PHY due to high data rate and channel loss target. In this paper, we will describe case studies that demonstrate efficient optimization of RX architectural designs in the areas of CTLE, DFE and CDR IQ adaptation, by exploring system simulation results with different interconnect channels and alternative design choices. Furthermore, we will highlight precise modelling and verification strategies of TX and RX front-end. Finally, model to silicon correlation results over PVT corners are demonstrated to prove the high-fidelity of PCIe 5.0 PHY models.


A high fidelity IBIS-AMI model can be used for PCIe5 PHY architectural design optimization.

We present our PCIe5 IBIS-AMI system simulations with different channels and design alternatives for efficient solution space optimization.

High fidelity IBIS-AMI model is achieved by accurate front-end modelling with on-die 4-port S-parameter and reliable silicon correlation

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