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Location: Ballroom B
Date: Wednesday, January 29
Time: 2:00pm - 2:40pm
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
A modular platform architecture is proposed to validate PCIe 5.0 IPs. This platform consists of a universal baseboard (UBB), a universal power card (UPC), a universal control card (UCC), and a personality card (PC). The PC is installed on top of the UBB using board to board connectors through which power, clock, and controls signals are delivered to the silicon on the PC from UBB, UPC, and UCC. The UPC provides programmable power rails with different voltage levels and UCC with on-board FPGA provides power-on sequencing to UPC and UBB. The platform is reconfigurable and scalable with future high-speed I/Os.
The modular platform was successfully used to validate SoC testchip with PCIe 5.0 IP and able to achieve first power on success. The measurement data show the platform performance exceeds design requirements. The platform can be used for PCIe 5.0 and beyond high speed I/O platform designs and validations.