High-speed Backplane Demo Features Isola’s Tachyon®-100G Materials to Mitigate Skew
Isola’s Tachyon®-100G materials were featured at DesignCon 2015 in the Samtec’s ExaMAX® high-speed backplane demo. Prepared by Terraspeed Consulting, the demo was designed to display the functionality of the Samtec-sourced ExaMax connector using advanced design optimization techniques to minimize insertion loss, return loss and crosstalk, while utilizing Tachyon-100G to mitigate skew. The backplane demo included two Xilinx VCU109 evaluation boards that communicated to each other over a large, stubbed-out backplane. The total path length was almost 30 inches. The boards ran eight 28 Gbps GTY serializer/deserializer channels of PRBS31 data over the backplane. Tachyon-100G was chosen as backplane material because of its ultra low insertion loss and superior skew mitigation properties compared with other materials.
Read more about the demo on the Xilinx blog.