Agilent Technologies Inc. and Signal Integrity Software, Inc. announced guidelines that enable system designers to use advanced jitter and broadband analog capabilities when modeling high-speed serial devices.
The modeling guidelines are based on proposed enhancements to the IBIS Algorithmic Modeling Interface (116-118 and 123.5), which are expected to be included in the specification’s next version. Both SiSoft and Agilent support the modeling techniques in the new guidelines in advance of full standardization.
These techniques can be used to accurately model the behavior of multi-gigabit serial links and are already supported in the current release of SiSoft’s Quantum Channel Designer and Agilent’s Advanced Design System simulation environments. Tools for building IBIS-AMI models using these techniques are included in the current release of SiSoft’s IBIS-AMI Software Development Kit and Agilent’s SystemVue AMI Modeling Kit.
The guidelines from SiSoft and Agilent enable users to create models that include techniques the two companies developed together to support design projects for mutual semiconductor and systems design customers.