Advanced Link Analyzer: User Guide

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Date 11/03/2021

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2.1.5. IBIS-AMI Wrapper

With the IBIS-AMI wrapper feature, Intel® brings additional capabilities and flexibilities in supporting Intel® ’s transceiver devices. The benefits include:
  • Provide enhanced feature on top of the IBIS-AMI models such as:
    • Joint transmitter and receiver link optimization
    • Reference clock modeling
    • Transmitter PLL modeling
    • Incremental accuracy improvement
  • Improve user experiences
    • Integrate IBIS-AMI settings with Advanced Link Analyzer Control Module’s graphical user interface
    • Single click to select and configure Intel® ’s IBIS-AMI models
    • Automatically configure the device according to link settings
  • Plug-and-Play device models
    • Allow post-installation model updates
There are two ways to add or modify Intel® transceiver models: The first method is to use the Model Importer wizard (see Device Model Importer for instructions). The second method is to import transceiver models manually using the following procedure:
  1. Close Advanced Link Analyzer.
  2. Acquire the IBIS-AMI model from My Intel® support.
  3. Create a new folder in C:\Users\<Your User or Account Name>\AdvancedLinkAnalyzer\<current version>\Database\ with the folder name instructed. For example, for the Intel® Stratix® 10 L-tile transceiver, the folder name is S10L. For the Intel® Stratix® 10 H-tile transceiver, the folder name is S10H. For the Intel® Stratix® 10 E-tile, the folder name is S10E. For the Intel® Stratix® 10 P-tile, the folder name is S10P. For the Intel® Agilex™ E-tile, the folder name is AG_E. For the Intel® Agilex™ P-tile, the folder name is AG_P.
  4. Copy all files associated with IBIS-AMI model into the folder created in step 3.
  5. Copy all package models into the folder created in step 3.
  6. Optionally, additional files to be copied into the database folder.

After installing the Intel® IBIS-AMI model and restarting the Advanced Link Analyzer, the new device appears in the device selection menu and is ready for use.

Advanced Link Analyzer supports the IBIS-AMI Wrapper features, which include:
  • IBIS-AMI GUI integration
  • Package model encapsulation
  • Joint transmitter (for supported transmitter models) and receiver link optimization
Note: The IBIS-AMI Wrapper only supports select Intel® devices. Please use Advanced Link Analyzer's IBIS-AMI model interface for third party and other Intel® transceivers.