AN 672: Transceiver Link Design Guidelines for High-Gbps Data Rate Transmission

ID 683624
Date 1/29/2020

1.3. Channel Design

The channel is the physical medium for sending data from a transmitting device to a receiving device. The five common components of a typical transceiver channel construction include:

  • BGA channel breakout of the sending and receiving device
  • Trace route design
  • Signal via
  • DC blocking capacitors
  • Interface connectors.

Any channel usually involves two or more of these components. To optimize the channel for best signal performance requires careful consideration of each of these components to minimize their first-order impact on the channel.

Figure 12. Channel Design Considerations

Channel Design Considerations