6.1. Availability of Redrivers or Retimers
Market demand dictates the availability of redrivers and retimers to support electrical reach and compliance. You can choose any available redriver or retimer depending on electrical characteristic of Source and Sink.
Intel recommends that you apply TX FFE and use compliant cables in your setup. It can be advantageous to use better RX equalization designs to recover signal on a PCB panel before feeding them into your FPGA. You can use redrivers or retimers to cater for your link budgeting needs.