To cope with the rapid increases in data volumes, data centers are introducing high-speed interconnects between servers with transmission speeds faster than 10 Gbit/s. However, in conflict with these speed increases, there is increasing demand for lower power consumption as well as cost reductions. Furthermore, higher jitter levels and degraded waveforms are becoming a problem. Various measuring instruments, such as sampling scopes (Eye Pattern analyzer) and BERTs are being used to classify and analyze jitter components, such as DJ, RJ, etc., that affect communications quality over Fibre Channel, Infiniband, 10GbE, USB, PCI, etc., high-speed serial transmission standards used in data communications and computing.
Release Date: Friday, June 29, 2012