Intel's state-of-the art jitter/noise eye (JNEye) link analysis tool allows you to quickly and easily evaluate high-speed serial link performance. It is an ideal pre-design tool to help you understand how Intel® FPGA solutions can fit your system requirements.

The JNEye link analysis tool combines the speed of a statistical link simulator with the accuracy of a time-domain waveform-based simulator to form a new hybrid behavioral simulation paradigm. With the JNEye link analysis tool, you can quickly estimate the optimal link equalization and other electrical parameter settings for the transmitter and receiver of your system. You can also predict your link performance with high confidence. The JNEye link analysis tool can also be used as a post-design support tool to assist in debug and validation.

Key Benefits and Features

The key benefits and features of the JNEye link analysis tool are as follows:

  • Enables first-time design success
    • Silicon and package characterization/correlation of integrated models
    • Link model or simulation comprehends PVT variations
    • Hybrid simulation with statistical and time-domain analysis
  • Provides ease of use
    • Self-contained, holistic link analysis tool
    • Push-button link analysis to enable simulation in minutes
    • Support for industry-standard models (e.g. IBIS-AMI 6.0/6.1 and Touchstone 2.0 S-Parameter)
    • Comprehensive link performance analysis: eye diagrams, bathtub curves, jitter analysis, waveforms, and so on
    • Fast and comprehensive link optimization
    • Channel compliance check and characteristics analyzer
    • Comprehensive channel design environment for what-if analysis

What's New for the JNEye Tool in Intel Quartus® Prime Design Software v17.0

The JNEye tool in Intel Quartus® Prime design software has the following new features:

  • Intel Stratix® 10 and Intel Cyclone® 10 device support update - Native and/or support through IBIS-AMI models
  • PCI Express* Gen for reference model - reference model based on PCIe* Gen4 specification
  • Receiver technology model - enhanced EQ capabilities with IEEE COM reference models and FFE
  • Channel Viewer eye diagram extensions for Tx
  • New Tx SNDR (signal to noise + distortion ratio) calculation
  • Tx FIR fitting analysis
  • Common Mode noise injection and simulation

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