56 G PAM 4 Next Generation Transceiver Technology:

High-speed serial transceivers form the backbone of today’s Large Scale Data Centers, Cloud Computing, and Wireless that require increased bandwidth at lower power and minimum cost per bit. Altera is incorporating next generation transceiver technology into the Stratix 10 family. The dual mode transceivers are capable of 56Gbps PAM4 and 30Gbps NRZ modulation enabling the next generation high speed interconnects while minimizing insertion loss and cross-talk at terabit data rates. The new standard supports both optical and copper interfaces for applications including chip-to-chip, backplane and direct attach cable.

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Stratix 10 FPGA and SoC transceivers break through the barriers of serial technology to deliver unprecedented performance with the highest bandwidth for the highest density applications. Stratix 10 FPGAs feature transceivers with:

  • Dual mode transceiver technology for leading edge interface standards, backplane, and versatile data switching applications:
    • Up to 56 Gbps PAM4
    • Up to 30 Gbps NRZ
  • Technology for mainstream and next generation protocol and interface standards including: PCI Express® (PCIe®), 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE), 400 Gigabit Ethernet, Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI), Fibre Channel, serial digital interface (SDI), and many more
  • Low-power transceiver options with the lowest power for wireless applications
  • Advanced signal conditioning blocks: continuous time linear equalizer (CTLE), decision feedback equalizer (DFE), and variable gain amplifier (VGA) capabilities  to support the newest backplane standards
  • Hardened forward error correction (FEC) to maximize system reliability