High Speed Signal Chain University

High Speed Signal Chain University is your portal to relevant training material on High Speed Data Converters and High Speed Amplifiers including topics related to RF Sampling Converters, JESD204B SerDes standard, and RF Fundamentals.

1. JESD204B Video Blog Series

The JESD204B video blog series explores the basic concepts related to the JESD204B SerDes standard in relation to High Speed Data Converter products.

# Title Duration
1.1 Why Use a JESD204B Device?
This video introduces the advantages that the JESD204B standard provides in high speed data converters
1.2 Selecting a JESD204B Subclass
This video discusses the three subclass modes in the JESD204B standard.  The pros and cons of operating in each subclass is discussed.
1.3 Talk like a Pro - Data Flow
This video illustrates the block diagram of the JESD204B SERDES transceiver.  The function of the individual blocks is described.
1.4 JESD204B Physical Layer
This video describes the JESD204B physical layer and the impact on channel integrity.  Mitigation techniques utilizing pre-emphasis and de-emphasis are...
1.5 JESD204B: Transport Layer
This video addresses the transport layer of JESD204B standard specifically breaking down how the data converters digital data is mapped into the SerDes...
1.6 Optical Distance/Displacement Sensor Measurement Based on ToF and Phase Shift
This training module provides an overview of laser rangefinding techniques using high-speed signal chain devices.
1.7 TX Signal Chain Implementation for Wide Band and High Frequency Signal Generation
The system design for an arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) and its functional blocks, including a discussion of the AWG amplifier path and design met...
1.8 Understanding Clock Jitter Impact to ADC SNR
This video discusses the sampling clock phase noise performance and how its performance over frequency offset impacts the GSPS ADC SNR performance.
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2. RF Sampling Series

This series explores the new realm of RF sampling converters for use in high frequency, large bandwidth systems.

# Title Duration
2.1 Introduction to the RF Sampling Architecture
Introduction to the RF sampling architecture in contrast to traditional direct conversion architectures typically used in existing transceivers.
2.2 Why RF Sampling
This video specifically addresses the benefits and advantages RF sampling provides that was limited or not possible with existing technology.
2.3 RF Sampling: Managing Data Rates
RF Sampling requires fast sampling rates, but the input data rates usually cannot keep pace.  The techniques to mitigate those limitations are address...
2.4 Understanding Clock Jitter Impact to ADC SNR
This video discusses the sampling clock phase noise performance and how its performance over frequency offset impacts the GSPS ADC SNR performance.
2.5 ADC32RF45: 1-GHz Bandwidth RF Sampling Solution
The ADC32RF45 is a dual channel, 14-bit, 3-GSPS ADC. This video shows how the ADC32RF45 supports 1-GHz signal bandwidths and beyond for next generation...
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3. Advanced JESD204B Topics

This series explores advanced topics related to the JESD204B SerDes standard associated with extending the link length and multi-device synchronization.

# Title Duration
3.1 Extending JESD204B Link on Low Cost Substrates
This video discusses the JESD204B SERDES standard related to minimum integrity to maintain proper eye diagram. 
3.2 Synchronizing Multiple JESD204B ADCs
This video illustrates synchronizing two ADC12J4000 ADCs employing JESD204B interface
3.3 JESD204B training, part 1 of 3: Overview
An introduction to the JESD204B interface
3.4 JESD204B training, part 2 of 3: Debug, tools and tips
An overview of JESD204B debug, tools and tips
3.5 JESD204B training, part 3 of 3: Multi-device synchronization
An overview of JESD204B multi-device synchronization
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