Next-generation backplanes in data center applications must support faster data rates up to 56Gbps PAM4 and beyond. TI and Samtec were able to achieve such next-gen speeds at DesignCon this week in their 56Gbps PAM4 backplane product demonstration. The demo combined TI’s 56Gbps PAM4 Linear Repeater with Samtec’s 56 Gbps PAM4 Product .
According to the companies, the demonstration gave good results.
“The results achieved from this combined TI/Samtec backplane demonstration prove the viability of 56 Gbps PAM4 signals in next-generation backplane applications found in data center equipment”, the announcement said.