- Bandwidth demands are escalating exponentially
- IEEE and OIF are developing road maps to 100 G/channel
- Data rates are migrating past 25 Gb/s to 56 Gb/s and beyond
OBSTACLES TO ACHIEVE 56 GB/s+
Low loss: To date, PCB material performance has not kept pace with the requirement/ industry trends
Linear performance: End-to-end performance is difficult to achieve with complete design control of all components of the interconnect system
Low crosstalk and excellent common mode performance:
It is not possible to get to the best performance without thinking about all the components of the links in an integrated way.