Re: [SI-LIST] : Differential End Termination

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From: K.Orthner (korthner@inf.furukawa.co.jp)
Date: Sun Feb 25 2001 - 17:10:05 PST


Anthony,

OnSemi (formerly Motorola) has a good application note about
differential termination. It explains the different ways it can be done,
and the tradeoffs involved. It focusses primarily on (P)ECL, but the
principles are the same for LVDS and other differential signals.

http://www.onsemi.com/pub/Collateral/and8020rev0.pdf

Also, I've heard many people mention the MECL System Design
Handbook, and it took me a while to find it (searching Motorola's
web site.) . . . This too can be found on the OnSemi web site.

Hope this helps,
-Kent

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korthner@inf.furukawa.co.jp

----- Original Message ----- From: "Stockalis, Anthony" <anthony.stockalis@marconi.com> To: <si-list@silab.eng.sun.com> Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2001 4:21 Subject: [SI-LIST] : Differential End Termination

> I am investigating the ac end termination of a differential data signal. I > have reviewed section 6.4 of Howard Johnson's "Handbook of Black Magic" on > ac end terminators, and it seems that two resistors to a common capacitor to > ground is the way to go. The recommendation of the chip manufacturer is to > have a 50 ohm to .01uF capactor end termination on each line of the > differential pair. The chip is a Gigabit Ethernet Chip running at 1.25Ghz. > This capacitance value seems rather high to me, and I believe that the > common capacitor would be the correct solution. I was wondering if anyone > else has any valuable experience doing ac end terminations on differential > data lines. I have used the Mentor Graphics Interconnectix simulator, but > have not gotten very conclusive results because a random data signal cannot > be used in the tool. Any help would be appreciated. > > Thanks, > > Anthony Stockalis > Marconi Communications > BXR-48000 Hardware Team > email: anthony.stockalis@marconi.com > Phone 724-742-6124 > > > **** To unsubscribe from si-list or si-list-digest: send e-mail to > majordomo@silab.eng.sun.com. In the BODY of message put: UNSUBSCRIBE > si-list or UNSUBSCRIBE si-list-digest, for more help, put HELP. > si-list archives are accessible at http://www.qsl.net/wb6tpu > **** >

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