Challenges faced in designing high-speed electronic circuits and systems. Fundamentals of high-speed Tx/Rx architectures including: timing and HDL, PLL/DLL, Tx drivers, interface to photonic components, channel modelling, Rx channel, choice of modulation, equalization, clock and data recovery. VHDL hardware and CAD software laboratories.
Prerequisite(s): ELEC 3500.
Lectures three hours a week, laboratory three hours a week.