- Xilinx Software Documentation
Provides documentation about the generation of IBIS models specific to your design using IBIS Writer.
- Methodologies for Efficient FPGA Integration into PCBs (WP)
Summarizes PCB design flow at the system level, with emphasis on signal and power integrity aspects.
Training & Services
Xilinx offers courses about SI and PCB considerations when designing with high-performance FPGAs. For example, the “Signal Integrity for High-speed Memory and Processor I/O” course teaches signal integrity techniques applicable to high-speed interfaces between Xilinx FPGAs and semiconductor memories. The course covers:
- High-speed bus and clock design effects such as transmission line termination, loading, and jitter.
- Hands-on opportunities to work with IBIS models and complete simulations using CAD packages.
- PCB effects and on-chip termination.
Our partners provide a broad range of design services including signal integrity analysis and PCB design.
- Be The Signal (Eric Bogatin's website)
- GigaTest Labs
- Signal Consulting, Inc. (Dr. Howard Johnson's website)
- Signal Integrity Documents (QSL.Net)
- Speeding Edge
- TDA Systems
- Teraspeed Consulting Group
- UltraCAD Design, Inc.
- Xilinx User Community Forums
Get help from the Xilinx user's community.
Read the SI-list for topics related to signal integrity.
- IBIS Vendor Models
Provides links to publicly available IBIS models
- “Computer Circuits Electrical Design” by Ron K. Poon
- “Digital Systems Engineering” by William J. Daly and John W. Poulton
- “High-Frequency Characterization of Electronic Packaging” by Luc Martens
- “Signal Integrity – Simplified” by Eric Bogatin
- “High-Speed Digital Design: A Handbook of Black Magic” by Howard Johnson
- “High Speed Signal Propagation: Advanced Black Magic” by Howard Johnson
- “Digital Signal Integrity: Modeling and Simulation with Interconnects and Packages” by Brian Young
- “MECL System Design Handbook,” Motorola Semiconductor Products, Inc.
- “High-Speed Digital System Design: A Handbook of Interconnect Theory and Design Practices” by Stephen H. Hall, Garrett W. Hall, and James A. McCall