Jan 21, 2020 Brissa Ortega

Join GRL at DesignCon 2020 – 400G PAM4, PCIe 6.0, Delta-L and more!


Granite River Labs (GRL) invites you to visit us at DesignCon 2020.

Use our promo code SPECIAL for free a expo pass and 20% off a conference pass.

Date:        Tuesday – Thursday January 28-30, 2020
Time:        Expo 12:30-6:00pm; PCI Express Technical Seminar Thursday
                   January 2:00-4:00pm
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center booth #1053 (expo);
                   Great America 2 (PCIe seminar)

Expo: GRL will demonstrate the latest Test Solutions with emphasis on Data Center and Automotive applications

  • 112Gb/s PAM4 Optical Receiver Stress Testing in collaboration with Anritsu & iXblue
7a6a8a7b-ff83-4626-b675-576ac61fb2d4 (2)


  • KIT-DI20 – Delta-L PCB and Cable SI Characterization with GRL’s 20G Differential Time and Frequency Domain Tester – portable, modular & easy-to-use
4f0e0e03-1ae2-46ec-83ed-9e209187802a (1)


  • V-DI20 – High Speed Cable Production Tester – comprehensive, fast and cost-effective
Technical Seminar: GRL Engineering Fellow Darren Gray will present “PCIe Gen 6 and the Road to PAM4”. In 2019, the PCI-SIG® announced that PCI Express® (PCIe®) 6.0 will double the data rate to 64 GT/s using PAM-4 (Pulse Amplitude Modulation with 4 levels) encoding, marking a significant shift from NRZ signaling.  With a targeted specification release in 2021, PCIe 6.0 can be expected to present unique challenges for successful design implementation.  Darren’s presentation will overview the evolution of PCI Express to the current 5.0 specification, and discuss anticipated signal integrity-related design and test challenges for PCIe 6.0., including power dissipation, signal-to-noise ratio, reflections, and cost/performance.
  • Seminar Location, Date, Time: Great America 2, Thursday, January 30, 2:00pm – 2:40pm

DesignCon is the nation’s largest event for chip, board and systems design engineers, and brings together thousands of professionals from the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities. GRL experts will be available in booth 1053 to discuss our latest connectivity and charging test solutions and services. We look forward to seeing you!

About Granite River Labs (GRL) | http://graniteriverlabs.com
The world’s leading Engineering Services and Test Automation Solutions firm for connectivity and charging, GRL helps engineers solve tough design and validation challenges.  GRL began in 2010 with a vision to provide affordable test services to help hardware developers implement digital interface technologies as they become faster, more complex, and more challenging to test. Today, GRL has worked with hundreds of companies supporting the adoption of new and emerging technologies from our worldwide test facilities and R&D centers.

Vamshi Kandalla
Executive Vice President and General Manager

Published by Brissa Ortega January 21, 2020