Jan 21, 2020 GRL Team

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

  • Expo 12:30-6:00pm; 
  • PCI Express Technical Seminar Thursday January 2:00-4:00pm

LocationSanta 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
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  • KIT-DI20 – Delta-L PCB and Cable SI Characterization with GRL’s 20G Differential Time and Frequency Domain Tester – portable, modular & easy-to-use
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  • 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!

Please email your media inquiry to mktg@graniteriverlabs.com

Published by GRL Team January 21, 2020