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CAUI/XLAUI Chip-to-Chip Compliance Kit

Test the compliance of simulation models and topologies to the CAUI/XLAUI chip-to-chip (C2C) specification.

The 802.3ba Annex 83A specification defines physical layer compliance for a CAUI (100 Gb/s) or XLAUI (40 Gb/s) C2C interface.

This kit is designed for compliance of both host and boards. The kit includes IBIS-AMI TX and RX models for reference and compliance testing. You can insert a channel design and test for compliance as specified in the CAUI/XLAUI specification.


Open the CAUI/XLAUI C2C kit in the Serial Link Designer app using the openSignalIntegrityKit function.



Kit Overview

  • Project Name: CAUI_XLAUI_83A

  • Interface Name: CAUI_XLAUI_83A

  • Target Operating Frequency: 10.3125 Gb/s (UI = 96.97 ps)

The CAUI/XLAUI C2C kit defines one schematic set.

  • c2c_compliance — Used for all compliance testing

For more information about the CAUI/XLAUI C2C channel compliance schematics, transfer net properties, and compliance rules, refer to the document CAUI_XLAUI_C2C.pdf that is attached to this example as a supporting file.


[1] IEEE 802.3ba-2010 Annex 83A. 802.3ba-2010.pdf.

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