Signal Integrity

Nuvation provides in-depth pre and post-layout signal integrity analysis and verification. We have an impressive track record of first-time-right PCB designs for applications including PCIe cards, backplanes, and servers.

Our signal integrity experts have extensive experience simulating high-speed memory interfaces, calculating termination values and buffer drive strengths, performing timing analyses, simulating routing topologies, and evaluating impedance matching of component values and via structures.

Tools we use include Polar, HyperLynx, SPICE, and HFSS.

Areas of Expertise:

  • DDR3 memory
  • PCIe
  • Fibre Channel
  • InfiniBand
  • XAUI

Project Examples

PCIe Infiniband Design

FDR Infiniband PCIe Add-in Card

• Mellanox InfiniBand to PCIe adapter
• 14.0625 Gbps single lane bitrate
• Xilinx Virtex-7 for video packet processing


Smart Sensor and Transceiver

• Battery life of over 5 years
• Custom radio protocol with data encryption
• Operates in the 868/915 MHz ISM radio band