David, Please remember that the IBIS [Model] generated according to the IBIS cookbook is to measure the pullup and pulldown IV curves when Tx is steady state high and steady state low, and the VT curves of a transitions from steady state low to steady state high (and steady state high to steady state low). THIS NEVER HAPPENS IN A REAL SerDes CHANNEL!!!!! What does happen on a rising edge that then is steady state high, is the buffer tries to go to the high state, but before it gets there the first post cursor tap reduces the drive. If the rail voltage was 1V, the each side of the Tx transitioned between 0 and 1 V, one would want to generate step responses with each side of the Tx go through a small voltage swing (e.g. .45-.55 Volts). Thus the correct way for an IC vendor to describe the analog characteristics is to describe the analog model of the small signal transitions. The small signal transition analog model for a legacy IBIS Tx model is simple linear pullup/pulldown curves (an impedance), a C_Comp, and a ramp rate. In other words the equivalent analog circuit in OpalT and BIRD 122. This is another form of surrogate model of the IBIS model. The IBIS model is iself a surrogate model of the real silicon. This step will be graphically illustrated in the presentation I have prepared regarding David's last week's question. Walter From: ibis-interconn-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ibis-interconn-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Banas Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 11:48 AM To: 'ibis-interconn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'; 'ibis-macro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' Subject: [ibis-interconn] A question. Hi all, I was hoping that you might consider the following question and offer your comments at today's meeting. Is the difficulty one runs into, when one attempts to shorten the time span of IBIS V/T tables, in order to support the bit rates necessary in modern serial communication design, one of the primary motivators for including the a.c. behavior of the Tx driver in the Touchstone model of the on-die interconnect? Thanks, David Banas Sr. Member Technical Staff Altera <http://www.altera.com/> +1-408-544-7667 - desk Did you know Altera offers over 150 free online technical training courses <http://www.altera.com/servlets/searchcourse?coursetype=Online&WT.mc_id=t9 _ot_mi_mi_tx_a_311> ? Take one today! _____ Confidentiality Notice. This message may contain information that is confidential or otherwise protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, disclosure, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message, or any attachments, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender by reply e-mail, and delete the message and any attachments. Thank you.