Communication & High-Speed Transceiver SoCs
The megatrends of cloud computing, Big Data, IoT, Social and Web2.0 continue to accelerate and drive the insatiable need for unlimited bandwidth.
There is a clear need to increase the speed of the interconnect pipes within data centers over short reach data center optical connectivity and to deliver low cost, high-speed 50/100/200/400G interconnects supported by smaller form factor modules. Power management solutions within these modules can be larger than the SoC itself, increasing form factors and cost. Signal throughput and jitter are a function of the integrity of the power signals. Traditional voltage regulator solutions are very noisy, have high ripple, are expensive and require large external filtering to achieve reasonable power integrity.
There is a better way by designing the transceiver SoC or optical module with Empower integrated voltage regulators (IVR) in order to eliminate wasted PCB space, provide the highest power signal integrity, lower EMI and remove the need for expensive voltage rail filtering.