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Advances in Electrical Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 938460, 9 pages
Research Article

Pulse Edge-Only Signaling Method Comparison for Wireline Interconnects

1Department of ECE, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA
2Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH 45433, USA
3Intel Corporation, Portland, OR, USA

Received 30 April 2014; Revised 25 July 2014; Accepted 4 August 2014; Published 14 September 2014

Academic Editor: Changhwan Shin

Copyright © 2014 Dmitriy Garmatyuk et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Typical high-speed electrical transmission lines use a variety of precoding and equalization techniques to counter the frequency-dependent channel loss and environmental conditions such as ISI. In this paper, we suggest a relatively narrow-band signaling method that is resilient to the effects of ISI and crosstalk and can be implemented with existing technology. Alternative modulation schemes are analyzed in terms of effectiveness, performance, and cost. In particular, line-encoded and on-off keyed modulation methods are evaluated in simulations of transmission lines to gauge effectiveness in high-speed conditions with limiting ISI.