QSFP+ Compliance Kit
Test the channel design of a host board for compliance to the QSFP+ specification.
A QSFP+ link is made up of four SFP+ channels that are synchronized within the receiving module to support an aggregate 40 Gb/s link.
This kit is designed for compliance of the host board only. Module compliance is not currently supported in this kit. The kit includes IBIS-AMI TX and RX models for reference and compliance testing. Pre-layout and post-layout schematic sheets are provided. Package models are included only for post-layout reference IBIS-AMI models. These package models contain the QSFP+ connector, HCB (host compliance board), MCB, and SMA connector S-parameters. You can insert a channel design and test for compliance as specified in the QSFP+ specification (SFF-8431 for SerDes channel).
Open QSFP+ Kit
Open the QSFP+ kit in the Serial Link Designer app using the
Project Name: QSFP_Plus
Interface Name: QSFP_Plus
Target Operating Frequency: 11.1 Gb/s (UI = 90.009 ps)
The QSFP+ kit defines three schematic sets.
Pre_Layout_Reference_Schematics – Used for Pre-Layout testing of channel
Post_Layout_Reference_Schematics – Used for reference sheets when doing Post-Layout
All_Project_Schematics – Set of all project Schematics
For more information about the QSFP+ channel compliance schematics, transfer net properties, and compliance rules, refer to the document QSFP_Plus.pdf that is attached to this example as a supporting file.
 SFF Committee: SFF-8431 Specifications for Enhanced Small Form Factor Pluggable Module QSFP+. Revision 4.1, 6th of July 2009.