He was asked further about the readability of the parameter file, and he pointed out that it is readable in the toolkit, but it has the complexity of a book. Another question referred to comparison of simulation and measurement, and Manfred said that from his knowledge, he doesn’t know of any comparison between the AMI model and practical measurements.
There was a remark that the normal IBIS user needs simple things, but that the future might go in this direction. The next question asked whether the models for RX and TX are linear or not. Manfred explained that the models used are linear, but that also non-linear models might be possible. The last question referred to the power noise influence on the AMI model, how this might be included or if it is included in the jitter. Manfred assumed that as jitter and noise come through parameters, the channel becomes everything.
Ralf Bruening closed the meeting by thanking the sponsors and attendees. The meeting was adjourned at about 14:15.
The next IBIS Open Forum teleconference will be held March 14, 2008 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM US Pacific Time. A vote is scheduled for Touchstone 2.0.
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