1 Reply Latest reply on May 17, 2018 5:22 AM by markjeff

    I210 INTEL document confiming

    Trowa_Chen Community Member

      Hello Wired Ethernet Intel Community,

      I have use INTEL I210,But I have some confused. Because INTEL I210 (layout check list ) mention that for highly dense platforms PCIe design would be to have coupling capacitors in a staggered formation but,in some INTEL document and non-INTEL document  mention that differential coupling capacitors in a staggered formation prohibited. Which is Right? thanks

        • Re: I210 INTEL document confiming
          markjeff Green Belt


          You answered the question yourself.

          In normal conditions the coupling capacitors should not be staggered.

          The exception being in a highly dense platform you may stagger the capacitors to save space but this is not ideal and this implementation should be thouroughly checked to ensure

          the PCIe rules are not contravened.

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