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AN1047 - Understanding Bit-Error-Rate with HOTLink®

Last Updated: 
Aug 07, 2017
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AN1047 explains the concept of an error rate for serial interfaces like Optical & Copper.

Understanding Bit-Error-Rate

The concept of an error rate for digital systems may seem somewhat foreign to many digital designers. The message has always been that digital circuits always switch to either a one or a zero, and that if the circuit does not do it correctly then it must be broken.