Publication Date

Spring 2013

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Electrical Engineering


Shahab Ardalan


Circuit Design, Coaxial Cable, Equalizer, Low Voltage, System Level Model, Video Application

Subject Areas

Electrical engineering


A new method of modeling coaxial cable frequency response with genetic algorithm was introduced. A system-level multi-stages adaptive equalizer model with QFB block was generated and tested with multiple cable models, pathological PRBS-23 data with data rate 1.5 GHz was used. This thesis also provided analysis of influences on output by using different parameters in simulations. Two adaptive equalizer circuits with different pre-amplifiers were implemented in GPDK 45 nm CMOS technology. Related simulations about adaptive ability, single stage compensation ability, and cascade stages compensation ability were completed. A tradeoff between output eye height and peak-to-peak jitter was discussed based on different simulations. Future work will be digital control circuit implementation, entire circuit fabrication, and testing.