OIF Workshop – StatEye Tutorial and Demo

July 31, 2006
Vancouver, BC Canada

The OIF hosted a full-day workshop on StatEye (open to the pubic)

StatEye is open-source software that was developed to facilitate frequency domain analysis of high-speed serial links. It is an integral part of the channel compliance methodology of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) Common Electrical Interface Specification (CEI), which supports 6 and 11 Gb/s links. The OIF recently funded a significant upgrade of this open-source software, enabling it to handle cross-talk effectively as well as adding a GUI and an XML framework


9:00am – 9:10am Gather
9:10am – 9:25am Opening Remarks – OIF Spokesperson
9:25am – 10:25am Introduction to Common Electrical Interface Specification – Graeme Boyd, PMC Sierra
10:25am – 10:45am Coffee Break
10:45am – 12:00pm Theory of Frequency Domain Analysis – Anthony Sanders, Qimonda
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch (non-hosted)
1:30pm – 3:00pm Introduction to StatEye – Anthony Sanders, Qimonda

  • Overview of Non-OIF StatEye Developments
  • Available StatEye Support and Future Work

StatEye Package Overview – Manfred Dolag, Edotronik

  • Architecture of the Package
  • XML File Formats
  • Measurement and Simulation Correlation
3:00pm – 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:15pm – 5:00pm Using StatEye – Manfred Dolag

  • Windows and Linux Support
  • Working Demo
  • Questions & Answers

StatEye Workshop

  • Interative Lab of StatEye on your PC – Anthony Sanders and Manfred Dolag

Closing Remarks – OIF Spokesperson


  • “Introduction to Common Electrical Interface Specification”
  • “Stateye-Testcase, Vancouver, July 31, 2006”

Workshop Organizers:
Brian Holden, MA&E Co-Chair, PLL
Dave Stauffer, PLL WG Chair
Harmeet Bhugra