DC Balance is a attribute of serial communications where the serial stream has an equal number of 1’s and 0’s over a sequence of bits. DC balance is important in serial streams that are AC Coupled because it prevents the accumulation of charge across the coupling capacitor. When charge accumulates across the coupling capacitor, over time a large potential may be created resulting in dielectric breakdown (and failure) to the capacitor.

Triad engineers are experts in IC design and are intimately familiar with what it takes to design robust solutions. Considerations for DC balance are one of many important design decisions that our experienced engineers will identify when developing a custom IC solution.