Some I/O standards (HSTL and SSTL) require an input termination resistance (R) to a V TT voltage of V CCO /2 (see This Figure ).
Split-termination DCI creates a Thevenin equivalent circuit using two resistors of twice the resistance value (2R). One terminates to V CCO , the other to GND. Split-termination DCI provides an equivalent termination to V CCO /2 using this method. The 2R termination resistance is set by programming the ODT attribute. The resistors to V CCO and GND are equal to twice the value set by ODT. For example, to achieve the Thevenin equivalent parallel-termination circuit of approximately 50 Ω to V CCO /2, a 240 Ω external precision resistor is required at the VRP pin and ODT is set to RTT_48. Possible values for ODT for split-termination DCI are RTT_40, RTT_48, or RTT_60.
The DCI input standards supporting split termination are shown in Table: All DCI I/O Standards Supporting Split-Termination DCI .
This Figure illustrates split-termination DCI.