Tuesday, May 16, 2006

LSI Logic Demonstrates 8.5 Gbps Fibre Channel

LSI Logic demonstrated its "GigaBlaze" 8.5 Gbps serializer/deserializer (SerDes) transceiver core for OEM storage and SAN infrastructure applications.

The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) has ratified the 8 Gb/s standard as the next step in its SAN Fabric roadmap. Products based on the 8 Gb/s standard are backward compatible and support auto-negotiation with 2 and 4 Gb/s products, providing full interoperability while protecting previous investments.

LSI Logic said it expects the first 8 Gbps Fibre Channel systems based on its SerDes core to enter the market in the 2007-8 timeframe.


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