Monday, October 30, 2006

Vitesse's Latest Crosspoint Switch Tops 1.5 Terabit Per Second Switching Capacity

Vitesse Semiconductor unveiled a crosspoint switching chip boasting a breakthrough 1.5 Terabit per second (Tbps) of switching capacity and advanced Signal Integrity technology.

With low-latency switching capability, the 11 Gbps-per-port, 144 × 144 VSC3040 asynchronous crosspoint switch delivers market-enabling capacity for storage, video and network equipment used in Core, Metro and Enterprise environments. The device is designed for the aggregation, switching and transport of data links from a wide array of sources. This higher data rate capability and protocol transparent operation is designed to match a broad range of related protocols and applications, including HDTV, SONET/SDH, Ethernet, Storage, and others.

"The VSC3040 is a game-changing building block for enabling bandwidth capacity in Core, Metro and Edge networking systems," said Juan Garza, Product Marketing Manager, Network Products Division at Vitesse. "An exponential bandwidth leap is required to keep up with the next generation of Internet, Optical, Video and Data services, which is what the VSC3040 delivers."

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