Monday, March 23, 2009

Vitesse Announces Signal Conditioner for 10G

Vitesse Semiconductor introduced a flexible, high-performance Clock and Data Recovery (CDR) integrated circuit (IC) specifically designed to extend 10 Gbps data transmission in optical, copper cable, and backplane applications. This multiport CDR solves difficult high-speed signal integrity design challenges through the use of Vitesse's VScope waveform viewing technology and FlexEQ Electronic Dispersion Compensation (EDC) and adaptive equalization technology.

Vitesse said its new CDR device extends optical transmission at 10G rates on single mode fiber by over 50% and compensates for both chromatic- and polarization-mode dispersion for distances greater then 10 kilometers on exiting 2.5G networking infrastructure. For shorter optical distances, where high-density and lower system cost is paramount, the device enables a 10X speed upgrade on low-grade FDDI fiber from 1GE to 10GE for distances greater then 220 meters. The flexible equalization technology also enables deployment of low cost Twinax passive copper cables to distances greater than 15 meters for datacenter interconnect applications, a 100% improvement over the current standard.