Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Broadcom Introduces Low Power 10G PHY for Long Haul and Metro Optical

Broadcom is expanding its long haul transmission chip portfolio with new 10 Gigabit (10G) physical layer (PHY) transceivers designed in 65 nanometer (65nm) process technology.
The Broadcom BCM8155 and BCM8157 multi-rate transceivers support data rates ranging from 8.5 Gbps to 11.352 Gbps and feature low power consumption and long reach jitter performance. The BCM8155 provides additional support for Return to Zero (RZ) modulation. These next generation Broadcom PHYs are both fully integrated, multi source agreement (MSA)-compliant devices that support multi-rate applications including 8.5G Fibre Channel, OC-192 SONET/SDH, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), 10G Fibre Channel (10FC) and optical transport networks (OTNs)/OTU-2 data rates.