Sunday, July 18, 2010

Aquantia Hits with 30nm 10GBASE-T PHYs

Aquantia, a start-up based in Milpitas, California, has demonstrated a 120-meter reach on a Category 6A cabling for its quad, dual and single-port 10GBASE-T PHYs.

Aquantia said it partnered with Siemon to test its flagship 40nm 10GBASE-T PHYs across the wide range of copper cables typically deployed in enterprise and data centers. The tests were performed on cable configurations extending beyond the IEEE 802.3an standard of 55m on Cat 6 and 100m on Cat 6A and Cat 7, pushing the envelope to the maximum insertion loss defined by TIA standards.

The tests demonstrated the Aquantia 40nm 10GBASE-T PHY running error-free performance over a 120-meter Siemon Z-MAX Cat 6A channel. Aquantia said this distance sets a new performance benchmark in the industry for 10Gigabit Ethernet on copper.

Aquantia's 40nm devices features a Mixed-Mode Signal Processing architecture, which has the characteristics of both simplifying the Analog Front End (AFE) and reducing the size and complexity of the digital section of the chip by performing advanced Signal Processing in analog.

Aquantia is currently sampling its portfolio of 40nm 10GBASE-T PHYs, ranging from quad to single-port configurations.

Recent 10GBASE-T News

AppliedMicro Introduces 10GBASE-T IC

NetLogic Debuts 10/40/100 Ethernet PHY for Data Centers

Solarflare Samples 40nm quad-port 10GBASE-T PHY chip


Teranetics Announces 40nm Quad 10GBASE-T PHY

Broadcom Releases Power 40nm 10GBASE-T PHYs


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