Monday, February 6, 2012

Broadcom Intros First Octal 10GbE SFP+ PHY

Broadcom introduced the first 10GbE eight-channel, front panel Ethernet physical layer transceiver (PHY) for enterprise and data center networks.

The new Broadcom BCM84780 Octal SFI-XFI PHY is approximately 25 percent smaller with lower power per port compared to other currently available solutions. The PHY features eight fully independent channels with IEEE 1588 timestamping. It also incorporates EDC that enables data to be transmitted on a 10GbE serial interface for applications requiring transmission over multimode fiber (MMF) at distances up to 300m (LRM) using OM3 fiber and SFP+ copper twin-axial cable (CR).

In addition to supporting long reach over multi-mode fiber (LRM), the BCM84780 handles short range (SR), long range (LR) and newer extended range (ER and ZR) optical interfaces,