Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Broadcom Debuts Octal 10GbE/Dual 40GbE PHY for Data Centers

Broadcom introduced a low power octal 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), dual 40GbE physical layer transceiver (PHY) for data center switches. It includes PHY features such as line and system high-speed equalization to drive SFP+, QSFP+, or KR interfaces, PRBS pattern generators and checkers, loopback functionality, and on-chip AC coupling capacitors to satisfy requirements for higher density switch and server configurations.

Broadcom said the device lowers system costs by integrating optical module control functionality that typically reside in field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The device operates at 300mW per full duplex10GbE port -- the lowest in the industry.


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