Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Broadcom Reenters OTN PHY Market

Broadcom introduced a new line of Optical Transport Networking (OTN) Framer physical layer transceivers (PHYs) promising higher levels of integration, lower power per port and lower overall bill-of-materials.

Broadcom's new OTN PHY line includes the BCM84520 20G version, the BCM84540 40G version and the BCM84512 120G version. Each device combines mixed signal and digital processing functionality including high-speed PHY, Electronic Dispersion Compensation (EDC), clock synthesis, jitter-filtering phase lock loops (PLLs) and selectable Forward Error Correction (FEC) codes.

"Telecom system vendors look to Broadcom for the solutions necessary to manage the exponential increase in traffic driven by video and other high bandwidth multimedia applications," said Lorenzo Longo, Broadcom Vice President and General Manager, Physical Layer Products (PLP). "Built on our field-proven 10G/40G Ethernet PHY technology, our new line of multicore Framer/PHYs combines the higher density, lower power and unprecedented level of integration required to enable the next wave of optical transport networks."

Sampling is underway and volume production is slated for Q2 2013.