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Massana Gigabit Ethernet transceivers sample at 250MHz

Posted: 06 Mar 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:massana? networking ic? network ic? transceiver? ethernet transceiver?

Using the company's IntelliRate architecture, the MA1110, MA1140, and MA1141 Gigabit Ethernet transceiver sample at 250MHztwice that of traditional architecturesthereby providing a better BER, faster start-up time, and a more robust performance.

The single-port MA1110 is offered in a 128-pin PQFP housing and dissipates 1.6W. It is suitable for gigabit uplinks in switches, and for server and desktop NIC cards.

The quad-port MA1140 and MA1141 devices dissipate 1.3W per port and are aimed at gigabit switches used in enterprise LANs. The MA1140 is offered in a 352-pin TBGA housing, while the MA1141 is housed in a 256-pin TBGA package.

The faster sampling rate also enables the devices to reduce the required number of bits for the ADC process and relax the specifications for other components in the analog front-end.

The devices also offers the company's IntelliProbe feature and IntelliTune channel optimization capability. The IntelliProbe enables a continuous diagnostic link to monitor quality of the networking environment via GUI, allowing designers to debug, monitor and test their equipment.

All three devices are members of the Everest product line, and are fabricated using TSMC's 0.18?m CMOS process. They are fully compliant with the 802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3ab standards.

The MA1110 is priced at $15 each in quantities of 10,000.

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