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Broadcom transceiver adopted by Foundry Networks

Posted: 07 May 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:broadcom? foundry networks? backplane transceiver? asic? router?

Broadcom Corp.'s custom three-chip serial backplane transceiver chipset has been selected by Foundry Networks to be used on its next-generation Terabit-capacity enterprise switch and metro/service provider router architecture. These custom ASICs are expected to enhance the performance and reliability of serial backplanes, while simplifying implementation and reducing overall system cost.

"The enormous traffic and performance demands on next-generation switch and router backplanes are bounded by strict power requirements that are driving the need for higher levels of design integration," said Robert A. Rango, VP and GM of Broadcom's Networking Infrastructure Business Unit. "By providing our field-proven serdes technology through our custom ASICs program, our key customers are able to double, and in some cases, quadruple the throughput of existing backplanes while improving system reliability and lowering power consumption."

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