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Broadcom transceivers transmit up to 622Mbps

Posted: 26 May 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:broadcom corp.? foundry networks? terabit-capacity? cmos serdes technology? backplane?

Broadcom Corp. has released a custom three-chip serial backplane transceiver chipset for Foundry Networks' Terabit-capacity enterprise switch and metro/service provider router architecture.

The transceivers are developed using Broadcom's CMOS SerDes technology that allows cores to transmit serial data from 622Mbps up through 5Gbps and 10Gbps over a variety of links including fiber optics, copper cables, backplanes, and chip-to-chip PCB connections.

The integration of multiple 3.125Gbps SerDes channels with 7Mb of custom SRAM and over 3.5M gates in a single poly-CMOS chip eliminates over 1,500 pins and reduces power by more than 25 percent versus comparable discrete solutions.

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