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Xilinx rolls out 10Gbps FPGA transceivers

Posted: 20 Nov 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:xilinx? virtex-ii pro x? fpga? rocketio x? multi-gigabit transceiver?

Xilinx has announced the availability of its Virtex-II Pro X family of FPGAs with integrated multi-gigabit transceivers (MGTs), each supporting up to 10.3125Gbps. Incorporating up to 20 RocketIO X multi-gigabit transceivers, the FPGAs support operating ranges of 2.488Gbps to 10.3125Gbps per channel.

The company claims that its FPGAs are the first programmable ICs that can directly drive optical transceiver OC-48 SONET compliant systems and simplify SONET implementation for OC-192 data rates and above. It is also the functionally compatible extension of the Virtex-II Pro family.

The integrated 10Gbps RocketIO X transceiver includes options of 8B/10B or 64B/66B coding, 20-bit or 16-bit data path, and 20x or 16x clocking. It also offers channel bonding, and several performance tuning features, including pre-emphasis, receiver equalization, differential voltage swing, and on-chip termination. The RocketIO X transceivers are adaptive to system requirements and can be dynamically programmed via an internal configuration port.

Pricing for the XC2VPX20 device is under $120 for 50,000-unit quantities. Pricing for the XC2VPX70 device is under $750 for 25,000-unit quantities.

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