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Quake Technologies today announced the availability of the QT2030 – a 10Gbit/sec serial-to-XAUI PHY device for Ethernet and Fibre Channel LAN and WAN applications.

Quake Technologies today announced the availability of the QT2030 – a 10Gbit/sec serial-to-XAUI PHY for Ethernet and Fibre Channel LAN and WAN applications. It includes the PMA, PCS, WIS and XGXS processing on a single chip.

The QT2030 also includes an optional WAN Interconnect Sublayer (WIS) for connecting 10Gbit/sec Ethernet and Fibre Channel islands across SONET/SDH and WDM networks. The WIS interface can be enabled or disabled, depending on the application.

The device also includes a standard two-wire interface for communicating with external EEPROM and DOM devices or XFP modules. An MDIO/MDC interface is provided for control and status of the PHY.

The QT2030 can be used in XAUI-based modules or directly on a system card interfacing to XFP modules. It is fully compliant with IEEE802.3ae-2002 10GE and INCITS/T11 10GFC standards, the XENPAK/XPAK/X2 and XFP Multi Source Agreements (MSA).

The receiver includes a built-in equaliser to recover the serial data over as much as 12 inches of standard FR-4 material. The jitter performance exceeds the SONET and XFP telecom requirements.

The QT2030 has ample margin to allow for additional jitter contribution from optics and XFP modules and supports line and loop timing for additional flexibility in SONET based network designs.

It comes with a full suite of features to optimise module and system card designs. Built-in test capability includes generators and checkers for jitter pattern and PRBS, plus enhanced link quality monitoring. These test features help speed up the development of modules and systems and eliminate the need for high-speed production test equipment.

The QT2030 is packaged in a 15×15 mm2 PBGA and is footprint compatible with existing Quake LAN products.

Sampling now, it is priced at $300 in small volumes. A complete evaluation kit is available upon request.

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