10 Gigabit/sec transceiver

Broadcom has introduced a low power, multi-rate serial 10 Gigabit/sec transceiver targeted at networking equipment manufacturers.

Broadcom has introduced a low power, multi-rate serial 10 Gigabit/sec transceiver that enables networking equipment manufacturers to standardise on a single chip design supporting both Very Short Reach (VSR) and Long Reach (LR) optical link applications.

The BCM8152 is a fully integrated, Multi Source Agreement (MSA) compatible, multi-rate transceiver that operates at high speed transmission rates supporting OC-192/STM-64, 10 Gigabit/sec Ethernet, 10 Gigabit/sec Fibre Channel or one of the supported forward error correction (FEC) rates (10.664, 10.709, 11.095 and 11.318 Gbit/sec).

With low jitter generation of 200 femtoseconds (or 2mUI RMS), the BCM8152 provides ample margin for designs required to meet the ITU and Telcordia maximum limit of 10mUI RMS for jitter generation.

Samples of the BCM8152 are currently available. Production is scheduled for July 2004 with large volume pricing at $91 each.

Reference designs for BCM8152 XFP applications are also available to accelerate time-to-market for low-cost line card and interconnect solutions based on the XFP module specification. The XFP reference design includes an evaluation board, reference schematics, a user manual, and software with a graphical user interface (GUI).

A standard BCM8152 evaluation board is also available for evaluation.

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