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Avago Technologies introduces Vortex Gearbox family of 28nm CMOS 100G Ethernet/OTN PHYs

Avago Intros Gearbox for 100G

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SAN JOSE, Calif. and SINGAPORE -- Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications, today announced its new Vortex Gearbox™ family of Physical Layer Transceiver (PHY) devices supporting Ethernet and Optical Transport Networking (OTN). These devices feature Avago’s proven 28nm CMOS SerDes technology that has demonstrated compliance with IEEE CAUI and various Common Electrical Interface (CEI) standards that include CEI-11G-SR, CEI-25G-LR, and CEI-28G-VSR. The Vortex Gearbox devices also incorporate Avago’s unique proprietary Decision Feedback Equalization (DFE) architecture providing low overall power consumption, low data latency and best-in-class jitter and crosstalk performance.

“The wired communications semiconductor market has become increasingly concentrated. On the basis of its proven SerDes technology and broad portfolio of ASICs, ASSPs, IP and optics, Avago enters the PHY ASSP market with instant credibility,” said Jag Bolaria, senior analyst at The Linley Group. “The features included in this first member of Avago’s new Vortex Gearbox family of customer channel products meet or exceed the requirements in both backplane and portside applications.”

"With over 250 million SerDes channels shipped over the past decade, Avago has established a record of developing leading-edge embedded SerDes cores for high performance ASICs," said Frank Ostojic, vice president and general manager of Avago’s ASIC Products Division. "Building on this foundation, we now offer the AVSP-1104, the first product in the Vortex Gearbox family. We are delivering 100GbE solutions now and will enable designers to create systems incorporating serial communication at rates greater than 28Gbps in the near future.”

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