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Broadcom Releases Transceivers

Broadcom introduces family of high-performance CMOS 10-Gigabit transceivers for long and ultra-long haul applications

March 11, 2002

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IRVINE, Calif. -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM - news), the leading provider of integrated circuits enabling broadband communications, today announced breakthrough performance with its new-generation of X-PHY(TM) 10-Gigabit multi-rate transceivers manufactured using CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) process technology. This breakthrough performance will enable long haul and ultra-long haul equipment manufacturers to use Broadcom's CMOS-based transceivers, which in some cases reduce the size of the system by as much as 30 percent and power by 50 percent. Higher port density, lower power equipment allows telecommunications companies to address more customer applications using less physical space. Broadcom's X-PHY transceiver chipsets have a jitter generation that is 80 percent lower than the required ITU SONET specification as well as an input sensitivity performance of less than 10mV. This unmatched performance will lower the cost of transmitting signals across the fiber optic cable by allowing manufacturers to build equipment that extends the link length in long and ultra-long reach applications without sacrificing performance. These high performance transceivers also enable manufacturers to use lower cost components in short- and intermediate-reach equipment for applications such as metropolitan area networks. "We have just set the performance bar higher for all 10-Gigabit transceivers, regardless of process technology," said Marty Colombatto, Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom's Networking Business Unit. "Our third-generation X-PHY transceiver family now brings the performance, power and integration advantages of CMOS into long and ultra-long reach SONET/SDH applications." Broadcom Corp.

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