TI Announces GigE Transciever

Eight-port Gigabit Ethernet transciever has industry's lowest power consumption, company claims

December 19, 2002

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DALLAS -- Providing greater efficiency and scalability for high-speed backplanes, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced a new eight-port Gigabit Ethernet transmitter-receiver that reduces power consumption by 20 percent over comparable devices. Designed for flexibility, the new highly integrated transceiver provides an easy-to-use solution that promotes system cost savings of at least 30 percent over comparable devices in serial backplanes, switches and routers operating at Gigabit Ethernet speeds. (See http://www.ti.com/sc0230 for more information.) TI's new TLK2208 eight-port Gigabit Ethernet transceiver is based on a 0.18-micron CMOS manufacturing process that lowers power consumption to a maximum of 162 milliwatts (mW) per channel at 1.25-gigbits per second (Gbps). By comparison, single-channel devices operating at this speed typically consume 200 mW and require more than three times the space for the same number of channels. As the lowest-power octal device available, the TLK2208 not only saves power in operation, but also creates less heat than competing solutions, permitting a greater concentration of channels in the same board space. Texas Instruments Inc.

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