Vitesse single-chip transceiver IC enables next-generation 10-Gbit/s applications

July 27, 2004

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CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq:VTSS) today announced the immediate availability of the VSC8479, a 1.1 Watt, 16-bit, 9.953 Gbps to 11.3 Gbps transceiver integrated circuit. The VSC8479 provides the world's most advanced feature set for 16-bit transceivers at one half of the power of current solutions. The device has already secured design wins in the top five telecom equipment OEMs next-generation systems. This single chip solution also integrates the critical design elements needed in 300-pin transponder MSA applications. According to industry sources, demand for 10 Gbps transceivers in these applications is expected to continue to grow at a 50% CAGR through 2007.

The VSC8479 alleviates concern regarding an integrated bi-directional SerDes solution by providing exceptional crosstalk immune SONET jitter generation and tolerance performance over asynchronous transmit and receive frequency conditions. Superior optical performance is achieved by use of the programmable input signal equalization feature and a highly sensitive input receiver with offset control that eliminates the need for an external post amplifier. These advanced attributes enhance both module and line card designs by reducing required board space, and external chip count, and by extending optical link performance while reducing overall function cost by over 50%.

"The VSC8479 gives us considerable advantage in terms of functionality, power consumption, and PCB real estate in our latest range of 300-pin DWDM and tunable transponder products," said Peter Dartnell, system architect at Bookham Technology. "The enhanced feature set in a single chip solution has resulted in reduced hardware and improved packing density for the high-performance, small form factor outline."

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp.

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