Quake Technologies launches QT2030, a 10-Gbit/s serial-to-XAUI PHY for Ethernet and Fibre Channel local and wide area networks

June 7, 2004

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OTTAWA -- Quake Technologies, Inc., the leading supplier of 10Gb/s physical layer ICs, today announced availability of the QT2030, a 10Gb/s serial-to-XAUI PHY for Ethernet and Fibre Channel local and wide area networks (LAN/WAN). The QT2030 builds on Quake's success with existing LAN PHY components and includes an optional WAN Interconnect Sublayer (WIS) for connecting 10Gb/s Ethernet and Fibre Channel islands across SONET/SDH and WDM networks.

10Gb/s Ethernet ports are proliferating across corporate LAN and metro networks. With this expansion comes the requirement to send the 10Gb/s LAN traffic across the existing global SONET/SDH and WDM infrastructure. The standard for 10Gb/s Ethernet over WAN was ratified as part of the IEEE802.3ae-2002 initiative. This standard allows Ethernet users to utilize SONET/SDH and WDM networks as transport, while maintaining the attractive low cost structure of Ethernet.

The QT2030 provides a single-chip solution for both the LAN and the WAN clients. The excellent jitter margin of the QT2030, combined with Quake's experience in delivering three generations of 10Gb/s serial-to-XAUI products, enables the deployment of optical modules and systems that achieve very robust link performance.

"The QT2030 is our most versatile product yet," said Petre Popescu, CTO and co-founder of Quake Technologies. "Our customers can design one module or system card that can carry any serial 10GE traffic and take advantage of an easy migration path from our existing LAN-only products. The industry leading SONET-compliant jitter performance of the QT2030 ensures seamless operation with the SONET/SDH and WDM infrastructure."

Quake Technologies Inc.

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