Avago, Xilinx Streamline 10GigE

Avago Technologies and Xilinx have completed interoperability testing

March 8, 2011

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SAN JOSE, Calif., and SINGAPORE -- Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO), and Xilinx, Inc., (Nasdaq: XLNX), today announced completion of interoperability testing between Xilinx Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs and Avago SFP+ and QSFP+ optical transceiver modules. The testing proves the design and interoperability of 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports using optical interfaces from Avago with the market-leading transceiver jitter performance of Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs.

"Xilinx Virtex-6 HXT FPGA with integrated GTH transceivers was designed to meet the demanding jitter requirements for the 10 Gbps optical interfaces. The superior jitter performance enables us to support Avago's 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ optical module connectivity without the need for external retimers," said Nick Possley, Director of Wired Communications at Xilinx.

"Xilinx designed the GTH transceivers in Virtex-6 HXT devices to be optimized for demanding optical interfaces, and the proof of that effort is evident in our ability to support 10 Gigabit SFP+ Ethernet optical ports up to 300 meters for 10GBase-SR using modules from Avago."

"We are pleased to offer Virtex-6 FPGA designers the option of using proven high-quality, high-performance SFP+ optics from Avago," said Victor Krutul, Director of Marketing for the Fiber Optics Product Division at Avago. "System engineers can now design with confidence when developing systems using high-bandwidth optical interconnects and Xilinx FPGAs."

Avago Technologies Pte.

Xilinx Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX)

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