Inphi Issues 100GE PHY Parts

Inphi delivers industry’s first 100Gigabit Ethernet CMOS PHY solutions for next-generation line cards

September 19, 2011

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed analogue semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, today announced the availability of the industry’s first, lowest power100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) CMOS PHY solutions that support the IEEE 802.3ba standard and target next generation high density 100G line cards. Based on Inphi’s iPHY architecture, the IN112510 100GbE CMOS Gearbox (GB) and IN012525 100GbE CMOS Clock Data Recovery (CDR) chipsets will accelerate time-to-market for higher aggregate bandwidth systems while containing costs of next generation 100GbE line cards targeted for data centre and enterprise networks.

Cost-effective, energy-efficient 100GbE links will soon become essential tools for data centre and service provider networks, which are struggling to satisfy the global economy’s relentless hunger for more bandwidth. With service providers and data centres demanding technology with low power consumption, Inphi’s latest iPHY CMOS PHY solutions will enable them to easily upgrade to 100GbE networks while retaining a lower carbon footprint. By integrating multiple channels along with transmit and receive functions on a single IC, Inphi is able to double the levels of integration available from existing 100GbE PHY and CDR offerings.

“Inphi is proud to deliver on the iPHY architecture and be the first to sample the industry’s lowest power CMOS 100GbE Gearbox and CDR PHY semiconductors for line cards and modules enabling next generation 100G platforms,” said Siddharth Sheth, vice president of marketing for Inphi’s high-speed connectivity products. “Our industry-leading PHY design metrics – power, footprint, integration – position us to use these devices across data centre, enterprise and service provider applications. As the market transitions away from the power hungry and area rich SiGe technology based CFP modules towards lower power, higher density CMOS based CFP and CFP2 line cards, Inphi’s PHY offerings will enable and lead that transition.”

Inphi Corp.

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