BitBlitz Launches 10GigE Retimer

New octal chip targets the CX4 standard for 10Gbit/s Ethernet over copper as well as the LX4 standard for fiber

June 23, 2003

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MILPITAS, Calif. -- BitBlitz Communications, a leading innovator of high-speed communications semiconductors, today announced the industry's first 10GE (Gigabit Ethernet) Integrated Retimer tailored to the emerging CX-4 standard. The BBT3821 uses BitBlitz's patented and proven CMOS physical layer technology (CoolPHYer) with very low jitter and low power, ideal for high port count Serial I/O applications. The BBT3821 targets both module applications implementing the CX-4 electrical interface, as well as systems OEMs directly implementing CX-4. The solution is designed to have significant margin over the I/O performance requirements of the proposed CX-4 standard. CX-4 serves limited distance applications, targeting cables up to 15 meters in length. It also provides similar advantages for modules implementing the LX-4 standard, which provides for 1310nm optical solutions that drive up to 300 meters over multi-mode fiber. BitBlitz Communications Inc.

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