Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced that its 25-Gbps Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) core in 28-nm process technology has demonstrated compliance with the Common Electrical Interface (CEI) standard for 25G Long Reach (LR). Achieving CEI-25G-LR compliance eases design of data networking applications and aligns with the push for 100G Ethernet Infrastructure to extend cloud computing, multimedia and virtualization capabilities.
Avago also announced it will demonstrate its 25G SerDes cores in backplane applications at the DesignCon 2012 exhibition in the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California from January 31 to February 1. The embedded SerDes cores are often integrated in Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) used for data communication in networking, computing and storage applications. The demonstrations, which show the Avago 25G SerDes running on over 30-inch PC board traces, will take place in the TE Connectivity booth (#411) and in the Amphenol TCS booth (#501).
“This compliance is not only another first for our SerDes cores, but it marks a significant step forward in the march to 100G Ethernet Infrastructure,” said Frank Ostojic, vice president and general manager of the ASIC Products Division at Avago. “As part of the push toward 100G, Avago is planning to use our 25G SerDes as the basis for future standard products. Capable of driving 5 meters of copper cabling at low power, the 25G SerDes is suitable for a range of applications and is now available to a larger group of customers.”
Avago Intellectual Property (IP) SerDes cores can be easily integrated due to their modular, multirate architecture, and Avago has integrated over 400 SerDes channels on a single ASIC. The 28-nm Avago SerDes cores feature a unique decision feedback equalization (DFE) architecture, resulting in a number of key performance differentiators such as low overall power, best-in-class data latency, and best-in-class jitter and crosstalk tolerance.