Specific devices on the reference design include:
- Avago’s AFBR-83PDZ CXP module supports 100G Ethernet and Infiniband IB-QDR / IB-DDR / IB-SDR applications. Exceeding the electrical requirements of IEEE 802.3ba 100G (100 GBASE-SR10 and CPPI) and optical specifications for the 100G SR standard of 100m or a more aggressive 150m on OM4 fiber, the module supports the highest density data communications and interconnection applications with an aggregate bandwidth in excess of 120G. For more details, visit www.avagotech.com/pages/en/fiber_optics/parallel_optics/12-channel_parallel_optics/afbr-83pdz/.
- Vitesse’s VSC7227, the industry’s lowest power 12-channel solution, supports data rates from 155 Mbps to 14.1 G and adaptive equalization on each channel with no requirement for firmware. VSC7227 combines a high performance CTLE/DFE input receiver that can equalize more than 30dB of loss, along with a 3-tap FIR output driver with better than 18dB of de-emphasis. This combination of input equalization and output driver can close links up to 65 inches of FR4 and 20 meters of copper cable. For more information, visit www.vitesse.com/products/product.php?number=VSC7227.