Cypress samples single-chip LAN PHY for 10GE

9 October 2002 -- Cypress Semiconductor Corporation is sampling a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) LAN PHY called POSIC10GLAN (CY7C9548-FAC), that enables inter-campus and intra-campus, geographically dispersed enterprise backbones and data centers to send 10GbE directly over optical fibre up to 40km.

9 October 2002 -- Cypress Semiconductor Corporation is sampling a 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN PHY called POSIC10GLAN (CY7C9548-FAC), that enables inter-campus and intra-campus, geographically-dispersed enterprise backbones and data centers to send 10GbE directly over optical fibre up to 40km.

The solution enables the longest round-trip connection of any LAN PHY on the market (20km under worst-case network conditions). This enables enterprises to progress to 10 GbE fiber networks, from existing lower bandwidth ATM and GbE backbones.

POSIC10GLAN's large buffers enable efficient network flow control, maintaining data integrity with no packet loss under increasing network congestion. POSIC10GLAN supports industry-standard interfaces with 10 GbE sixteen-bit interface (XSBI) on the line side and system packet interface (SPI-4.2) on the system side.

"The need for low-cost, high-bandwidth enterprise backbones will drive 10GbE deployment," said Gahan Richardson, senior product marketing manager of Cypress's Data Communications Division. "Reliability is key to 10GbE over fiber. POSIC10GLAN, with its large buffers and efficient flow control, enables flexible network architectures with guaranteed zero packet loss."

Product Availability and Pricing
Samples of POSIC10GLAN (CY7C9548-FAC ) are available now in a 624-pin BGA. Prices range from USD240 per 1,000 units to USD155 in volume.

For more information, visit www.cypress.com/products/oc192_registration.cfm

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