Broadcom introduces low-power 10G physical layer device for long-haul and metro transmission in optical transport networks

Broadcom Corp., maker of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, is expanding its long-haul transmission chip portfolio with new 10 Gigabit (10G) physical layer (PHY) transceivers designed in 65 nanometer (65nm) process technology.

MARCH 30, 2010 -- Broadcom Corp., maker of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, is expanding its long-haul transmission chip portfolio with new 10 Gigabit (10G) physical layer (PHY) transceivers designed in 65 nanometer (65nm) process technology.

The Broadcom BCM8155 and BCM8157 multi-rate transceivers support data rates ranging from 8.5 Gigabits per second (Gbps) to 11.352 Gbps and feature low power consumption with industry-leading long reach jitter performance.

The BCM8155 provides additional support for Return to Zero (RZ) modulation. These next-generation Broadcom PHYs are integrated, multi-source agreement (MSA)-compliant devices that support multi-rate applications, including 8.5G Fibre Channel, OC-192 SONET/SDH, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), 10G Fibre Channel (10FC), and optical transport networks (OTNs)/OTU-2 data rates.

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