Avago Announces 17 Gbps SerDes Performance in 65nm CMOS Process

Avago Technologies announced it has proven 17 Gbps SerDes performance in 65nm CMOS technology. Continuing its legacy of embedded SerDes leadership, Avago’s current generation represents a reduction in power and area of up to 25 percent. With close to 45 million SerDes channels shipped, Avago has established a solid track record of delivering reliable, high-performance IP and now continues to push ASIC design limits by validating 17 Gbps SerDes in 65 nm.

The modular architecture and multi-rate capability of Avago’s SerDes core is highly scalable, and flexible power management options give system manufacturers the option to reduce power by up to 40%. Ideal for Ethernet switches/routers and storage switch applications, the embedded SerDes technology will support a broad range of standards, such as PCI-Express, Fibre Channel (1GFC – 16GFC), CX-4, XAUI/ CEI-6G, XFI and 802.3ap and is suitable for both chip-to-chip and backplane applications. Avago’s ASIC technology also provides an on-chip BERT for channel bit-error optimization and an on-chip high speed scope allowing system designers to view, in the time domain, the received signal internal to the chip.

“Avago’s history of being early to market with high performance SerDes IP continues with our demonstration of a 17 Gbps core,” said James Stewart, vice president and general manager of Avago Technologies’ ASIC products division. “With proven performance in 65nm silicon, we are positioned to meet the demands of our leading edge enterprise customers for ever-increasing density and speed.”

Avago Technologies incorporates testing capabilities as early as the definition of system-level architecture and accounts for in-circuit manufacturing test, functional test, system turn-on and debug, and field diagnostics. The result is faster time to market of reliable high-bandwidth networking and storage systems.

About Avago’s ASIC Solutions
With three decades of ASIC design and manufacturing experience, Avago offers state-of-the-art hierarchical design methodology and an extensive IP portfolio. The company has a consistent record of first-pass success in the design and manufacture of these chips. These strengths facilitate rapid integration of quality, high-performance ASICs for applications including networking, storage and computing.

About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company’s products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots.

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