LSI Logic Demonstrates Fully Functional 6.4 Gigabits Per Second HyperPHY(R) Transceiver Core

LSI Logic Demonstrates Fully Functional 6.4 Gigabits Per Second HyperPHY(R) Transceiver Core
23.01.2004
- 6.4 Gbps transceiver technology enables ASIC and RapidChip(TM) customers to address next generation terabit platform needs for datacom, storage and telecom equipment - 6.4 Gbps Gflx(TM) (0.11-micron) HyperPHY core is ideal for use with LSI Logic's ASIC or RapidChip platforms Extending its market leadership in high-speed serial connectivity solutions, LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced availability of its 6.4 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) Gflx(TM) (0.11-micron) HyperPHY(R) transceiver core to customers seeking to increase the performance and density of their high-speed datacom, telecom, and storage systems. Using two-level signaling (NRZ), the core contains both serializer and deserializer (SerDes) circuitry and is available for customers as part of the company's CoreWare(R) library for use with LSI Logic's ASIC or RapidChip(TM) platforms. "LSI Logic is committed to bringing industry-leading connectivity solutions to market. We believe we are the first ASIC supplier to demonstrate a 6.4 Gbps DFE transceiver solution which can be easily integrated into a custom IC," said Tom Sandoval, vice president and general manager of LSI Logic's Communications Products Division. "This new addition to our HyperPHY family of products ensures we can satisfy the key decision criteria for our leading ASIC and RapidChip customers; that is performance, reliability, and flexibility." The LSI Logic 6.4 Gbps HyperPHY core has a wide operating range (1.2 Gbps to 6.4 Gbps) providing the flexibility to support a number of standard data rates including Optical Interface Forum (OIF) CEI-6, XAUI, OC-48, and STM-12 for applications including routers, LAN switches and SAN switches, etc. Offering best-in-class adaptive equalization capability, the core uses DFE (decision feedback equalization) for high-speed serial line applications, resulting in robust signal recovery and ensuring error free operation. Additional features include the ability to use a wide range of reference clock frequencies. LSI Logic 6.4 Gbps transceiver technology is designed to be backward compatible to the current Gflx (0.11 micron) 3.125 Gbps HyperPHY SerDes offering providing an easy path to increase system bandwidth. "The challenges associated with next generation terabit platforms force system designers to consider transceivers with much higher bandwidth," said Majid Bemanian, senior director of marketing, Communications Products Division, LSI Logic. "The wide operating range and two level signaling of our 6.4 Gbps HyperPHY core provides backward compatibility, enabling solutions that interoperate with existing and next generation systems." LSI Logic's ASIC, RapidChip and ASSP portfolio of products provide systems designers with unprecedented versatility for the development of communications, storage, and consumer products. Customers can design scalable and expandable customized solutions by using LSI Logic's extensive library of CoreWare IP blocks, which offer proven, easy to integrate, performance-leading cores and system solutions including GigaBlaze(R) and HyperPHY(R) high-speed standards-compliant SerDes, ARM and MIPS processors and associated systems, licensable ZSP(R) DSP cores, processor peripherals and AMBA(TM) on-chip bus structures, USB cores, Memory PHYs and Controllers, 10/100 Ethernet PHY, 10/100/Gig MACs, PCI Express, PCI, PCI-X, PCI-X 2.0, DDR, XGXS, SPI4.2 and other protocol layer IP. In addition, LSI Logic's world-class flxI/O(TM) flip chip ball grid array package family and standard package families provide cost-effective solutions that meet the needs of today's high-performance systems. About LSI Logic Corporation LSI Logic Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of communications, consumer and storage semiconductors for applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise.