CAMARILLO, CALIF. Two 3.3-volt, 10-bit, quad Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel transceivers are available from Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. for switches, routers, hubs, host adapters, backplane interconnects and test equipment. Gigabit product marketing manager Fred Weniger said the VSC7182 and VSC7186 are second-source options to the HDMP-1682A and HDMP-1686A with better jitter performance, lower power consumption and better in-circuit testing through integrated JTAG access ports.
The transceivers operate in full-duplex mode from 1.05 to 1.36 Gbits/second. Each device dissipates 2.2 W typical and is available in a 208-pin, 23-mm ball grid array package. The unit price is $23.51 for quantities of 10,000.
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