Irvine, Calif.In an effort to accelerate the mass adoption of 10GbE, Solarflare Communications has begun sampling the industry's first 40nm quad-port 10GBASE-T PHY chip.
Solarflare's fourth-generation PHY, the SFT9104, has passed testing on links up to 100 meters, meeting a critical requirement in the 10GBASE-T standard for broad deployment.
According to Solarflare, the SFT9104 achieves 100-meter reach at one-third the power consumption of competitive products. Under normal 100 meter operation, the SFT9104 consumes just 2.5 watts per port. The chip has multiple data center power modes, including a 1.5-W low power and latency mode for in-the-rack applications.
The SFT9104 is fully backwards compatible with both 1000BASE-T and 100BASE-TX, enabling seamless integration while preserving investments in existing infrastructures.
Availability: Sampling now to key customers; production schedule for fourth quarter of 2010.
Solarflare Communications, www.solarflare.com