Texas Instruments Inc. has started to sample 10 signal conditioners designed to drive high-speed interface standards such as 10G/40G/100G Ethernet, 10G-KR (802.3ap), InfiniBand, Fibre Channel and CPRI.
According to TI, the 10 signal conditioners deliver the highest signal reach performance at less than 6-mW per gigabit.to combat signal impairments caused by insertion loss, jitter, reflections and crosstalk in high-speed enterprise servers, routers and switches.
Key highlights of the DS1xxDF410, DS1xxRT410 and DS100KRxxx families:
ē Extend reach to exceed 50+ inches of FR-4 backplane or 20 meters of 26-AWG copper cable
o 36-dB input EQ and 12-dB output de-emphasis (DE).
o Multi-tap decision feedback equalizer (DFE).
o Clock and data recovery (CDR) with internal clock synthesis.
o Repeaters consume 65-mW per channel; retimers with CDR consume 150-mW per channel.
ē Reduce bill of materials (BOM) cost and simplify system design
o Fully adaptive EQ simplifies link tuning.
o Internal clock synthesis avoids the need for an external reference clock.
o Built-in eye monitor and PRBS generator simplifies system debug.
o Single power supply without the need for external RF chokes.
Pricing: Suggested retail pricing for these 10 ICs ranges from $9.95 to $18 in 1,000-unit quantities.
Availability: Sampling now, with volume production scheduled for late first quarter 2012.
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