PLX Technology Inc. is getting ready to sample the TeraPHY TN8045 10GBase-T transceiver, a quad-port physical layer (PHY) housed in a small 25mm-square package that is space-optimized to allow for 12 devices to fit side-by-side in a standard 48-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch.
The PLX TN8045 is also well-suited for a wide range of applications beyond these high-density ToR switches, including multi-port network adaptors that cater to servers, multi-port switch uplinks, and media converters.
The PLX TN8045 quad-port 10GBase-T PHY offers the same functionally and performance as the TN8044, which is housed in a larger 27mm-square package, except the TN8045 eliminates the XAUI interface.
Designed using PLX's third generation of PHY on 40nm lithography node, the TN8045 features a 10GBase-KR backplane interface, enhanced Energy Efficient Ethernet (eEEE) support, and isthe industry's only 10GBase-T PHY with on-chip MACSec security and encryption hardware, according to the company. PLX also offers the most comprehensive and proven suite of electromagnetic interference (EMI) mitigation hardware.
Pricing: Volume pricing starts at $82.00.
Availability: Scheduled to sample in May 2012.