Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
docdivakar
User Rank
CEO
re: Broadcom aims to spread 100-Gbit Ethernet with single-chip solution
docdivakar   4/30/2012 11:07:32 PM
NO RATINGS
I wonder how many I/O's are on this chip's package? It would seem that the burden shifts to the mother board designer and the board costs for high speed signaling are going to make the end product quite pricey! MP Divakar

R_Colin_Johnson
User Rank
Blogger
re: Broadcom aims to spread 100-Gbit Ethernet with single-chip solution
R_Colin_Johnson   4/27/2012 6:44:32 PM
NO RATINGS
If you look at the graph carefully, you'll see it only projects 70,000 ports running at 100Gbit by 2015--so growth is 170 percent, but starting from almost zero today. Secondly, Broadcom is hedging its bets by allowing its chip to configured as 12-10 Gbit channels, which reduces the price to $62.50 per channel which will only go down as volume ramps up.

KRagh
User Rank
Rookie
re: Broadcom aims to spread 100-Gbit Ethernet with single-chip solution
KRagh   4/27/2012 6:08:27 PM
NO RATINGS
Projections like this (on dramatic increase in demand for Bandwidth) were common in 1999-2000 when Fiber optic technology peaked and collapsed. We remember the great battle between Nortel and Lucent on who gets to market the first OC768 system. Let alone OC768, even OC192 did not take off. To claim that every person on the planet needs two devices sending video is preposterous. Send what video to whom? The old battle got settled when both Nortel and Lucent collapsed due to non-existing customers. The busiest of traffic (say from NY to CA) from biggest service providers did not even need OC192 data rates. This looks like one more attempt for such a puffed up dream. If the chip costs $750 the product is likely to be a lot more expensive (think of interconnects and interfaces to various other inputs). Ultimately someone should have a need for the market to take off.

Luis Sanchez
User Rank
Rookie
re: Broadcom aims to spread 100-Gbit Ethernet with single-chip solution
Luis Sanchez   4/26/2012 11:07:15 PM
NO RATINGS
750 usd per chip ? ! that's expensive. Sounds like it's a very novel chip. Is it commercial or experimental? Well, the price will drop, no doubt but it's been sometime since I didn't hear about a chip so pricy.

chanj0
User Rank
CEO
re: Broadcom aims to spread 100-Gbit Ethernet with single-chip solution
chanj0   4/26/2012 1:20:31 AM
NO RATINGS
The bill of material of a line card will provide a good insight to how well the 100Gb network processor penetrating the market.

R_Colin_Johnson
User Rank
Blogger
re: Broadcom aims to spread 100-Gbit Ethernet with single-chip solution
R_Colin_Johnson   4/25/2012 4:35:37 PM
NO RATINGS
Broadcom aims to spread 100 gigabit per second Ethernet throughout every ISP by offering a single-chip solution to line card manufacturers, rather than requiring the half-dozen chips and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) needed to implement 100-bit Ethernet today. On thing Broadcom told be after filed this story, is the price of samples of their chip that are available today ($750.)



Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Max's BADASS Display: A Comedy of Errors
Max Maxfield
5 comments
Good grief -- where does the time go? I first determined to build my Bodacious Acoustic Diagnostic Astoundingly Superior Spectromatic (BADASS) display way back in the mists of time we used ...

<b><a href=Betajet">

The Circle – The Future's Imperfect in the Present Tense
Betajet
5 comments
The Circle, a satirical, dystopian novel published in 2013 by San Francisco-based writer Dave Eggers, is about a large, very powerful technology company that combines aspects of Google, ...

Martin Rowe

Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
Vincent Valentine is a man on a mission. He wants to make the first house to ever have a telephone into a telephone museum. Without help, it may not happen.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...