Avago Technologies has announced that it has demonstrated 28-Gbps Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) performance in 40-nm CMOS process technology. The milestone equates to higher bandwidth Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) that integrate the SerDes Intellectual Property (IP), increasing the speed of data communication for servers, routers and other networking, computing and storage applications.
“Avago has an established track record of setting new performance benchmarks for embedded SerDes IP, which is closely connected to our unmatched execution in delivering first-time-right silicon,” said Frank Ostojic, Vice President and General Manager of the ASIC Products Division at Avago. “We are already working with key customers on products that will bring this 28-Gbps performance breakthrough to the wired communications market.”
Avago SerDes cores can be easily integrated due to their modular, multirate architecture. The company is able to integrate more than 200 SerDes channels or over 190 million gates on a single ASIC, with FET counts routinely in excess of four billion. The SerDes cores offer unique decision feedback equalization (DFE), resulting in lower overall power usage. Additional key differentiators include best-in-class data latency, noise immunity, jitter and crosstalk performance.