Avago Technologies has demonstrated what is claims is the industry’s first 56Gbps pulse-amplitude modulation (PAM)4 SerDes across copper backplanes and optical interconnects, targeting next-generation switches and routers. Leading OEM customers are presently designing advanced ASIC SoC solutions in 28nm and 16FF+ process technologies utilising the Avago PAM4 SerDes cores.
Avago Technologies, a supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced a unique, cost-effective polymer optical fibre (POF) based strain sensor solution for industrial applications.
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