Broadcom

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Broadcom unveils gearbox ICs for modern data centres

Semiconductor company Broadcom has unveiled a new generation of gearbox PHY IC devices, the BCM82332, BCM82793 and BCM82864, designed for modern data centre and enterprise networking applications.

With the general availability of switch chips that have flexible, multi-speed port interfaces supporting 10G, 40G, 100G and emerging Ethernet speeds, new gearbox PHY solutions are needed to ensure robust signal integrity and optimise port adaption.

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Broadcom announces PAM-4 physical layer transceiver

Broadcom Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, has announced a line of high-speed 4-level Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM-4) Physical Layer transceivers (PHYs). The new PAM-4 PHYs enable transmission rates of 40/50 gigabits per second (Gb/s) serially over multiple physical media, including direct attach cables (DAC) and optical fibre.

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Systems vendors are using intelligent software to squeeze more performance from optical networks. Pauline Rigby reports on developments at OFC 2017