Live Demo at DesignCon Shows Building Blocks for Higher Density, Lower
BURLINGTON, ON, Jan. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Enabling next-generation 100Gb/s
networks, Gennum Corporation (TSX: GND) today announced a demonstration
of active copper cables using Gennum's 25-28Gb/s CDRs at the DesignCon
2012 Exhibition, January 31 - February 1, in Santa Clara (booth #741).
The demonstration will feature Gennum's GN2425 and GN2426 module clock
and data recovery (CDR) integrated circuits communicating over a
6-meter copper cable operating at 25-28Gb/s. The link is comprised of
host board traces, module board traces, a Molex zQSFP+ interconnect
system and a 6-meter 26 AWG copper cable. The cable alone has
approximately 20dB of loss at the Nyquist data rate. Using Gennum's
CDRs to transmit and receive the signal at either end of the cable, the
link is able to operate at a bit-error-rate (BER) of less than 1E-15.
As global Internet traffic is expected to multiply over the coming
years, significantly more bandwidth will be required, driving the need
for large-scale network upgrades. Gennum's GN2425 and GN2426 are
designed to support 25-28Gb/s data streams for next-generation 100Gb/s
fiber-optic modules, line cards and direct-attach copper
cables using emerging module form factors such as 28G-QSFP+ and CFP2.
They provide exceptional jitter performance with low power consumption.
By resetting the jitter budgets within the link in both the transmit and
receive directions, Gennum's CDRs enable robust operation for new
systems such as 4x25G active copper cables, active optical cables and
pluggable optical modules.
"Active cables offer several benefits for system designers," said Ed
Frlan, Senior System Architect in Gennum's Mixed Signal & Optical
Products Division. "They offer optimal reach and power while
simplifying the design of the high-speed serial link between the host
ASIC and the cable connector."
The live demo at the Gennum booth (booth 741) of the DesignCon 2012
Exhibition in Santa Clara demonstrates the availability of key building
blocks enabling a system or equipment manufacturer to begin
manufacturing higher density and lower power 100Gb/s networks.
About Gennum Corporation
Gennum Corporation (TSX: GND) designs innovative semiconductor solutions
and intellectual property (IP) cores for the world's most advanced
consumer connectivity, enterprise, video broadcast and data
communications products. Leveraging the company's proven optical,
analog and mixed-signal products and IP, Gennum enables multimedia and
data communications products to send and receive information without
compromising the signal integrity. A recognized award-winner for
advances in high definition (HD) broadcasting, Gennum is headquartered
in Burlington, Canada, and has global design, research and development
and sales offices in Canada, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico,
Taiwan, the United States and the United Kingdom. www.gennum.com.
Gennum and the Gennum logo are trademarks of Gennum Corporation. All
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