LSI Demonstrates Efficient 28G SerDes Transceiver At OFC/NFOEC 2013

LSI Corporation today announced its first live demonstration of a 28G SerDes transceiver at the 2013 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC). The 28G SerDes solution is a serial NRZ transceiver designed for both long- and sort-reach applications and is designed to reduce networking costs by using Ethernet over copper backplanes and optical fibers.

LSI will showcase its 28G SerDes solution within the Ethernet Alliance booth along with other participating organizations focused on interoperability. The 28G SerDes transceiver covers serial rates in the range of 1.25-28.05Gb/s. It enables Ethernet 802.3bj 4x25G and 32GFC deployment over copper backplane and cables medium with its powerful yet efficient equalization technology. It also supports chip-to-optical module applications and the Ethernet 802.3ba standard.


“The LSI 28G SerDes solution will enable next-generation datacenters to keep up with networking workload demands at an affordable cost,” said Harold Gomard, director of technology and IP planning, LSI. “Today’s demonstration from LSI is aligned with the needs of next-generation networks by supporting traditional electrical and growing optical interconnects.”

“As Internet traffic continues to rise dramatically, the Ethernet Alliance has worked closely with member companies including LSI to ensure next-generation networks maintain the highest levels of interoperability,” said Scott Kipp, president, Ethernet Alliance, and principal engineer, Brocade. “From today’s emerging deployment of 100GbE to tomorrow’s 400GbE and beyond, interoperability will be more important than ever. The Ethernet Alliance remains deeply committed to ensuring the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies.”

The Ethernet Alliance’s live demo of optical 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) interoperability, which includes LSI 28G SerDes technology, can be viewed at booth 2909.

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