Cortina's New 15g CDR and Backplane PHY Leads Industry in Performance, Density and Low Power
SUNNYVALE, CA, Jan 22, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Cortina Systems, Inc. (Cortina(R)), delivering innovative
technologies that link people and networks worldwide, today announced
the industry leading CS4224, a 16-port backplane PHY, and CS4221, a
10-port CDR, both supporting data rates up to 15Gbps. While keeping
within a 15x15mm footprint, the CS4224 supports a wide operating
frequency range of 1Gbps to 15Gbps and delivers equalization
capability that significantly exceeds the requirements of industry
standards such as 10GBase-KR and 40GBase-KR4. Both devices support
the rates for all major high speed interconnect standards including
1GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE, Infiniband, Fibre Channel, SAS, SATA,
OC-192, and SONET and are targeted to backplane equalization, cable
driver, and other signal retiming applications.
"System vendors are looking for high performance and integration,
while meeting power and size requirements," said Scott Feller,
director at Cortina Systems, Inc. "28nm technology allowed Cortina to
develop a PHY with high feature integration while improving the
performance and power. The device is designed with innovative power
scaling which enables a competitive solution for applications ranging
from simple CDR to high performance backplane equalization."
"Performance, power and density, are all critical for system vendors
developing today's high density data center, storage and HPC
solutions and Cortina's new 28nm products address all three factors,"
commented Dale Murray, Principal Analyst at LightCounting, a leading
optical communications market research company. "Designers also want
to simplify layouts from their ASIC to their optic or copper ports.
With equalization on both sides of the device, integrated crossbar
switching and full standards compliance, these devices can drive most
anything up to 15Gbps with high port count."
The CS4224 PHY functionality supports sixteen links that can operate
at up to 15G. The device has a wide operating frequency range
covering 1GbE, 10GbE, 1G FC, 2G FC, 4G FC, 8G, 10G FC, 16G FC,
Infiniband SDR, DDR, QDR and FDR, and CPRI Options 1 to 7. The device
has an equalizer that exceeds the requirements for backplane
standards such as 10/40GBase-KR/KR4 and copper cable specs such as
40GBase-CR4. The fully autonomous device does not require external
processors to control the convergence or dynamic adaption of the
The CS224 includes an integrated 2x2 switch, eliminating the need for
an external crossbar device for redundant backplane applications. The
integrated switch functionality supports 1+1 protection switching and
broadcast functionalities. The CS4224 has integrated AC coupling
capacitors and supports reference clock free operation to reduce
overall system BOM cost. The device also includes capabilities such
as real time eye monitoring, PRBS generators and checkers, hardware
interrupt, and GPIO pins for test and debug purposes.
The Cortina CS4224 and CS4221 devices are currently sampling.
About Cortina Systems
Cortina Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of
high-performance communications semiconductor solutions enabling next
generation network connectivity and efficient bandwidth delivery from
the core network to the home network. Our broad product portfolio
includes carrier-class semiconductor devices for next generation
optical transport and passive optical network systems, as well as
data center connectivity and digital home solutions. For more
information, please visit www.cortina-systems.com.
Cortina Systems, Inc.
SOURCE: Cortina Systems
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