LSI Shows Off 28G SerDes Transceiver with 28Gb/s Speed

LSI Demos Solution to Extends Ethernet Deployment over Copper Backplanes

by Anton Shilov
03/25/2013 | 12:00 AM

LSI Corp. has 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. 

 

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

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.

“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. 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,” said Scott Kipp, president of Ethernet Alliance and principal engineer at Brocade.