Mux/Demux Eyes Serial Attached SCSI Systems

Jan. 1, 2004
Supporting the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) industry standard for storage system and hard disk drive interfaces, the PM8380 QuadSMX 3G Gigabit serial interconnect is a four channel, bi-directional, 2:1 multiplexer/demultiplexer operating at a 3-Gb/s

Supporting the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) industry standard for storage system and hard disk drive interfaces, the PM8380 QuadSMX 3G Gigabit serial interconnect is a four channel, bi-directional, 2:1 multiplexer/demultiplexer operating at a 3-Gb/s pace. The CMOS device boasts of advanced signal integrity, supports both 3- and 1.5-Gb/s operation, and is compliant with the SAS 1.0 and SATA I/II specs. Other features include programmable per-port transmit pre-emphasis, receive equalization with on-chip terminations, and support for auto-detect or programmable output swing level control for interfacing to SATA I, SATA II or SAS hard disk drives. Functions can be either pin-strapped or user-programmed through a serial interface. The device has a typical power consumption of 800 mW and comes in an 11 x11-mm, 100-pin CABG priced at $14 each/10K. PMC-SIERRA INC., Santa Clara, CA. (604) 415-6065.

Company: PMC-SIERRA INC.

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