The RocketPHYer family of multi-gigabit, physical layer transceiver application specific standard products (ASSPs) for high-performance serial communications applications are fabricated using CMOS foundries. Designed to provide a seamless migration path to the company's integrateable IP solutions, the ASSPs feature serial data channel rates of 1.25 to 3.125 Gb/s and higher. They can be used for applications such as Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Serial Backplane, InfiniBand, and the emerging 10-Gb/s Ethernet, IEEE 802.3ae standard. The RC5210 is the first of these physical layer transceivers (PHYs). It is a 2.5 Gb/s, single-port serializer/deserializer device, fabricated in a 0.25-mm CMOS logic process. It is designed for ultra high-speed, bi-directional point-to-point or serial backplane applications and integrates transmitter, receiver, clock synthesis, and clock-data recovery circuits on a monolithic chip. The on-chip PLLs function with channel data rates of 1.0625, 1.25, 2.125, and 2.5 Gb/s. Operating on a single 2.5-V supply, operating power is 250 mW typical at 1.25 Gb/s, or 350 mW at 2.5 Gb/s. The RC5210 is offered in a 100-lead QFP with volume production scheduled for the second quarter of 2001.
Company: ROCKETCHIPS INC.
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