Avago Technologies Unveils High-Performance 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel Transceivers for Long-Reach Storage Platforms
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Press release date: September 25, 2006
Leveraging Optics Expertise, Avago's Single-Mode Modules Ideal for Storage Replication and Campus Storage Area Networks
ECOC 2006 Booth 253
CANNES, France-Avago Technologies, the world's largest privately held semiconductor company, today announced the availability of its single-mode fiber optic transceivers targeted at 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel storage networking applications such as inter-switch links, storage replication, and other long-reach applications. Leveraging Avago's expertise in fiber optics, the small-form-pluggable (SFP) modules are RoHS-compliant and deliver superior electromagnetic interference (EMI) benefits and device performance, resulting in increased port density and faster time to market.
With a long, active history in setting industry specifications for optical standards and form factors, Avago's new single-mode AFCT-57R5APZ (4 km reach) and AFCT-57R5ATPZ (10 km reach) modules are the latest additions to the company's broad portfolio of storage transceivers. These product offerings cement Avago's position as a leading storage optics provider with a full range of products from ESCON to 2 Gb and 4 Gb single-mode and multi-mode components.
"Customers can trust Avago to deliver world-class optical components that best meet their product needs," said Adam Carter, director of marketing for Avago Technologies' Fiber Optic Products Division. "Our leadership in industry standards will continue to play a key role as our products evolve to higher data rates such as 8G and 10G."
According to RHK, an industry analyst firm, a 55 percent compound annual growth rate is expected for the 4 Gb long reach optics market by 2010. The demand for 4 Gb/s storage products continues to grow as enterprises and service providers address growing network demands, such as disaster recovery, business continuity, remote offices and significant increase in data storage requirements.
The AFCT-57R5APZ and AFCT-57R5ATPZ transceivers are compliant with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) FC-PI-2 physical layer standards, and support Fibre Channel applications at 1-, 2- and 4- Gb/s data rates. Both products are compatible with IEEE 802.3 for gigabit applications and feature integrated diagnostic monitoring interface (DMI) capabilities. Additionally, superior device performance characteristics enable lower manufacturing costs and testing requirements.
Avago's AFCT-57R5APZ is available now. The AFCT-57R5ATPZ is available through limited distribution and will be generally available in October.
More information about Avago's new 4 Gb single-mode Fibre Channel transceiver modules will be available at booth number 253 at the European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication Conference (ECOC) held in Cannes, France from Sept. 25 - 27.
About Avago's Fiber Optic Module Solutions
Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of fiber optic transceivers, with manufacturing and testing procedures that produce the industry's most reliable devices. Avago's broad portfolio of Ethernet, SONET and Fibre Channel transceivers supports all speeds, and includes transmitters and receivers for industrial and automotive applications. The company's support and order fulfillment organizations provide unmatched service and delivery worldwide. For more information, visit www.avagotech.com/fiber.
About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is the world's largest privately held semiconductor company, with approximately 6,500 employees worldwide. Avago provides an extensive range of analog, mixed-signal and optoelectronic components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. The company's products serve four end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. It is recognized for providing innovative, high-quality products along with strong customer service and the industry's best on-time delivery. Avago's heritage of technical innovation dates back 40 years to its Agilent/Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com.
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