Equalizing Cable Transceiver supports 1-10.5 Gbps data rates.

Press Release Summary:

Integrating equalizer, limiting output amplifier, and pre-emphasis cable driver, Model PHY2210 handles 10 G data rates running over 15 m of 24 AWG twin ax cable. Unit requires single 3.3 V supply and can operate over temperature range of -40 to +85°C with max power dissipation of 500 mW. Provided in 5 x 5 mm QFN package, transceiver incorporates 2-wire interface required by SFP+ applications, and can be initialized and controlled by microcontroller or small EEPROM.

Original Press Release:

Phyworks Transceiver Extends Reach and Reduces Gauge of Copper Cables

The PHY2210 equalizing cable transceiver from Phyworks enables cable manufacturers to extend the reach and reduce the gauge of active copper cable assemblies supporting all standard data rates up to 10.5Gbps. Integrating a high performance equalizer, limiting output amplifier and easily adjusted pre-emphasis cable driver, the PHY2210 will handle 10G datarates running over 15m of lightweight 24AWG twin ax cable.

Provided in a 5mm x 5mm QFN package with a maximum power dissipation of only 500mW, the PHY2210 will particularly benefit SFP+ compliant active cables, where both power capacity and PCB space are limited. By integrating all receive and transmit functions in a single chip, the device will help reduce the power consumption, overall component count and cost of intra-rack, rack-to-rack and switch-to-switch data center cabling.

Incorporating the 2-wire interface required by SFP+ applications, the PHY2210 can be initialized and controlled by either a low cost microcontroller or just a small EEPROM. The ability to use the transceiver in a controller-less fashion means lower cost active cable assemblies can be achieved. The chip needs just a single 3.3V supply and can operate over the temperature range -40ºC to +85ºC. Supporting standard data rates from 1 to 10.5Gbps, the transceiver provides a single design platform for multiple protocols, helping to significantly reduce product development costs and time to market. The PHY2210 suits SFP+ active copper cables, Infiniband cables, 6.25G back planes, Fibre Channel (1G, 2G, 4G and 8G) and Ethernet (1G, 10G) networks.

The PHY2210 equalizing cable transceiver is supported by a reference module with schematics, BOM and Gerber files, SFP+ host board and GUI. Part pricing is under $5.5USD in volume.

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Heather Macdonald Tait

Phyworks Limited

Tel: +44 (0)117 344 5072

Email: heather.macdonaldtait@phyworks-ic.com.

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