Cypress Samples Single-Chip LAN PHY for 10 Gigabit Ethernet

9/26/2002 - Cypress Semiconductor announced that it is sampling POSIC10GLANTM (CY7C9548-FAC), a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) LAN PHY that enables inter-campus and intra-campus, geographically dispersed enterprise backbones and data centers to send 10 GbE directly over optical fiber up to 40 kilometers (km).

POSIC10GLAN enables the longest round-trip connection of any LAN PHY on the market (20 km under worst-case network conditions). This enables enterprises to progress to 10 GbE fiber networks, from existing lower bandwidth ATM and GbE backbones. POSIC10GLANís large buffers enable efficient network flow control, maintaining data integrity with no packet loss under increasing network congestion. POSIC10GLAN supports industry-standard interfaces with 10 GbE sixteen-bit interface (XSBI) on the line side and system packet interface (SPI-4.2) on the system side.

"The need for low-cost, high-bandwidth enterprise backbones will drive 10 GbE deployment," said Gahan Richardson, senior product marketing manager of Cypressís Data Communications Division. "Reliability is key to 10 GbE over fiber. POSIC10GLAN, with its large buffers and efficient flow control, enables flexible network architectures with guaranteed zero packet loss."

"Cypress's POSIC10GLAN provides a big boost to 10 GbE in the enterprise," said Christopher Norris, vice president of Cypressís Data Communications Division. "It enables companies to easily extend their Ethernet networks across widely dispersed campuses. It provides enterprise backbone connectivity at high bandwidth and low cost."

Product Availability and Pricing
Samples of POSIC10GLAN (CY7C9548-FAC ) are available now in a 624-pin BGA. Prices range from $240 per 1,000 units to $155 in volume.

About Cypress
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: CY) is Connecting From Last Mile to First MileTM with high-performance solutions for personal, network access, enterprise, metro switch, and core communications-system applications. Cypress ConnectsTM using wireless, wireline, digital, and optical transmission standards, including Bluetooth, USB, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, Gigabit Ethernet, and DWDM. Leveraging its process and system-level expertise, Cypress makes industry-leading physical layer devices, framers, and network search engines, along with a broad portfolio of high-bandwidth memories, timing technology solutions, and programmable microcontrollers.

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