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Transceiver Extends Reach and Reduces Gauge of Copper Cables

Thu, 02/11/2010 - 6:05am

equalizing transceiverThe PHY2210 equalizing cable transceiver from Phyworks is asserted to enable 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 pre-emphasis cable driver, the PHY2210 will handle 10G datarates running over 15 m of lightweight 24AWG twin ax cable. Provided in a 5 mm x 5 mm QFN package with a maximum power dissipation of only 500 mW, 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 two-wire interface required by SFP+ applications, the PHY2210 can be initialized and controlled by either a low cost MCU 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.

Phyworks
44 (0) 117 334 5072, www.phyworks-ic.com 
 

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