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Posted: August 19, 2008

Avago Demonstrates 20Gbps Performance in 40nm Silicon

(Nanowerk News) Avago Technologies today announced that it has demonstrated 20 Gbps SerDes performance in 40nm CMOS technology. Continuing its legacy of embedded SerDes leadership, Avago’s 40nm cores represent its seventh generation of high performance SerDes IP. With over 60 million SerDes channels shipped, Avago has a proven history of delivering reliable, high-performance ASICs and now achieves another milestone by measuring 20 Gbps SerDes in TSMC’s 40 nm CMOS process.
Ideal for data center applications, the embedded SerDes technology will support a broad range of standards, such as PCI Express, Fibre Channel, XAUI, CEI-11G, XFI, 802.3ap (KR), and SFI and is suitable for chip-to-chip, board-to-board, chasis-to-chasis, and backplane implementations. Inherently flexible due to its modular architecture and multi-rate capability, Avago’s SerDes IP also offers power management options which are vital in today’s energy-sensitive data center environments.
“Avago’s ongoing leadership in embedded SerDes has enabled our steady growth in the networking, storage, and computing markets,” said Frank Ostojic, vice president and general manager of Avago Technologies’ ASIC products division. “With our early demonstration of SerDes IP in leading-edge CMOS technology, Avago can enable our customers to meet the speed, throughput, and power requirements that their marketplaces demand.”
“Avago and TSMC have had a decades-long relationship marked by Avago’s early introduction of key IP in advanced processes,” said Rick Cassidy, President, TSMC North America. “The ongoing cooperation and collaboration between our companies has resulted in a history of success, reflected most recently by Avago’s achievement in our 40G process.”
About Avago’s ASIC Solutions
With three decades of ASIC design and manufacturing experience, Avago offers leading edge hierarchical design methodology and design-for-test capability. The company has a consistent record of first-pass success in the design and manufacture of these chips. These strengths, combined with its leading-edge SerDes IP portfolio, facilitate rapid integration of quality, high-performance ASICs for applications including networking, storage and computing.
About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at
Source: Avago Technologies
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