Broadcom Corporation has announced its first 40 nanometer quad-channel 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) physical layer (PHY) devices that provide ultra low power consumption and savings. According to the company’s news release on IT News Online, the Broadcom BCM84750 series enables the convergence of 10GbE and Fibre Channel equipment in the data center supporting unified networking and storage applications, as well as high density, high bandwidth server applications.
“Utilizing Broadcom’s field proven digital signal processing (DSP) technology, the BCM84750 series of quad all-DSP 10GbE PHYs enables IT professionals to preserve their existing fiber infrastructures by providing a low cost upgrade
path from 1 Gigabit Ethernet (1GbE) to 10GbE and beyond, up to 40GbE. This unique high-speed DSP technology, coupled with the 40nm design, provides significant performance, manufacturing and reliability advantages over competing
analog solutions and will help drive the transition to 10GbE by leveraging the cost effective SFP+ standard.”