Industry’s first transceiver for 10G fiber-to-the-home applications

Vitesse Semiconductor announced the VSC8479-01, a 10G transceiver integrated circuit to support both burst and continuous mode operation required for next-generation 10G-EPON Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) system deployments. This technology provides 10 times the bandwidth of existing solutions which will enable triple-play applications and services such as HDTV, VoIP, VoD and peer-to-peer networking.

The new VSC8479-01 supports both XFI and SFI module interfaces, making it ideal for XFP and SFP+ host applications alike. Boasting the industry’s smallest footprint, the 12 x 12mm package size enables increased port counts and higher densities on the system host card.

In addition to 10G-EPON system applications, the VSC8479-01 supports data rates ranging from 9.95 Gbps to 11.35 Gbps specifically for multi-rate applications including: 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE); 10G Fibre Channel (10G FC); OC-192 SONET/SDH; and optical transport networks (OTN). Superior 40mUI pk to pk jitter generation provides excellent signal quality performance for improved link margin in all applications. Additionally, the device has a full suite of BIST functions and extensive support collateral, such as various evaluation card configurations depending on the target application.

The Vitesse VSC8479 family, with over 100 design wins, is widely used in both 300-pin MSA transponder and XFP host applications. Due to the wide acceptance of 10G serial ports in Carrier and Enterprise applications, industry experts have predicted 10G port shipments will increase from one million in 2007 to seven million in 2011, a compounded growth rate in excess of 60 percent per year.

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