Photo Release -- Avago Technologies Introduces Vortex Gearbox Family of 28nm CMOS 100G Ethernet/OTN PHYs

Photo Release -- Avago Technologies Introduces Vortex Gearbox Family of 28nm
CMOS 100G Ethernet/OTN PHYs

Industry's Longest Reach 10:4 Gearbox Withstanding up to 32dB of Channel Loss
Now Being Sampled at Large Networking Equipment OEMs

SAN JOSE, Calif. and SINGAPORE, Dec. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avago
Technologies (Nasdaq:AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components
for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications, today announced its new
Vortex Gearbox™ family of Physical Layer Transceiver (PHY) devices supporting
Ethernet and Optical Transport Networking (OTN). These devices feature Avago's
proven 28nm CMOS SerDes technology that has demonstrated compliance with IEEE
CAUI and various Common Electrical Interface (CEI) standards that include
CEI-11G-SR, CEI-25G-LR, and CEI-28G-VSR. The Vortex Gearbox devices also
incorporate Avago's unique proprietary Decision Feedback Equalization (DFE)
architecture providing low overall power consumption, low data latency and
best-in-class jitter and crosstalk performance.

Vortex Gearbox

A photo accompanying this release is available at

Vortex Gearbox AVSP-1104 Device Production-ready

The Vortex Gearbox AVSP-1104 is a single-chip PHY IC designed for high-density
100G Ethernet and OTN applications. The device is ideal for driving both
backplane and portside applications. Key features include:

  *Long reach performance withstanding up to 32dB of channel loss
  *Hole-free operation from 1-28 Gbps
  *Gearbox functionality for full-duplex conversion offour lanes (4x25 Gbps,
    4x28 Gbps) toten lanes (10x10 Gbps, 10x11 Gbps)
  *Option for configuration as a retimer function for full-duplex
    transmission of ten lanes
  *Programmable Tx/Rx equalization of all SerDes interfaces
  *Bit Error Rate (BER) of 1e-20
  *Easy-to-use diagnostic software for remote debugging

"The wired communications semiconductor market has become increasingly
concentrated. On the basis of its proven SerDes technology and broad portfolio
ofASICs, ASSPs, IP and optics,Avagoenters the PHY ASSP market with instant
credibility," said Jag Bolaria, senior analyst at The Linley Group. "The
features included in this first member of Avago's new Vortex Gearbox family of
customer channel products meet or exceed the requirements in both backplane
and portside applications."

"With over 250 million SerDes channels shipped over the past decade, Avago has
established a record of developing leading-edge embedded SerDes cores for high
performance ASICs," said Frank Ostojic, vice president and general manager of
Avago's ASIC Products Division. "Building on this foundation, we now offer the
AVSP-1104, the first product in the Vortex Gearbox family. We are delivering
100GbE solutions now and will enable designers to create systems incorporating
serial communication at rates greater than 28Gbps in the near future."


Samples of the AVSP-1104 are available now in 320-pin fcBGA package. Contact
your local Avago Technologies sales representative for pricing.

Further information on the Avago Vortex Gearbox AVSP-1104 device is available
online at

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for
wireless, wireline, and industrial 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 approximately 40,000 end
customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products
serve three diverse end markets: wireless communications, wired
infrastructure, industrial and automotive electronics. Avago has a global
employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 50 years to
its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at

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