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PLX's refresh of its 40 nanometer chip 10GBase-T


       PLX Technology has announced three new transceiver to 10 Gbit / s Ethernet copper cable, cut nearly half of the chip size and cost, while increasing product functionality and cut in half the energy consumption. 10GBase-T standard when finally seeing some market traction TN8000 parts came, the standard was approved spent about two years time. Single, dual and quad-port devices with 40-nm technology production, and support 120 meters of Category 6A cable distance. The chip provides a new low-power mode, energy saving Ethernet standard (IEEE802.3az).microchip ic They also support the Wake on LAN media access control and security of a variable or fixed delay.

 The company has recorded a PLX chip will begin sampling in February. Prices range from $ 20 per port to each port $ 40.

 The company's competitors, Broadcom, Marvell, and startup Aquantia company also sold 10Gbit / s Ethernet physical layer chip copper wire.

       PLX's new switch 8 includes a from Arista Networks - four motherboard or adapter card has been designed in accordance with 10GBASE-T connection. Earlier this year, Cisco, Emulex and HP announced support 10GBase-T link design. For its part, Intel also shows an integrated 10GBase-T transceiver, called Twinville.

       Original equipment manufacturers do not use the 10GBase-T transceiver of the first generation,nxp ic because they consume too much power. New PLX chip to send data over 30 meters, the power consumption 2.5W transmit data, transmit data more than 100 meters, the new PLX chip power consumption 3.5W.

       A market analyst recently predicted that by 2014 the next generation of 10GBase-T server chip sales in a conservative estimate of about $ 350 million. In any case, next-generation 28-nanometer chip is expected in terms of the server board is widely used.

      The long road through the market 10GBase-T caused many entrepreneurs at a relatively low valuation in mergers and acquisitions by the victims. PLX's in September 2010 to $ 036 million acquisition of Teranetics company got its technology.

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