San Jose, Calif.NEC Electronics has introduced a serializer/deserializer (SerDes) core based on its advanced 90-nm process technology.
The core is compatible with a variety of high-performance serial interconnects, including PCI Express (PCIe) 1.0 and 2.0, Serial ATA, SCSI, XAUI and the Optical Internetworking Forum's Common Electrical Interface (CEI).
The PCIe core operates from 1.2 to 6.4- Gbits/s. According to NEC, it has one of the lowest power consumption ratings and one of the smallest core sizes in the industry. Built-in functions allow users to capture receiving data waveforms dynamically on their system boards, minimizing the design risks typically associated with SerDes technology, NEC said.
“NEC Electronics has developed a SerDes core that can be used with a number of high-speed serial interfaces, including PCI Express 2.0,” said Kats Nakazawa, general manager, digital consumer and connectivity strategic business unit, NEC Electronics America, in a statement. “The core also can be used with a wide range of packages, including a wire-bonded plastic ball grid array (BGA) and a flip-chip BGA (FCBGA). The wire-bonded package enables designers to cut packaging costs significantly.”
NEC Electronics America is accepting orders for the core.
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NEC Electronics America, 1 (800) 366-9782, www.nec.com