Camarillo, Calif.Vitesse Semiconductor Corp.'s VSC8664 is a quad Gigabit dual media Ethernet transceiver designed to improve the reliability of synchronous data transfer over IP packet-based carrier network equipment.
The latest addition to Vitesse's SimpliPHY portfolio, the VSC8664 quad Gigabit Ethernet PHY includes two recovered clock outputs, providing both primary and secondary clock references for a synchronous timing system. The VSC8664 is aimed at converged data, voice, and video applications in wired and cellular wireless systems that require Ethernet backhaul links capable of implementing high quality, timing synchronization in accordance with ITU-T Recommendation G.8261/Y.1361.
The VSC8664 supports 10/100/1000BASE-T copper and 100BASE-FX/1000BASE-X fiber media, including support for triple-speed, copper, small form-factor pluggable optical modules (SFPs). It also features a 4-pin Cisco SGMII v1.7 compliant MAC interface, and read/write multiplexer to control and status SFPs and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) modules.
The VSC8664 is offered in a 17×17 mm, 256-ball plastic BGA package with a 1mm ball pitch. The integration of copper media-side resistors, SerDes receiver decoupling capacitors, and quad read/write multiplexer allows OEM vendors to design compact synchronous Ethernet solutions.
Availability: The VSC8664 is sampling, as well as the VSC8634,a pin-compatible device with a copper-only interface.