BCM8228

VariRate™ Multirate Transceiver with SONET Rate Adaptation and PM

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A highly integrated, low-power, variable-rate transceiver/mapper device that lowers the cost of data communication, telecommunication and storage services while providing fast upgrades and provisioning of these services.
 
The BCM8228 is a highly integrated, low-power, variable-rate transceiver/mapper device that lowers the cost of data communication, telecommunication and storage services while providing fast upgrades and provisioning of these services. With the Broadcom BCM8228 VariRate™ device, system original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can develop single line-card solutions that feature a host of transmission protocols and speeds from the same physical link. The BCM8228 provides interfaces at data rates ranging from 155 Megabits per second (Mb/s) up through 2.666 Gigabits per second (Gb/s). The services supported by the BCM8228 include telecom services at OC-3 (155 Mb/s), OC-12 (622 Mb/s) and OC-48 (2.5 Gb/s); datacom services at Gigabit Ethernet (1 Gb/s); and Storage Area Network (SAN) Fibre Channel services (1 and 2 Gb/s). With the all-in-one BCM8228, service providers will be able to provide new services or upgrade existing services from a single line card and can reduce their operational expenses by eliminating the need to maintain an inventory of multiple line cards for each protocol and data rate. Maintenance costs will also be lowered since all of the protocols reside within a single card versus multiple cards, reducing the amount of resources and hardware required to maintain the services.

Features

Industry's first variable-rate transceiver/mapper
 
 Enables single line-card solutions for multiprotocol datacom, telecom and storage services
 
 Low jitter generation supports GbE, 1- and 2-Gigabit Fibre Channel and OC-3/12/48 SONET/SDH Traffic

Applications

  • Add/Drop Multiplexers
  • ATM Switch Backbones
  • EDGE and Terabit Routers
  • Digital Cross Connects
  • Network Interface Cards (NICs)
  • Hubs/Repeaters
  • Transmission Equipment
     

Lifecycle Status

Active

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