Avago Technologies Demonstrates 32G SerDes Performance in 28nm CMOS

Latest Milestone Extends Avago’s Leadership in SerDes IP for ASICs and ASSPs

SAN JOSE, Calif., and SINGAPORE,  July 16, 2013

Avago Technologies (NASDAQ: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications, today announced that its 28nm Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) core has achieved 32 Gbps performance while withstanding up to 40 dB of channel loss. This latest SerDes core not only redefines the data rate feasibility for chip-to-chip, portside and backplane interfaces, but also reflects Avago’s ongoing commitment to offer leading-edge solutions for data center and enterprise applications.

“Avago has now shipped over 350 million embedded SerDes channels in high performance ASICs and ASSPs,” said Frank Ostojic, vice president and general manager of the ASIC/ASSP Products Division at Avago. “With our latest SerDes milestone, Avago continues to provide early access to IP that enables the development of products that meet today’s requirements for ever increasing bandwidth.”

“By achieving 32G performance, Avago provides further evidence of the robustness of its SerDes technology,” said Jag Bolaria, senior analyst at The Linley Group. “Standards continue to evolve in response to the demands for increased data rates at low power. Having demonstrated this level of performance now, Avago is prepared to address future specifications.”

Avago Intellectual Property (IP) SerDes cores can be easily integrated due to their modular, multi-rate architecture, and Avago has integrated over 400 SerDes channels on a single ASIC. The 28-nm Avago SerDes cores feature a unique decision feedback equalization (DFE) architecture, resulting in a number of key performance differentiators such as low overall power, best-in-class data latency, and best-in-class jitter and crosstalk tolerance.

Avago has an established history of delivering on-time, reliable, high-performance ASICs. Three decades of design experience, state-of-the art hierarchical design methodology, and an IP portfolio covering multiple standards form the company’s foundation for supplying complex ASICs to the wired communications market. The broad Avago SerDes portfolio supports a wide range of industry specifications such as PCI Express, Fibre Channel, XAUI, CEI, 10GBASE-KR, SFI, and IEEE 802.3ba, thus providing the flexibility to address optical, copper and backplane applications.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems with a focus in III-V compound semiconductor design and processing. Backed by an extensive portfolio of intellectual property including approximately 4,200 patents and pending applications, Avago products serve three primary target markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, and industrial and other. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 50 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. For more information, visit Avago’s website: www.avagotech.com.

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