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Avago Technologies announces industry's first 8-Gbit/s SFP transceiver for Fibre Channel

December 19, 2007

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Avago Technologies today announcedavailability of the industry's first 8 Gb/sec SFP optical transceivers forFibre Channel applications. The company is a leading supplier of interfacecomponents for communications, industrial and consumer applications. Withexcellent transmitter optical and electromagnetic interference (EMI)performance, the AFBR-57D5APZ doubles the bandwidth of previous FibreChannel SFP optical transceivers. The new transceiver is also compliantwith industry SFP + multi-service agreements and enables the production ofstandards-based 8 Gb/sec SAN switches, storage arrays, host bus adapters andtape drives.

"Our high-performance 8 Gb/sec Fibre Channel optical transceivers arealready in 8G storage products shipping today," said David D'Andrea,director of marketing for Avago Technologies' fiber optic products division."With high-quality products and superior service, we've aggressivelyincreased our share in the storage market with nearly two million 4 Gb/sectransceivers sold in the last twelve months. The introduction of our 8Gb/sec transceiver and work on 16Gb/sec technologies demonstrates Avago'scontinued leadership in the storage industry. Further, our internal VCSELsource supports a steady and reliable supply of SAN products."

Avago's new AFBR-57D5APZ is designed to be compliant with FC-PI-4 standardsover multimode optical fiber at signaling rates from 8.5 Gb/sec to 2.125Gb/sec without the need for external rate select inputs. It providesreal-time temperature, supply voltage, laser bias current, laser averageoutput power and received input power diagnostic information. TheAFBR-57D5APZ's digital diagnostic interface also adds the ability to disablethe transmitter, monitor for transmitter faults and monitor for receiverloss of signal.

Avago's AFBR-57D5APZ is available in link lengths up to 150 meters for 8.5Gb/sec; up to 300 meters at 4.25 Gb/sec.; and up to 500 meters at 2.125Gb/sec. It leverages all standard features and capabilities of Avago'swidely adopted 4G SFP modules, including DMI and RoHS compliance.

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