Manufactured with 28 nanometer lithography in a 17mm x17mm package footprint, the 88X5111 is a fully integrated single chip Ethernet transceiver that performs all physical layer functions required for 100Gbps Ethernet Gearbox functionality, and drives 100Gbps full duplex transmission, over a variety of media. Its MLG functionality aligns with OIF MLG 2.0 specifications, enabling aggregation of 10 independent streams of 10Gbps Ethernet or two independent streams of 40Gbps Ethernet to be multiplexed onto a 4x25Gbps stream. The 8X5111 also connects to a Media Access Control (MAC) or switch over a 10x10Gbps CAUI-10 link on its host interface. These transit drive and receiver equalization capabilities significantly exceed CAUI-10 requirements and meet 10GBase-KR specifications. The line interface of the 88X5111 is fully compliant to the IEEE 802.3BJ standard that defines the physical layer specifications for 100Gbps operation over backplanes and copper cables. The device supports the RS-FEC feature, as well as auto-negotiation and coefficient training protocol required by the 802.3BJ standard. Additionally, internal registers can be accessed via a management data input/output serial management interface, which is compliant with IEEE 802.3 specification. The device includes internal PRBS generators, and Ethernet packet generators and loopbacks to assist with testing and debugging.
Key features of Marvell's 88X5111:
- Long reach line Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) capable of compensating an Insertion Loss of up to 30dB without FEC
- Integrated Reed-Solomon FEC capable of driving 100G-CR4 cables, 100G-KR4 backplanes and 100G-SR4 optical modules
- MLG 2.0 Gearboxing functionality enabling aggregation of 10 independent 10GbE streams or two independent 40GbE streams to a 4x25G pipe
- Integrated IEEE auto-negotiation and training protocol enabling seamless interoperability with IEEE-compliant devices from other vendors
- Fully autonomous equalizer adaptation
For further information about Marvell's 88X5111 and the rest of the Marvell Alaska family of Ethernet PHY transceivers, visit: http://www.marvell.com/transceivers/.
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