Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vitesse enables breakthrough migration of legacy Fibre Channel storage hardware to 8G

CAMARILLO, USA: Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. announced the performance-leading VSC8238-02 EDC clock and data recovery (CDR) device, the newest member of its family of integrated circuits featuring Vitesse’s FlexEQ Electronic Dispersion Compensation (EDC) technology.

Delivering the most powerful signal integrity solution available on the market today, the VSC8238-02 is the industry’s only solution to meet the challenges of transmitting and recovering 8G Fibre Channel data in lossy legacy blade server backplanes and host bus adapters (HBA). Additionally, the VSC8238-02 is backward compatible with 2G and 4G Fibre Channel for legacy backplane data rate upgrades.

With growing acceptance of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), Video on Demand (VoD), Remote Data Storage, and Server Virtualization, data centers are doubling or quadrupling switching speed and data delivery by moving HBAs and blade servers to 8G Fibre Channel from 2G and 4G.

The superior performance of Vitesse’s FlexEQ technology in the VSC8238-02 allows this upgrade at both the switch and HBA ends with high confidence of first-pass design success and wide performance margins resulting in quick time-to-market and less equipment downtime once deployed.

“Vitesse’s VSC8238-02 EDC CDR solution is taking the migration of legacy Fibre Channel storage hardware to a new level,” said Gary Paules, product marketing manager for Vitesse.

“As the need to overcome bandwidth demands on the data center grows increasingly common, the ability to double or quadruple the data rate quickly and cost-efficiently has become imperative. Our new device provides field-proven 8G operation with unique backward compatibility to effectively address this critical technical challenge for the first time.”

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