Altera ships 28nm Stratix V FPGAs for 16GFC
Altera is shipping in volume its Stratix V FPGAs which offer 14.1Gbit/s transceiver bandwidth.
The FPGAs are capable of supporting the latest generation of the Fibre Channel protocol (16GFC) now being deployed in backplanes, switches, data centres, cloud computing applications and test systems.
Altera has been sampling the 28nm FPGAs for a year.
The high speed transceivers incorporate equalisation circuit blocks, including low-power CTLE (continuous time linear equalisation), DFE (decision feedback equalisation), and a variety of other signal conditioning features for optimal signal integrity to support backplane, optical module, and chip-to-chip applications.
"This advanced signal conditioning circuitry enables direct drive of 10GBASE-KR backplanes using Stratix V FPGAs," said the supplier.
Supporting the latest version of the Fibre Channel protocol, 16GFC, the transceivers provide a dedicated mode for implementing the XAUI interface that is available for 16GFC, enabling the efficient implementation of the entire interface in a single device.