-- Customers leverage LSI Logic's experience in high-speed serial interconnect to get to market quickly with 4.25 Gbps Fibre Channel disk drive, host bus adapter and switching applications -- Ideal for integration into LSI Logic ASIC design or RapidChip(TM) platform design
MILPITAS, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Extending its market leadership in high-speed serial interconnect, LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced it is currently demonstrating a 4.25 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) GigaBlaze(R) Gflx(TM) SerDes core to customers seeking to get to market quickly with Fibre Channel disk drives, host bus adapter and switching applications. Offering lower power consumption with low-cost wire bond packaging capability, the 4.25 Gbps GigaBlaze core contains both serializer and deserializer (SerDes) circuitry and is immediately available for customers as part of the company's Gflx(TM) 0.11-micron process technology CoreWare(R) library (http://www.lsilogic.com/products/coreware/core_library.html ). The core is ideal for use with LSI Logic's ASIC or RapidChip(TM) platforms.
"Shipments of disk drives for enterprise applications that connect with a high speed serial interface are expected to comprise around 70% of all enterprise shipments in 2006," said Dave Reinsel, Research Manager for Storage Mechanisms at industry analyst firm IDC. "Employing an integrated SerDes, such as LSI Logic's GigaBlaze core, is a key success factor in supplying silicon in this market."
The LSI Logic GigaBlaze Gflx core supports data rates from 1.0625 to 4.25 Gbps and is optimally designed for use as a physical layer for high-speed protocols including Fibre Channel, PCI Express and 10 Gigabit Ethernet standards. Multiple GigaBlaze cores can be integrated into a single system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution. Combined with other LSI Logic standards-based cores such as the PCI Express Link and ARM(R) processor, the GigaBlaze core enables a new approach to high-performance, single-chip solutions for increased product differentiation and reduced chip count, power and cost.
"LSI Logic has a solid foundation with five generations of our highly successful GigaBlaze transceiver cores," said Dave Jones, vice president and general manager of the Storage and Computing ASICs group at LSI Logic Corporation. "This foundation allowed us to optimally address the rising demand for reliable, standards-compliant, high-bandwidth connections. The 4.25 Gbps GigaBlaze core offers low power, physical layer support and unprecedented flexibility for interface standards such as Fibre Channel."
Customer designs are now underway using the GigaBlaze Gflx core for 4.25 Gbps Fibre Channel applications. The core is designed to take full advantage of the high performance electrical features of the LSI Logic family of standard packages, providing exceptional signal integrity. LSI Logic has a full family of wire bond and flip chip packages (http://www.lsilogic.com/products/asic/packaging/index.html ).
LSI Logic offers unprecedented versatility for ASIC/SoC/Platforms and standard products for the communications, consumer and storage markets. Customers can design scalable and expandable customized solutions by making use of LSI Logic's extensive library of CoreWare(R) IP blocks, including GigaBlaze(R) and HyperPHY(TM) high-speed SerDes, 10/100 Ethernet PHY, 10/100/Gig/10Gig MACs, XGXS, PCI Express, PCI, PCI-X, PCI-X 2.0, DDR, ARM and MIPS processors, AMBA peripherals and pre-integrated CoreWare subsystems based on these IP blocks. In addition, LSI Logic's world-class flxI/O(TM) flip chip ball grid array package family and standard package families provide cost-effective, high performance solutions.
About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of communications, consumer and storage semiconductors for applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035. http://www.lsilogic.com .
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