11.3 Gbps, 12 × 12 digital crosspoint switch

November 28, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Analog Devices has posted details of the ADN4612, a 12 × 12 asynchronous, protocol agnostic, digital crosspoint switch with 12 differential PECL-/CML-compatible inputs and 12 differential CML outputs.

The ADN4612 is optimised for non-return-to-zero (NRZ) signaling with data rates of up to 11.3 Gbps per port. Each port offers programmable input equalisation, loss-of-signal detection, programmable output swing, and output preemphasis/deemphasis.

The ADN4612 nonblocking switch core implements a 12 × 12 crossbar and supports independent channel switching through the serial control interface. The ADN4612 has low latency and very low channel-to-channel skew. It is packaged in an 88-lead LFCSP package and operates from −40°C to +85°C. Use it in fiber optic network switching; in 10 Gigabit Ethernet over backplane 10GBASE-KR 802.3ap designs; for XLAUI/CAUI (802.3ba); for SONET OC-192 / STM-64x and for 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×, and 10× Fibre Channel. It uses 150 mW per channel at 2.5 V (outputs enabled).

Analog Devices; http://www.analog.com/en/switchesmultiplexers/digital-crosspoint-switches/adn4612/products/product.html