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Quellan claims its new chips bring PC economics to the data centre

Quellan Inc., a provider of analog processing semiconductor products, today announced a line of chips that it said ...


February 7, 2006  


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Quellan Inc., a provider of analog processing semiconductor products, today announced a line of chips that it said provides high speed interconnects to data centre equipment.

Quellan’s Lane Managers deliver multi-standard interconnect at data rates of up to 6.25Gbps over low cost cabling or chassis.

They also provide power management, channel management and impedance management and are compliant with many interconnect standards.

In addition the Lane Managers support numerous serial interconnect standards including PCI Express, FiberChannel, Infiniband, SAS, CX4 and OIF CEI.

“The increasing density and cost pressures in the data centre present a major signal integrity challenge for engineers,” said Tony Stelliga, president and CEO of the Santa Clara, Calif. company.

“Lane Manager products overcome this challenge with a Signal Integrity Firewall to ensure traffic makes it to the other end.”

Pricing starts at around US$2 per port and speed ranges from 2.5Gbps to 6.25Gbps. Optional features include single or quad port density, performance monitoring and Crosstalk cancellation.

Depending on port density and functionality, package sizes range from 3x3mm to 12x12mm.