At the Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) conference in San Diego this week, Intel’s Programmable Solutions Group is showcasing 58Gbps transceiver technology integrated on the Intel Stratix 10 TX FPGA.
Intel's first field programmable gate array (FPGA) with 58Gbps PAM4 transceiver technology is now shipping in volume production and enables 400Gb Ethernet deployment.
This technology doubles transceiver bandwidth performance when compared to traditional solutions. It is critical for applications where high bandwidth is essential, such as networking, cloud and 5G applications, optical transport networks, enterprise networking, cloud service providers, and 5G. By supporting dual-mode modulation, 58Gbps PAM4 and 30Gbps NRZ, new infrastructure can reach 58Gbps data rates while staying backward-compatible with existing network infrastructure.
Intel Stratix 10 TX FPGAs provide up to 144 transceiver lanes with serial data rates of 1 to 58Gbps. This combination delivers a higher aggregate bandwidth than any current FPGA, enabling architects to scale to 100Gb, 200Gb and 400Gb delivery speeds.
At Intel Architecture Day, Intel unveiled a 112G PAM4 high-speed transceiver test chip built on 10nm process technology. The chip will be incorporated into Intel’s next-generation FPGA product families.