Telecom timing IC enables 10-GbE Synchronous Ethernet

Sunnyvale, Calif.—Maxim Integrated Products has developed a timing chip, designated the DS3104, that provides full carrier-class clock synchronization for Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) and mixed SONET/SDH/SyncE line cards in next-generation telecom systems.

The DS3104 employs the company's DSP-based digital PLL (DPLL) technology. Key DS3104 innovations include two independent DPLLs for bidirectional frequency conversion between Ethernet clock rates and SONET/SDH rates, and complete support for all 1-GbE, 10-GbE, and 100-Mbit Ethernet MII clock rates.

Applications include line cards and other subsystems in a wide variety of wireline and wireless systems, including ADMs, digital cross-connects, carrier-class switches and routers, wireless base stations, DSLAMs and multiservice access nodes.

Pricing: Start at $33.60 (1000-up, FOB USA).
Availability: Now.
Datasheet: click here.

Maxim Integrated Products, 1-408-737-7600,

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