Fibre Channel, also known as FC, is a gigabit-speed network technology used primarily in storage area networking (SAN) applications. With data rates of 1, 2, 4, 8, and 10 Gbps, maintaining signal integrity in Fibre Channel systems becomes increasingly more difficult.
Diodes Incorporated offers a wide portfolio of products to help developers must minimize losses across the entire Fibre Channel signal chain, including redrivers/repeaters, switches, and timing devices supporting the base Fibre Channel frequencies.
Diodes Incorporated timing solutions for Fibre Channel provide excellent physical performance combined with low jitter and low power optimized to your specific application. The HiFlex family of clock devices, for example, is a highly integrated solution providing up to 7 clock outputs on a single device. In addition to providing the multiple clocks a system may need – including GE, 10 GE, CPU clocks, memory clocks, etc. – designers can change clock frequencies to accommodate next-generation standards without having to completely redesign their system. Diodes Incorporated also offers crystal, crystal oscillator, and ASSP XO timing references, enabling OEMs to purchase a complete timing solution from a single source.
Diodes Incorporated industry-leading signal conditioning technology is the basis for its families of redrivers/repeaters that compensate for known channel losses at the transmitter and restore signal integrity at the receiver. To provide the most efficient and clear signal routing, its switches/multiplexers efficiently aggregate multiple I/O devices without compromising signal integrity. Key benefits include:
In addition, Diodes Incorporated enable efficient fan-out of clock signals through its FlexOut family of buffers. These devices offer:
Diodes Incorporated is a true alternate source of timing and frequency control products (FCP) with its own oscillator manufacturing capabilities. Its vertically integrated supply chain offers OEMs the benefits of in-house design, mass production and supply capacity, consistent quality control, excellent lead time, and superior cost.
Diodes Incorporated continues to develop innovative technology that minimizes signal losses and maximizes performance and throughput, all while providing a flexible solution that meets your application needs at the lowest cost.