Credo Demonstrates Industry's First 56G NRZ Solutions at OFC 2015

Participates in Optical Internetworking Forum Technology Showcase

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - February 24, 2015) - Credo Semiconductor, a global innovation leader in Serializer-Deserializer (SerDes) technology, today announced it is demonstrating the industry's first 56G NRZ SerDes as part of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) Technology Showcase (Booth #613). Together with solutions from other industry participants, the Credo 56G NRZ SerDes will drive three live demonstrations: a CEI-56G-VSR-NRZ channel, a CEI-56G-MR/LR-NRZ backplane and a CEI-56G-MR-NRZ passive copper cable. 

"These demonstrations prove the viability of NRZ signaling at speeds up to 56G, and show how the technology can be extended to enable significant time-to-market, power, area and cost advantages," said Bill Brennan, CEO of Credo Semiconductor. "Having proven the technology, we continue to work closely with organizations like the OIF to deliver industry-standard, board-level and chip-to-chip solutions that address ever-increasing bandwidth demands."

Credo intends to make the SerDes available as both IP and fully manufactured ASIC devices which can be used on line cards, in optical modules, in active copper cables, and in the next generation of switching, routing, and compute ASICs. The current version of the 57.5Gbps SerDes has been architected and manufactured using TSMC's mature 40nm-G process. The IP has been ported to both the TSMC 28-nm and 16nmFF+ processes. 

OIF Technology Showcase 2015 - It's Happening Now - 56G Electrical Interfaces and Pluggable Coherent Optics

OIF member companies will unite under the banner of the OIF to showcase multi-vendor participation in the OIF Technology Showcase 2015. The OIF's Physical and Link Layer demonstration highlights live CEI-56G electrical interfaces. Also demonstrated is the emerging ecosystem for CFP2-ACO pluggable coherent optics, including subcomponents and test equipment. A public demonstration will be on display at OFC, March 24-26, 2015 in Los Angeles in booth #613. Additional info can be found at

About Credo Semiconductor

Credo Semiconductor is a provider of high performance mixed-signal integrated circuits and IP targeting the data center and enterprise networking markets. The company's SerDes technologies enable optimized solutions for leading edge speed, power, and signal processing requirements. For more information:

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