August 5, 2008

Teranetics Introduces Industry’s First Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Copper PHY

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Teranetics, Inc., a leading provider of high performance Ethernet solutions, today introduced the industry's first dual-port 10GBASE-T PHY IC. A second generation PHY, the TN2022 doubles the port density of switch and Network Interface Cards (NIC) compared to first generation 10GBASE-T PHYs. With the smallest form factor available and low power profile, the TN2022 enables switch manufacturers to design as many as 48 RJ-45 ports into a single rack unit.

Typically, 48 ports is the highest density available for stand-alone 1 Gigabit Ethernet switches in one rack unit. Because the TN2022 supports development of new 10 Gigabit products with the same port count, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can now design systems that deliver 10 times more bandwidth at nearly one-third the cost per Gigabit of bandwidth. At this density and price level, 10 Gigabit Ethernet becomes an attractive choice for data center managers who require bandwidth upgrades in addition to a fabric for unifying multiple networks in the data center.

"Teranetics is once again in the lead among 10GBASE-T PHYs," said Jag Bolaria, Senior Analyst, Linley Group. "The small footprint of the dual-port PHY eases system design and yields port density needed for lower cost per port."

"By looking at the underlying needs of OEMs and their data center customers, Teranetics continues to design technology that encourages mass adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet," said Kamal Dalmia, vice president of Marketing at Teranetics. "With this new generation product, our OEM customers can fulfill the data center manager's desire to use RJ-45 for the vast majority of 10G connections in the data center using their current wiring and infrastructure."

Teranetics established itself as a leader in this market, by developing the smallest form factor first generation 10GBASE-T PHY. This product has been adopted by leading OEMs, such as Extreme Networks, Inc. and Mellanox. Now, the TN2022 extends the company's market leadership and sets a new bar for the industry. This second generation PHY consumes 6 watts per port and nearly halves the power consumption compared to first generation PHYs while operating at cable lengths exceeding 100 meters. In addition, the TN2022 features multi-rate capabilities, enabling use with ubiquitous RJ-45 Ethernet connectors and making it backward compatible with existing 1 Gigabit and 100 Megabit network gear.

"As a leading provider of 10G switches to the enterprise and service provider segments, Extreme understands that switch density and power consumption are critical to the development of attractive solutions," said Douglas Murray, vice president and general manager at Extreme Networks. "The Teranetics TN2022 advances the technology while establishing a strong foundation for 10GBASE-T architectures."

Availability and Pricing

The TN2022 dual-port 10GBASE-T PHY transceiver is now available in sample quantities. Additional product information and pricing are available upon request.

About Teranetics

Teranetics, Inc., is a leading mixed-signal IC company that develops silicon products for the most advanced communication applications. The company develops 10GBASE-T transceivers, which are designed for next-generation network applications while supporting backwards compatibility with Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet. Teranetics is led by a team of individuals with expertise and experience in the development and application of mixed-signal semiconductor solutions and digital communication technologies. The company is backed by a strong consortium of venture investors, who bring in-depth experience and success in the semiconductor and data networking markets. For more information, visit

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