A 1.0625-Gbit /s Fibre Channel Chipset with Laser Driver
This chipset implements the Fibre Channel FC-0 physical layer specification at 1.0625 Gbits/s. The transmitter features 20:1 data multiplexing with a comma character generator and a clock synthesis phase-locked loop, and includes a laser driver and a fault monitor for safety. The receiver provides the functions of clock recovery, 1:20 data demultiplexing, comma character detection, and word alignment, and includes redundant loss-of-signal alarms for eye safety. A single-chip version with both transmitter and receiver integrated is designed for disk drive applications using the Fibre Channel arbitrated loop protocol.
by Justin S. Chang, Richard Dugan, Benny W.H. Lai, and Margaret M. Nakamoto
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