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Type Retimer Mux Number of channels (#) 2 Input compatibility AC-coupling, CML Speed (Max) (Gbps) 25.8 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Protocols IEEE802.3bj 100GbE Infiniband EDR OIF-CEI-25G-LR/MR/SR/VSR CPRI QSFP28 CFP2/CFP4 CDFP open-in-new Find other Ethernet retimers, redrivers & mux-buffers

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  • Dual-channel multi-rate retimer with integrated signal conditioning
  • All channels lock independently from 19.6 to 25.8 Gbps (including sub-rates, such as 12.16512 Gbps, 9.8304 Gbps, 6.144 Gbps, and more)
  • Ultra-low latency: <500 ps Typical for 25.78125-Gbps data rate
  • Adaptive continuous time linear equalizer (CTLE)
  • Continuous adaptive decision feedback equalizer (DFE), capable of compensating large channel loss variation over temperature
  • Combined equalization supporting 35-dB channel loss at 12.9 GHz
  • On-chip eye-opening monitor (EOM), PRBS pattern checker and generator
  • Low-jitter transmitter with 3-Tap FIR filter
  • Integrated 2×2 cross-point
  • Recovered clock available for system clock synchronization applications on channel 0
  • Single power supply, no low-jitter reference clock required
  • Wide stay-in-lock temperature range

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The DS250DF230 is a dual-channel multi-rate retimer with integrated signal conditioning. The device is used to extend the reach and robustness of long, lossy, crosstalk-impaired high-speed serial links and while achieving a bit error rate (BER) of 10–15 or less.

Each channel of the DS250DF230 independently locks to serial data rates in a continuous range from 19.6 Gbps to 25.8 Gbps or to any supported sub-rate (÷2 and ÷4), including key data rates such as 12.16512 Gbps, 9.8304 Gbps, 6.144 Gbps.

The DS250DF230 has a single power supply and minimal need for external components. These features reduce PCB routing complexity and BOM cost.

The advanced equalization features of the DS250DF230 include a low-jitter 3-tap transmit finite impulse response (FIR) filter, an adaptive continuous-time linear equalizer (CTLE), and an adaptive decision feedback equalizer (DFE). This enables reach extension for lossy interconnect and backplanes with multiple connectors and crosstalk. The integrated CDR function is available for front-port optical module applications to reset the jitter budget and retime the high-speed serial data. The DS250DF230 supplies 2x2 cross-point that gives the host lane crossing, fanout, and multiplexing options.

The DS250DF230 can be configured either through the SMBus or through an external EEPROM. Up to 16 devices can share an EEPROM using common-channel configuration. A non-disruptive on-chip eye monitor and a PRBS generator and checker is available for in-system diagnostics.

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* Datasheet DS250DF230 25-Gbps Multi-Rate 2-Channel Retimer datasheet (Rev. B) Oct. 02, 2019
Application note Optimal Implementation of 25G-28G Ethernet Retimers versus Redrivers (Rev. A) Jan. 07, 2020
User guide DS250DF230EVM User Guide (Rev. A) Sep. 03, 2019

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The DS250DF230EVM allows for easy evaluation of the 25 Gbps retimer DS250DF230. Users are required to supply power and high speed traffic to the EVM via Huber+Suhner 1x8 MXP connectors. Huber+Suhner cables are not included.

Through the onboard USB2ANY connection and EVM software, users can evaluate (...)

  • Programmable via on board USB2ANY and EVM software
  • Supports data rates up to 25.8 Gbps
  • EVM supports single supply (2.5 V or 3.3 V)

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