Broadcom Ships New Quad 10GBASE-T PHY

Irvine-based semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom has shipped a new, Quad 10GBASE-T PHY, the company announced this morning. The firm said the transceiver is the second generation of its 10GBASE-T PHYs, and offers up 50 percent lower power in what it says is the industry's smallest footprint. The new chip is targeted for use in Ethernet switches. The company said the BCM84848 PHY is now sampling, with production volumes in the first quarter of 2013.