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Start with the news release Digital PLLs claim carrier-class performance from Zarlink Semiconductor, which we summarised at the time by saying "Two new digital PLLs for timing cards enable carrier-class reliability and performance in proprietary and standardised networking system architectures, including H.110 and Advanced TCA.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release Crossconnect covers Cat 6 cables from AMP Netconnect: "The new AMP Netconnect 610XC Category 6 crossconnect system uses an innovative shielding technique to provide a high level of performance in the same footprint as standard crossconnects.".

In August 2003, we covered the news from Molex UK - take a look at Backplane speeds differential pairs which says: "Engineers can achieve up to 5.0Gbit/s bandwidth per signal pair with the launch of the new VHDM-HSD 6-row module-to-backplane connector system from Molex.".

Take a look also at the news release from EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering, Transceiver takes on protocol layer testing, as well as Ethernet blade has all three rates covered from Apcon, and Crossconnect grooms metro networks from PMC-Sierra.

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Speedy connection for rail terminals (December 2002)

By developing its insulation displacement connection technology Weidmuller's new IDC2 terminal range has introduced faster installation in an even more compact rail-mounted terminal.

MEMS drivers handle 32 channels at once (November 2002)

The HV256 and HV257 are 32-channel, integrated amplifier array ICs that operate on a single 300V supply.

Crosspoint switch enters production (October 2002)

The Agilent HDMP-3268 nonblocking crosspoint switch IC is a 68 x 68 port device designed to route data in high-performance core network equipment.

Amplifier array drives MEMS-based crossconnects (October 2002)

Supertex has developed a 32-channel 250V amplifier array IC for driving MEMS-based optical networking systems.

Serdes quadruples comms capacity (September 2002)

National Semiconductor has entered the multigigabit serdes market with the introduction of a best-in-class 2.5Gbit/s transceiver optimised for backplane, cable and fibre optical applications.

Acquisition expands comms test portfolio (September 2002)

EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering has signed an agreement to purchase substantially all the assets of Gnubi Communications, including its technology, expertise, customer base and inventories.

Chipset and software combine to ease metro systems (July 2002)

TXC-OMNI is a silicon and software solution that will help telecomms equipment vendors to develop next generation add drop multiplexers, digital crossconnects and hybrid TDM/data switching systems.

Chipset aids cost-effective Sonet/SDH upgrades (June 2002)

PMC-Sierra reckons its Chess-III chipset establishes a new benchmark for technology and innovation in aggregating, grooming and transporting 2.5 and 10Gbit/s metro services.

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