The Intel® Ethernet Connection C827 and XL827 family of retimers extends the reach of the Ethernet signals. Retimers enable system designers to optimize PCB material cost for longer channel routes on server and embedded designs.
These products oﬀer three design options:
• 1x 100GbE or 4x 25GbE retimer at industrial temperature operation
• 1x 100GbE or 4x 25GbE retimer ...at commercial temperature operation
• 1x 40GbE or 4x 10GbE retimer at commercial temperature operation
By supporting a wide variety of IEEE and industry specifications for Ethernet, these retimers also enable maximum compatibility to Physical Layer (PHY) media types. The retimers also support Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) to extend the reach between a base station and radio transceiver.
Unlike a redriver, these retimers are capable of recovering and re-clocking the data, supporting Physical Media Dependent (PMD) control function for Base-R training and enabling Forward Error Correction (FEC) independent of the host controller.
With the Intel® Ethernet Connection C827 and XL827 family of retimers, the designer can expect a consistent link behavior compliant to IEEE specifications, and eliminate the requirement to manually tune the link on individual channels.