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5/1/2012
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Interop 2012 Preview: 12 Cool Products

Cloud computing, big data, and mobile lead the big themes at the Interop 2012 enterprise IT event. Get a sneak peek at some of the innovative products we expect to see.
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Demonstrating that merchant silicon can still upend the switching market, PLX will be showing off its Best of Interop finalist TeraPHY TN8045. Squeezing a quad-port 10GBASE-T (copper) PHY and a 10GBase-KR backplane interface to an Ethernet switch or Mac device into a low-cost ($82), high-density (25x25mm) package means the TeraPHY is destined to bring on a new generation of inexpensive 10-gigabit switches and multi-port interface cards. Pairing PLX's third-generation PHY design with a 40-nm ASIC process, the TN8045 includes enhanced Energy Efficient Ethernet (eEEE) support, on-chip MACSec security and encryption hardware, and a comprehensive suite of electromagnetic interference (EMI) mitigation hardware.

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