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Difference between SERDES, SGMII, 1000BASE-X ?
Sep 23rd, 2010, 6:25am

Can someone help clarify the difference between SERDES, SGMII & 1000BASE-X?

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Re: Difference between SERDES, SGMII, 1000BASE-X ?
Reply #1 - Sep 24th, 2010, 3:00pm
"SERDES" (Serializer Deserializer) is a global statement of a circuit function. - Generally means take parallel data, convert to serial data, send it over a transmission medium (ofter wires, but not always) and receive it and process back to parallel data.

Many devices (some of what you mention) use SerDes structures, USB1,2,3, Ethernet, Firewire (and many others) have SerDes structures within them. However, they differ in data rates, encoding, compensation methods, etc, etc.
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