The High Performance Buffer products are ideally suited for systems that have a large number of high-speed interface ports (e.g., Gigabit Ethernet) or a large number of components, each requiring a copy of identical clock frequencies with minimal additive phase jitter to ensure good system timing margin.
HPB is used in a variety of applications or systems with high-speed serial (SERDES) interfaces that require differential clocks such as:
Platforms: Switches and routers, Wireless base stations, Optical networking (PON, MSTP, etc.), Blade servers, Test equipment.
High-speed interfaces: Gigabit/10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE, 10GbE), PCI-Express, FibreChannel, SONET/SDH, CPRI.
More Areas: FPGAs, Network Processors, PLDs, Framers, PHYs.