The Heron (CRT88321) is a low power 1.6T Retimer / 800G Gearbox suitable for both backplane and front panel applications including HyperScale Data Centers, Cloud-scale Switches, AI, Telecom/Datacom and applications with advanced NIC Cards.
The device has Credo’s innovative 112G SerDes technology at its core to delivery the bandwidth, scalability, and end-to-end signal integrity at low power needed to meet the demands of advanced networks up to 1.6T with single-lane 25G, 56G, or 112G connectivity.
Heron supports bi-directional/full duplex 1.6T (16 x 112G PAM4) in the retimer mode and 8 x 112G to 16 x 56G PAM4 in the gearbox mode. 25G and 10G NRZ is also supported. Heron is cost effectively manufactured on TSMC’s 12nm process.