VSC3308 is a multichannel 11.5 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) crosspoint switch which provides a cost-effective solution for high-speed copper interconnects. VSC3308 is uniquely capable of addressing a wide array of routing, switching, and signal integrity issues across storage, blade server, video distribution, telecommunications, and Ethernet applications. Featuring an 8x8 non-blocking, multicasting switch core with ports running at any rate up to 11.5 GE, the VSC3308 architecture provides protocol-transparent operation, allowing each channel to run independently. The VSC3308 supports a wide frequency range and virtually all data protocols.The VSC3308 incorporates Microsemi’s fourth-generation input equalization and pre-emphasis I/O capability for the industry’s highest speed and protocol requirements. The device can perform signal fanout, loopback, and protection switching. It can also regenerate signals severely compromised by transmission losses. Microsemi’s equalization works independently of the data rate, providing highly effective compensation for deterministic jitter across a wide range of high-speed interconnect applications.