The VSC8486 is a LAN/WAN XAUI or XGMII transceiver that converts 3G XAUI data to a 10G serial stream. At just 750 mW, the VSC8486 is ideal for applications requiring low power. The device is also equipped with an additional full-rate data port that can be utilized for bypass monitoring or channel monitoring applications. The device meets all specifications for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) Layer-1 processing, as defined in IEEE 802.3AE. The VSC8486 offers exceptional 10G mixed-signal performance with a data output that features programmable pre-emphasis to enable longer traces of copper. The VSC8486 high-speed serial I/O supports 9.9G, 10.3G, and 10.5G, as defined by IEEE 802.3AE and T11 10GFC, and is fully compliant with the SONET jitter specification defined by Bellcore GR253.