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TMCNet:  AppliedMicro introduces TPO215 processor

[March 28, 2013]

AppliedMicro introduces TPO215 processor

Mar 28, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, or AppliedMicro, a provider of computing and connectivity solutions for cloud infrastructure and data centers, has announced the introduction of the TPO215 processor.

The device is a standalone OTN processor that enables 10 x 10G line cards for OTN cross connect and Packet-Optical Transport System (P-OTS) applications.

"AppliedMicro continues to pioneer technologies that will drive a new generation of networking equipment for telecommunications, data center and cloud connectivity," said George Jones, vice president and co-general manager, Connectivity Products, at AppliedMicro. "The desire to transition to packet-aware optical transport networks requires network equipment vendors to partner with semiconductor companies that have established expertise in the latest optical networking solutions. This processor helps enable the required infrastructure for dramatically improved user experiences." Delivering advanced framing, mapping and multiplexing, the TPO215 doubles the capacity of existing OTN framers while providing advanced security features. The product supports 10 x 10G channels for a total capacity of 100G, the company said.

The TPO215 is a new member of the AppliedMicro portfolio of SoftSilicon OTN processors, which make use of the partial reconfiguration function of underlying field-programmable gate array (FPGA) silicon from Altera, the Stratix V. The TPO215 provides optical data unit (ODU) mapping. The device can map any 8-10G client signal to ODUflex/ODU2, in compliance with all International Telecommunications Union (ITU) standardized mapping methods. The device can also perform hierarchical (de)multiplexing between ODU2 and ODU0/ODU1/ODUflex containers, the company added.

The TPO125 device also features OTNsec encryption, a security feature developed by AppliedMicro to ensure security during transport of information over "shared" networks. OTNsec security encrypts the entire container for transport across an OTN network and provides transport of any OTN client, including Fiber Channel, SONET and Ethernet, the company concluded.

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