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February 23, 2012

AppliedMicro's First 100G OTN Transponder/Muxponder Solution Now Available

Applied Micro Circuits (News - Alert) Corp. (AppliedMicro) has announced that company’s first standard 100 Gigabit per second transponder/muxponder solution is currently available in the market.

This versatile solution is built specifically for Optical Transport Networks (OTN) and data centers and can be very useful for operators to enhance their network capacity of the Internet by a factor of ten to support increasing global demand for high definition video, mobile, social networking, business transactions, video conferencing and cloud computing services.

Its designs have passed all interoperability tests and are currently deployed in 100G carrier and data center networks as equipment vendors seek time-to-market advantage for expanded bandwidth and capacity.

In addition, the new 100G Muxponder backs variety of signals ranging from 10G and 40G Ethernet to legacy OC192/OC768 SONET/SDH, as well as 8G and 10G Fibre Channel. As per AppliedMicro (News - Alert) officials, the new transponder/muxponder silicon and compatible software combine the fastest way for system vendors to deploy 100G links.

It even promises to blend well with all major forward error correction (FEC) schemes in long-haul optical network architectures. The solution unifies AppliedMicro’s TPO/TPOT404 transponder/muxponder and PQ60T 10/40G mapper/framer PHY with a common Application Programming Interface (API) that enables efficient integration and maintenance efforts for equipment vendors.

Lars Pedersen, chief technology officer of AppliedMicro TPACK (News - Alert) A/S, said that AppliedMicro’s 100G transponder/muxponder reference design provides a common software API for both its SoftSilicon and ASSP solutions, making it efficient to integrate with system software of the host platform or line card.

“System design and maintenance efforts for 100G platforms are greatly simplified and streamlined with a common API, and it provides software investment protection for future upgrades as AppliedMicro’s highly integrated silicon devices come to market offering even greater cost-reduction potential,” Pedersen added.

The company confirmed that the new reference designs and API for the 100G transponder/muxponder are now available in the market for use.

In other news, AppliedMicro recently announced it is sampling S28010 Gearbox integrated circuit devices for 100 Gigabit Ethernet and OTU4 optical interfaces. The S28010 enables the industry's most cost-effective, power-efficient 100GBASE-xR4 and OTU4 optical modules with a single-chip CMOS device with superior performance to 28.1 Gbps.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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