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March 11, 2014

AppliedMicro to Demo its X-Weave Connectivity Technologies for Data Center and Networks

AppliedMicro (News - Alert) will be demonstrating its X-Weave connectivity technologies for next-generation data center and service provider networks at Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference, which is scheduled to take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California between March 11 and 13, 2014.

As a specialist in providing computing and connectivity solutions for cloud infrastructure and data centers, AppliedMicro provides silicon solutions that are cost effective. The highlights of the demonstration are the OIF (News - Alert)-compliant Multi-Link gearbox and the 240G high density smart PHY, said officials.

At the OFC 2014, AppliedMicro will be featuring the X-Gene Server on a Chip solution in addition to various data center and service provider connectivity products such as its OIF-compliant 100Gbps MLG and its multi-rate 240Gbps OTN framer.

The Multi-Link Gearbox II (MLG) is designed to reduce the cost and complexity of interconnects for next-generation cloud computing and data center environments. Also the second generation Gearbox from AppliedMicro a new product in the X-Weave product family is the first optical internetworking forum (OIF) and MLG compliant device.

The Gearbox II comes in two device variants, the S28110PRIA1 – 100Gbps multi-rate Gearbox with 10 lane bypass for Ethernet and OTN S28115PRIA1 – 100Gbps multi-link Gearbox with 10 lane bypass.

MLG facilitates fiber-efficient rack-to-rack interconnect in the data center. As ten 10GE links can be transported on a single cable, data center operators can reduce the burden and cost of managing multiple interconnects.

The multi-link Gearbox helps move the 10G SFP+ cages from the faceplate of routers and switches to dedicated shelves, thereby reducing faceplate space. The need for more front-plate density and switch-ASIC pin counts in data centers will drive the demand for the company’s Gearbox products, added officials.

The latest product in the X-Weave product family, the Multi-Rate Gearbox II featuring MLG support and the AppliedMicro’s new Gearbox II evaluation board will also be showcased.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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