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OTN processor supports 10x10G OTN, P-OTS line cards

21 Mar 2013

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Applied Micro Circuits Corp., also known as AppliedMicro, has released the TPO215 processor that the company said eases the transition to 100G Optical Transport Network (OTN) in telecommunications and data centre networks. According to the company, the device enables 10 x 10G line cards for OTN cross connect and Packet-Optical Transport System (P-OTS) applications.

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, added AppliedMicro.

The TPO215 is the newest member of the AppliedMicro portfolio of SoftSilicon OTN processors, which make use of the partial reconfiguration function of underlying FPGA silicon from Altera, the Stratix V, in a way that is completely seamless to the user and effectively quadruples the size of the silicon, the company indicated.

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) standardised mapping methods. The device can also perform hierarchical (de)multiplexing between ODU2 and ODU0/ODU1/ODUflex containers.

The TPO125 device also features OTNsec encryption, an innovative security feature developed by AppliedMicro to ensure comprehensive security during transport of information over "shared" networks. Unlike traditional encryption methods that only encrypt packets or client payloads, OTNsec security encrypts the entire container for transport across an OTN network and provides secure transport of any OTN client, including Fibre Channel, SONET and Ethernet.

The TPO215 processor and an evaluation platform for the product are available.

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