Altera Hypes POS-PHY Support
POS-PHY Level 4 was developed by the SATURN(R) Development Group and defines an industry-wide standard for 10 Gbps multi-service system interfaces. This standard was adopted by the Optical Internetworking Forum as SPI-4 Phase 2 (System Packet Interface Level 4 Phase II). POS-PHY Level- 4 has also been submitted to the ATM Forum as Frame Based Interface Level 4, and is pending final approval.
"From definition to implementation, Altera has worked closely with PMC-Sierra to ensure support for POS-PHY Level 4," said Bill Richardson, director of business partnerships at PMC-Sierra. "Altera is a natural partner to interface with our 10 Gbps devices through POS-PHY Level 4, as well as an ideal platform for creative bridging applications, for instance from POS-PHY Level 4 to POS-PHY Level 3."