Interlaken Group Publishes

Industry Group agrees on guidelines for interoperability between high-performance networking components

November 5, 2007

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SILICON VALLEY, Calif. -- The Interlaken Alliance, a group of companieswho are collaborating on creating component interoperability recommendations, todayreleased interoperability guidelines for components implementing Interlaken interfaces.Interlaken, an open specification for high-speed chip-to-chip packet transfers using thelatest serial technology, enables component manufacturers to scale their devices to 100Gbps. These implementation recommendations help networking equipment builders byenabling a wide range of interoperable silicon components.

The released guidelines document specifies the logical configurations to use for packettransfers at throughputs of 10Gbps, 20Gbps, 40Gbps and 100Gbps and addresses theneeds of many component types including network processors, traffic managers, switchfabrics, framers and Ethernet controllers.For more information and to download the interoperability recommendations go

“Altera is enabling the deployment of serial chip-chip interconnect technology in nextgeneration data center and telecom infrastructure equipment by offering FPGAs andstructured ASICs that leverage leading edge process technology with robust SerDessolutions,” said David Greenfield, senior director of product marketing for high-endFPGAs at Altera Corporation. “Altera is pleased to support Interlaken compliant highspeed chip-chip interconnect IP and silicon solutions that support 100 Gbps bandwidthtoday.”

Altera Corp. (Nasdaq: ALTR)

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