Cypress Sampling Sonet Framer

Supports any protocol over Sonet/SDH; uses virtual concatenation, GFP for bandwidth on demand; enables packet pre-classification

April 8, 2002

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) today announced that it is sampling POSIC2GVC (CY7C9536-BLC), the industry's most advanced SONET/SDH framer. Operating at OC-48/STM-16 (2.5 Gbps) speeds, POSIC2GVC utilizes virtual concatenation to dynamically allocate up to 16 channels of voice and data, providing right-sized, secure and dedicated bandwidth for high-speed data networks. POSIC2GVC supports generic framing procedure (GFP), which makes it possible to transport any protocol over SONET/SDH, including Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Enterprise System Connection (ESCON) and Digital Video Broadcast (DVB). POSIC2GVC features packet pre-classification, offloading work from the network processor, thereby enabling higher performance. POSIC2GVC is ideal for metropolitan area network (MAN) and wide area network (WAN) carrier-class routers, switches, add/drop multiplexers (ADMs) and dense wave-division multiplexing (DWDM) communication systems. "At the metro level, there is tremendous pressure for expanded capacity to support broadband local access and high-speed WAN," said Christopher Norris, vice president of Cypress's data communications division. "Although having wider pipes is imperative, dynamic service provisioning -- being able to instantly allocate bandwidth to guarantee quality of service -- is critical. POSIC2GVC can dynamically allocate bandwidth in milliseconds versus days, which is typically what carriers and service providers need in order to provision a high-speed line. Service providers can easily upgrade their networks to efficiently transport multi-protocol and multi-rate data simply by adding POSIC2GVC to the end nodes only."Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

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