PMC-Sierra Announces 10-Gig Interface
BURNABY, British Columbia -- PMC-Sierra (NASDAQ: PMCS) today announced the
release of the industry's most optimized 10 gigabit system interface
developed by the SATURN(R) Development Group. POS-PHY(TM) Level 4 provides
an industry-accepted standard for multi service system interfaces supporting
OC-192, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and multi-channel 2.5 Gbit/s OC-48 and
622-Mbit/s OC-12 and Gigabit Ethernet as required by the new generation of
super routers and layer 3 switches for multi service voice and data
networks. This interface is flexible enough to support high-speed
Packet-over-SONET (POS) Internet traffic as well as 10 Gigabit Ethernet,
Gigabit Ethernet and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) applications.
"The completion of the POS-PHY Level 4 specification marks a significant milestone in the deployment of 10 gigabit systems", said Steve Perna, vice president and general manager of PMC-Sierra's Optical Networking Division. "POS-PHY Level 4 provides an excellent method for next generation routers and switches to support 10 Gigabit-per-second Packet-over-SONET, ATM and soon 10 Gigabit Ethernet."