AMCC Intros 100G Muxponder

AppliedMicro offers industry’s first standard 100G OTN Muxponder

December 14, 2010

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Applied Micro Circuits Corp., or AppliedMicro (Nasdaq: AMCC), today announced the industry’s first standard 100 Gigabit per second (100G) Muxponder (multiplexing transponder) solution for Optical Transport Networks (OTN). The 100G Muxponder can multiplex any combination of 10G and 40G client signals into a 100G OTN signal (OTU4). As a member of AppliedMicro’s family of 100G optical network processors for OTN, the 100G Muxponder solution is designed to help network operators expand the capacity of the Internet by a factor of ten to support the exponentially growing bandwidth demand as a result of high definition video, mobile, social networking, video conferencing and cloud computing traffic.

The solution unifies AppliedMicro’s TPO404 OTU4 multiplexer and PQ60T 10-40G mapper/framer with a common Application Programming Interface (API) that enables efficient integration and maintenance efforts for equipment vendors. AppliedMicro’s 100G Muxponder supports any combination of signals from 10G and 40G Ethernet to legacy OC192/OC768 SONET/SDH, as well as 8G and 10G Fibre Channel. It also provides interoperability with all major forward error correction (FEC) schemes in long-haul optical network architectures.

“AppliedMicro provides a common software API for both its SoftSilicon and ASSP solutions which makes it efficient to integrate system software and maintenance efforts onto one platform or line card,” said Lars Pedersen, CTO of AppliedMicro’s TPACK A/S subsidiary. “System design for 100G platforms is greatly simplified and streamlined with a common API, and it provides software investment protection for future muxponder upgrades as AppliedMicro’s highly integrated silicon devices come to market offering even greater cost-reduction potential.”

Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (Nasdaq: AMCC)

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