PMC-Sierra Extends OTN

Has launched the PM5420 HyPHY 20G and PM5426 HyPHY 10G devices to enable the convergence of high-bandwidth data, video, and voice

July 27, 2009

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMCS), the premier Internet infrastructure semiconductor solution provider, has launched the PM5420 HyPHY 20G and PM5426 HyPHY 10G devices to enable the convergence of high-bandwidth data, video and voice services over Optical Transport Network (ITU-T G.709 OTN) based Metro infrastructures.

OTN is the industry’s choice as the replacement technology for SONET/SDH, providing optimised transport of IP services. The global transition, however, has been delayed by the need for low-power, cost-effective service gateways with simultaneous protocol support for Carrier Ethernet, video, storage area network (SAN), OTN and SONET/SDH at the network edge.

PMC-Sierra’s HyPHY products can reduce line card variants by 75%, achieve 50% power savings and deliver multi-service aggregation flexibility to accelerate the transition to IP-optimised OTN networks. OEMs can now deliver Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (ROADM), Optical Transport Platform (OTP) and Micro OTP (µ-OTP) equipment that addresses Carriers’ technical requirements and reduces operational and capital expenditures (see Figures 1-5).

“With FLASHWAVE 9500’s fusion of connection-oriented Ethernet, ROADM and SONET/SDH transport, Fujitsu defined a new category of optical transport equipment, and PMC-Sierra has provided key innovations to enable it,” said Rod Naphan, Vice President of Planning at Fujitsu Network Communications. “HyPHY 20G offers advanced mapping and multiplexing capabilities that enable both packet aggregation and scalable transport for more efficient backhaul of Ethernet, SONET/SDH, SAN and video services over OTN on a single platform.”

“With significant experience in delivering innovative products to address evolving Carrier network requirements, PMC-Sierra is uniquely positioned to bring OTN to the Metro,” said Travis Karr, Vice President and General Manager of PMC-Sierra’s Communication Products Division. “Our HyPHY platform solves the service convergence problem regardless of region or service mix. PMC-Sierra is investing to lead the transition to OTN and WDM with technology that enables cost-effective roll-out of IP services. We are pleased to bring such innovation to the market in collaboration with technology-leading OEMs and Carriers.”

PMC-Sierra Inc. (Nasdaq: PMCS)

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