Xilinx Acquires Omiino, Demos 100G

A small acquisition helps bring about Xilinx's platform for 100G and 400G line cards

March 7, 2011

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Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced at the 2011 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition its Virtex(R)-6 HXT FPGA Optical Transport Network (OTN) Targeted Design Platform for supporting faster market implementation of 100G line cards and demonstrating the key technology for a smooth path to the development of future 400G line cards. The rapid growth of video sharing and internet mobile platforms over both wireless and wired networks is driving insatiable demand for bandwidth and has network operators and service providers quickly pursuing 100G adoption and looking for next generation platform 400G line cards.

System architects can use the OTN platform to quickly demonstrate and evaluate the flexibility, high-end performance and integration capabilities of Xilinx(R) FPGAs for 100G OTN applications. They can later smoothly migrate their designs to the Virtex-7 HT FPGA family to evolve to 400G line card applications. Optical Fiber Communications Conference attendees can see demonstrations of the latest Xilinx OTN capabilities and 400G technology enablement by visiting booth #2335.

"In order for the communications industry to effectively answer the insatiable demand for bandwidth, optical communications equipment vendors must deliver more rapidly and more effectively the necessary levels of flexibility, integration and performance without raising power consumption or costs into their optical platforms," said Krishna Rangasayee, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Xilinx's Communications Business Unit. "As part of Xilinx's recent acquisition of Omiino Ltd., we have created a new OTN Solution Delivery Center that will include all of Omiino's deep OTN expertise plus their existing portfolio of OTN solutions and OTN development platforms to give our customers the most optimized and cost effective solution for their systems."

Built around the only FPGA on the market with 10 Gbps optical jitter compliant receivers, the OTN Targeted Design Platform includes a Virtex-6 HXT FPGA development board with pre-defined and implemented reference designs for different OTN solutions, such as 100G ODU switching from Xilinx, 100G Ethernet to OTU4 transponders and 10x10 to OTU4 transponders. This OTN platform also includes integrated features for ease-of-use, such as highly optimized IP 100G MuxSAR solution developed by Omiino.

Xilinx Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX)

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