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AppliedMicro Demonstrates End-to-End OTN: Any Rate, Any Port


06 March 2012

Tom Murphy AppliedMicro

AppliedMicro Demonstrates End-to-End OTN: Any Rate, Any Port

Industry’s first standards-compliant end-to-end OTN reference designs featuring silicon and software proven to perform in demanding carrier grade environments

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 6 - Applied Micro Circuits Corp., or AppliedMicro (Nasdaq: AMCC), today announced the demonstration of a complete OTN network including a 100 Gigabit-per-second Packet-Optical Transport subsystem supporting the Optical Internetworking Forum’s (OIF) recently completed OTN-over-Packet Fabric Protocol Implementation Agreement (IA).

The demonstration will take place at the company’s booth #1453 during the OFC Conference (OFC/NFOEC) March 6-8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The demonstration at OFC/NFOEC will show end-to-end silicon solutions for multiplexing any client and any line rate traffic from 100 Mbps up to 100 Gbps. AppliedMicro will showcase its latest OTN framers, mappers, and physical layer devices on reference boards carrying live ODU0/1/2/3/4/flex traffic in a versatile OTN network, including:
  • Industry’s First OTU4 line-card solution for hybrid OTN & packet switching in P-OTS
  • Most compact OTU4 muxponder in the market – 10G and 40G clients
  • Market leading OTU2 muxponder/ADM - 16 clients, any rate, any protocol
AppliedMicro ICs featured in the OTN subsystem demonstration include:
  • TPO415/C415, a 100G hybrid OTN and packet switching device
  • PQ60T 10/40G, a mapper/framer PHY, and TPOT/TPO404, a transponder/muxponder
  • TPO134, an OTU2 Add-Drop multiplexer
  • PPC405, an AppliedMicro SoC that is ideally suited for control-plane processing

“Carriers are deploying a new generation of switches in their metro and long-haul networks to replace SONET and enable OTN and Ethernet packet-based traffic to travel seamlessly at speeds of 100 Gigabits per second,” said Lars Pedersen, Chief Technical Officer of AppliedMicro TPACK A/S. “The OIF’s OTN-over-Packet Fabric Protocol spells out sub-wavelength switching to the converged optical transport infrastructure. AppliedMicro has designed products that enable compliance with this recently announced standard, and our demonstration at OFC/NFOEC will clearly show our leadership in this area. We also offer support for all the dominant forward error correction (FEC) schemes in the market. The inclusion of our HardSilicon™ and SoftSilicon® products under common API control offers an unmatched combination of efficiency and flexibility for system vendors."

In addition to its OTN subsystems solution, AppliedMicro will be demonstrating two advanced Phy chips at OFC/NFOEC:
  • The industry’s first CMOS Gearbox™ featuring four 28Gbps interfaces
  • 10GBaseT Copper 10G Ethernet Phy that achieves longer reach and the industry’s best EMI noise immunity as tested in discriminating Tier-1 customer labs

AppliedMicro Overview
AppliedMicro is a global leader in energy conscious computing solutions for telco, enterprise, data center, consumer and SMB applications. With a 30-year heritage as an innovator in high-speed connectivity and high performance embedded processing, AppliedMicro employs patented transport and embedded processor SoCs to provide high performance energy efficient products. AppliedMicro's corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world. For further information regarding AppliedMicro, visit the company’s Web site at

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