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ViaSat Now Shipping Forward Error Correction (FEC) for 200G

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Bruce Rowe ViaSat, Inc.

ViaSat Now Shipping Forward Error Correction (FEC) for 200G

Works with a variety of modulation types for high gains in fiber optic communications

CARLSBAD, Mar. 5 - Following the success of its silicon-proven 100G Soft Decision Forward Error Correction core (ViaSat SDFEC 66100), ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) is introducing a 200G version of the product. With switchable overhead rates of 7% and 20%, the ViaSat SDFEC 66200 is one of the most configurable and flexible cores available, and is designed to work with PM-(D)16QAM, PM-(D)QPSK, and PM-(D)BPSK modulation with high net electrical coding gains. The advanced DSP and SDFEC cores are power optimized for both 40nm and 28nm CMOS processes.

ViaSat will introduce the new core at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) March 6-8 in Los Angeles (booth 2615). To complement the soft decision FEC, ViaSat also provides silicon-proven DSP IP cores for 40G, 100G and 200G coherent optical systems. These DSP designs are field-proven and provide electrical compensation for chromatic dispersion (CD), polarization mode dispersion (PMD), and nonlinear impairments in the fiber channel. Both the 100G and 200G cores are available as off-the-shelf, synthesizable ASIC netlists, ready for download. The SDFEC and DSP cores are also available in FPGA netlists.

Since enabling the first commercial use of Turbo Product Codes (TPCs) in 1998, ViaSat has built an extensive portfolio of FEC and DSP cores that has demonstrated significant performance gains over alternative products. Contact ViaSat for pricing and customization charges at 216-706-7800 or

About ViaSat
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including ExedeSM by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world’s highest capacity satellite; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and encryption products to the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat has established a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.

Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the defense industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat’s SEC filings available at, including ViaSat’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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