10-GbE devices offer asynchronous mapping, FEC in small footprint - Embedded.com

10-GbE devices offer asynchronous mapping, FEC in small footprint

Chicago—Applied Micro Circuits Corp. launched two versions of its Rubicon products that enable low-cost Carrier Grade Ethernet services over Metro and Core SONET/SDH and OTN networks.

The TiPi-Rubicon-192 and TiPi-Rubicon-48 devices offer asynchronous mapping and forward error correction (FEC) capabilities in a smaller-footprint and lower-cost package for WDM and Metro Transport customers designing high-density boards for 10-GbE-based systems. According to AMCC, the Rubicon device has been repackaged in a smaller footprint, allowing its customers to take advantage of a 30% area savings. Employing a tight ball pitch (TiPi) packaging technology, the TiPi Rubicon-192 and TiPi-Rubicon-48 devices are packaged in a 27-mm body with a 1-mm ball.

“The optical transport and carrier Ethernet markets are moving quickly to higher-density line cards at both 10G and 2.5G rates. With our Rubicon products already a leader in these markets, it made sense to offer a software-compatible solution that would enable increased density while simultaneously lowering cost,” said Mitch Kahn, vice president of marketing for the Transport Group at AMCC, in a statement.

The TiPi-Rubicon devices are aimed at customers designing 40G and 80G bandwidth cards for WDM, MSSP and Metro Ethernet applications, he added.

The TiPi-Rubicon-192 and TiPi-Rubicon-48 are the fourth generation of AMCC's family of FEC products that offer a complete set of 10 GbE LAN mapping capabilities. In addition to a full set of SONET/SDH and OTN mapping monitoring blocks, Rubicon also provides six distinct methods in which to encapsulate and transport 10 GbE LAN signals, including a commercially available product for transporting 10 GbE LAN at a full rate over a 10.7 GHz OTN-compliant network.

The high-density devices provide a seamless migration path for earlier-generation Rubicon products.

The TiPi-Rubicon-192 and TiPi-Rubicon-48 will begin sampling in July 2007 with volume production beginning in November 2007.

Applied Micro Circuits Corp., 1-800-840-6055 or 1-858-535-6517, www.amcc.com

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