Metro transport chip improves scalability in optical equipment - Embedded.com

Metro transport chip improves scalability in optical equipment

Santa Clara, Calif.—PMC-Sierra Inc. has introduced the PM5336 ARROW 2488, a high-capacity single chip that combines multi-rate SONET/SDH framers, non-blocking STS/AU and VT/TU cross-connect, and backplane SerDes for next-generation compact and scalable chassis-based SONET/SDH platforms.

Carriers are driving the adoption of converged networks to more effectively manage both new Ethernet services and existing T1/E1 services over the established SONET/SDH infrastructure. To meet these requirements, OEMs must deliver highly integrated, scalable metro transport products with reduced power, cost and complexity. The ARROW 2488 is designed to enable system OEMs to build carrier grade optical access aggregation equipment with a chip that is smaller and lower power than comparable products.

The ARROW 2488 optimizes compact OC-48/STM-16 Multiservice Provisioning Platforms (MSPPs), while allowing scalability to multi-port OC-192/STM-64 applications. It also addresses optical add/drop requirements for packet MSPPs and Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers (ROADMs);

For application shots, click here: www.pmc-sierra.com/pressRoom/pdf/ARROW2488_figures.pdf .

The PM5336 ARROW 2488 will be sampling in the first quarter of 2007. The device is designed in 90-nm CMOS technology and packaged in an 1152-ball 35-mm x 35-mm flip-chip ball grid array package. Pricing for the ARROW 2488 is sub-$400 in high volume quantities.

PMC-Sierra Inc., 1-408-239-8000, www.pmc-sierra.com

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