AppliedMicro Fuels Deployment of 100G OTN and Data Center Networks

Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:00am EDT

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  SUNNYVALE, CA, Mar 12 (Marketwire) -- 
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC), also known as
AppliedMicro, today announced significant business traction with coherent
optical module suppliers, reporting that eight of the world's largest
optical module manufacturers and vertically-integrated 100G systems
companies are actively designing solutions based on the AppliedMicro
S28032 multiplexer, the industry's fastest, lowest power transmitter
solution manufactured in a CMOS process. 

    Acacia Communications, a leader in delivering intelligent subsystems for
ultra-high speed fiber optic transmission, is deploying the AppliedMicro
S28032 in its AC100 module, used by telecommunications equipment
companies in both regional and long haul networks. AppliedMicro will
demonstrate both solutions in its booth at OFC/NFOEC, Corporate Village,
Booth #1083. 

    "As the first company to design a transmitter with this speed and
performance in a CMOS process, we have changed the economics of deploying
100G coherent transmission solutions that are needed to fuel the
widespread deployment of 100G OTN networks," said George Jones, vice
president and co-general manager, Connectivity Products, at AppliedMicro.
"CMOS solutions enable much lower power and, in turn, enable the delivery
of more thermally-efficient optical modules for operational cost savings
and improved reliability."

    "System vendors are seeing healthy demand for 100G on long-haul and metro
DWDM line-side applications," said Vladimir Kozlov, founder and CEO at
market research firm, LightCounting. "The number of 100G DWDM ports
deployed per year is projected to triple by 2014. In addition, the
potential opportunity for 100G transceivers in data centers is even
larger, but lower cost and power consumption will be critical for
data-center applications." 

    With significant performance headroom, module manufacturers can implement
the S28032 in 100G coherent optical modules at breakthrough power levels
and telecom-grade performance levels. The device operates up to 31.8
Gbps, dissipates less than 4 watts, and supports
polarization-multiplexed, quadrature phase-shift keying (PM-QPSK). 

    "AppliedMicro has achieved a significant milestone by delivering this
level of performance with a low power profile in CMOS technology,
enabling higher quality and yield than older technologies," said Benny
Mikkelsen, co-founder and CTO of Acacia Communications. "We're impressed
by AppliedMicro's speed of design to production for this product. By
deploying the S28032 multiplexer in our coherent modules, we can drive
down the cost, size and power requirements of our solutions, and fuel the
rapid deployment of 100G connectivity in metro, regional and long-haul
networks."

    The S28032 has both CAUI and SFI-S interfaces. The input lanes are
multiplexed into four lanes that operate from 28Gbps up to 32Gbps. The
supported data rate will vary depending on how forward error correction
(FEC) has been implemented. The device supports both hard and
soft-decision FEC, including proprietary solutions. 

    Availability

    The S28032 is in production now.

    About AppliedMicro

    Applied Micro Circuits Corporation is a global leader in computing and
connectivity solutions for next-generation cloud infrastructure and data
centers. AppliedMicro delivers silicon solutions that dramatically lower
total cost of ownership. Corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale,
California. www.apm.com.

    Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, AMCC, AppliedMicro and the
AppliedMicro logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Applied
Micro Circuits Corporation. All other product or service names are the
property of their respective owners.

    

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AppliedMicro
Diane Orr 
408-358-1617
diane@orr-co.com 

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