AppliedMicro Announces Key Technology for Rapidly Expanding OTN Market

Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:00am EDT

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  ANAHEIM, CA, Mar 18 (Marketwire) -- 
OFC/NFOEC -- Continuing to pioneer the transition to 100G Optical
Transport Network (OTN) in telecommunications and data center networks,
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC), also known as
AppliedMicro, today announced the TPO215 processor. The device is the
industry's first standalone OTN processor to enable 10 x 10G line cards
for OTN cross connect and Packet-Optical Transport System (P-OTS)
applications. These applications are seeing tremendous growth as carriers
and big data center operators deploy new network technology to meet the
ever-increasing demand for network bandwidth, reliability, agility and

    Infonetics reports that approximately 80 percent of all
wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) equipment now supports OTN and
forecasts the OTN transport and switching market to grow at a 17 percent
compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2011 to 2016.

    "AppliedMicro continues to pioneer technologies that will drive a new
generation of networking equipment for telecommunications, data center
and cloud connectivity," said George Jones, vice president and co-general
manager, Connectivity Products, at AppliedMicro. "The desire to
transition to packet-aware optical transport networks requires network
equipment vendors to partner with semiconductor companies that have
established expertise in the latest optical networking solutions. This
processor helps enable the required infrastructure for dramatically
improved user experiences."

    Delivering advanced framing, mapping and multiplexing, the TPO215 doubles
the capacity of existing OTN framers while providing advanced security
features. The product supports 10 x 10G channels for a total capacity of

    "The telecommunications market is currently undergoing a transformational
change, and OTN switching is a key piece of that transition," stated
Michael Howard, principal analyst with Infonetics Research. "Companies
like AppliedMicro supply critical ingredients that enable this

    Technical Details of the TPO215 

    The TPO215 is the newest member of the AppliedMicro comprehensive
portfolio of SoftSilicon(R) OTN processors, which make use of the partial
reconfiguration function of underlying field-programmable gate array
(FPGA) silicon from Altera, the Stratix V, in a way that is completely
seamless to the user and effectively quadruples the size of the silicon. 

    The TPO215 provides optical data unit (ODU) mapping. The device can map
any 8-10G client signal to ODUflex/ODU2, in compliance with all
International Telecommunications Union (ITU) standardized mapping
methods. The device can also perform hierarchical (de)multiplexing
between ODU2 and ODU0/ODU1/ODUflex containers. 

    The TPO125 device also features OTNsec(TM) encryption, an innovative
security feature developed by AppliedMicro to ensure comprehensive
security during transport of information over "shared" networks. Unlike
traditional encryption methods that only encrypt packets or client
payloads, OTNsec security encrypts the entire container for transport
across an OTN network and provides secure transport of any OTN client,
including Fibre Channel, SONET and Ethernet. 

    AppliedMicro will demonstrate the TPO215 processor during the Optical
Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic
Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC), from March 17-21 in Anaheim, CA.


    The TPO215 processor is available now and an evaluation platform for the
product is available upon request. 

    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,

    Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, AMCC, AppliedMicro, SoftSilicon,
OTNsec 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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