Thursday, March 1, 2012

Altera demos industry-leading optical solutions at OFC/NFOEC 2012

SAN JOSE, USA: Altera Corp. will demonstrate its industry-leading optical transport network (OTN) and IP solutions at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC) in Los Angeles, California.

Experts from Altera will share information on key building blocks that enable system and equipment manufacturers to develop higher density and lower power optical networks for tomorrow's communication systems. Altera will demonstrate how they are breaking industry bandwidth barriers using its Stratix V FPGAs with 28-Gbps transceiver technology. The company's integrated OTN solutions efficiently solve the implementation complexity issues associated with 100-Gbps data rates, and dramatically accelerate communications customers' time to market with next-generation optical networks.

Altera's in-booth demonstrations showcasing its integrated FPGA and IP technologies include:

* Demonstration of a single-chip, dual 100G transponder solution, implemented in a 28-nm Stratix V FPGA. Altera's solution integrates two independent 100G transponders into a single FPGA, enabling optical equipment manufacturers to keep pace with network performance and bandwidth demands while lowering capital costs.

* LMR interoperability demonstration includes a Stratix V Signal Integrity development kit with one transceiver routed to the SFP+ cage. An Avago SFP+ LRM module is plugged in and the electrical interface is running at 10.3125 Gbps using a PRBS31 data pattern generated by the FPGA. Using 220 m of legacy OM‑1 multimode fiber, the optical signal is looped back to the module and eventually to the receiver of the FPGA.

* Demonstration of the industry's first Optical FPGA technology. The demonstration shows Altera's Optical FPGA technology on a test board derived from the company's Stratix IV FPGA 100G development kit, integrated with Avago Technologies' 12-Channel MicroPOD optical modules capable of running at 10G. In an optical loopback, the demonstration will send and receive internally generated 100G data and measure the bit error rate (BER).

* Demonstration of a 100-Gbps optical module system by the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) members (Altera, Gennum, and Molex) supporting CEI-28G-VSR. Altera's 28-nm Stratix V GT FPGAs will interface to a 100-Gbps optical module with 28-Gbps transceivers. This demonstration will be showcased in the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) multi-vendor booth #713.

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