Applied Micro Circuits Corp., San Diego, and Plexus Corp., Neenah, Wisc., announced today that they have entered into a strategic design partnership.
The partnership gives Plexus, a provider of product development, design, manufacturing and testing services to the electronics industry, early access to AMCC's optical networking components, along with pre-release of technical information and direct access to AMCC's technical staff.
In exchange, Plexus has demonstrated the interoperability of AMCC's optical networking components, incorporating them into a reference design that supports OC-192, OC-48, OC-12, OC-3 and DS-3 bandwidths on a single, configurable card. The reference design will be unveiled by Plexus at the Supercomm show in Atlanta, June 5-7.
Plexus has additional optical reference design projects planned, including a reference design incorporating AMCC's OC-768 products, the companies said.