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Altera demos first FPGAs to interoperate with 100-Gbps optical module

2/21/2012 07:41 PM EST
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sgabriel
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re: Altera demos first FPGAs to interoperate with 100-Gbps optical module
sgabriel   2/23/2012 7:06:58 PM
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Altera was the only company to demonstrate interoperability using an FPGA. Specifically Stratix V GT which are the only FPGAs shipping today that feature 28-Gbps transceivers. Our competitor did demonstrate interoperability using a test chip, but it was not an FPGA. A white paper that details the interoperability tests and results from all the participating companies should be up on OIF’s Web site shortly at http://www.oiforum.com/

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Habib Fathallah   2/23/2012 8:47:10 AM
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How this compares with Xilinx Virtex 7 capabilities?

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sgabriel   2/22/2012 5:43:09 PM
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The optical module is not integrated into Stratix V, however. We interoperated the FPGA with an external optical module, leveraging the FPGAs integrated 28-Gbps transceivers.

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Max The Magnificent   2/22/2012 5:12:52 PM
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I don;t think that's what this means -- my understanding is that there is a separate optical module -- I think that having the optical transceivers built into the FPGAs is still to come ... but I may be wrong ... I will ask the folks from Altera to comment here -- Max

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re: Altera demos first FPGAs to interoperate with 100-Gbps optical module
Sanjib.A   2/22/2012 5:09:20 PM
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The 28Gbps optical transceivers are built into the Stratix V GT FPGAs? That is fabulous!

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