I just heard from the folks at Xilinx that they are going to feature the advantages of their All Programmable Technologies for carrier-class optical networking at the WDM and Next Generation Optical Networking Conference 2012 in Monaco.
Demonstrations of Xilinx’s 28nm Virtex-7 HT FPGAs with 28 Gbps transceivers for next-generation (CFP2) optical modules, programmable solutions for 100G Optical Transport Networks (OTN) and 10G to 28G high-speed serial applications will be highlighted.
What: WDM and Next Generation Optical Networking Conference 2012
Where: Grimaldi Forum, Monaco Exhibition Hall, Stand 14
When: June 18 – 21, 2012
Xilinx transceiver experts and business executives will be on hand to discuss strategic opportunities and demonstrate 100G OTN connectivity solutions running on industry-leading 28nm Virtex-7 FPGAs, including the demonstrations of the Virtex-7 H580T FPGA, the world’s first 3D heterogeneous all programmable FPGA with high-speed 28 Gbps transceivers. Additionally, Forward Error Correction (FEC) for optical infrastructure applications will be discussed.
“Xilinx’s All Programmable technologies and devices deliver the performance, energy efficiency, scalability and future-proof security that today’s carriers need to meet increasing customer demands,” said Gilles Garcia, director of the Xilinx Wired Communications Group. “With our portfolio of advanced FPGAs offering ultra-high logic-density, extensive IP solutions for optical wired networking applications, comprehensive development tools and technical support, we can deliver ideal solutions that enable CapEx and OpEx reductions for service providers.”
Committed to providing wired-optimized platforms that satisfy low to high volume programs, Xilinx All Programmable solutions are easily adaptable to the rapidly changing market standards in the communications marketplace. Xilinx demonstrations focusing on platforms that accelerate development of key OTN functional elements include:
100G Transponder/Muxponder Platform Demonstration
Features superior jitter performance with OTN-compliant hardware interfaces. On the same platform, the Virtex-7 HT FPGA 10 x 10G Muxponder showcases a highly integrated solution optimized for lowest cost and power, featuring high-quality transceivers. The Muxponder demonstration interoperates with industry-leading test equipment delivering full visibility of 10G clients, a best in breed FPGA platform for OTN solutions.
28nm Leadership Technology Demonstration
Underlines the advantages of Xilinx’s leading-edge 28nm device technology showing a 100G CFP2 optical module communicating directly with a Virtex-7 HT 580T FPGA over a 28 Gbps connection. The eight 28 Gbps transceivers and large logic capacity of this device enable designers to implement a dual 100G OTN transponder on a single chip, whereas alternative ASSP-based solutions comprise five ICs, consume 40 percent more power, cost 50 percent more and are not available for over a year.
Virtex-7 HT devices use Xilinx’s stacked silicon interconnect (SSI) technology to deliver the industry’s highest bandwidth FPGAs, featuring up to sixteen 28 Gbps and seventy-two 13.1 Gbps transceivers, making them the only single-chip solutions for addressing key 200G and 400G OTN applications. The heterogeneous implementation of Virtex-7 HT devices enables Xilinx to make independent technology choices for the core FPGA and 28 Gbps transceiver die. This approach allows customers to achieve lower system power consumption, superior noise isolation for best overall signal integrity and system margin, with improved productivity for design closure leading to faster time to market.
Panel Discussion and Conference Presentation
Wednesday, June 20 16.15 – 17.15
Looking Beyond 100G – Why components are critical to vendor’s success
Panel members include Dr. Mark Gibbon, director network architecture, Ciena; Geoff Bennett, director solutions and technology, Infinera; and Gilles Garcia, director of wired communications, Xilinx.
Thursday, June 21 16.20 – 16.40
Programmable Technologies for 100G – 400G Optical Transport Networks – What is the Real Value Proposition?
Gilles Garcia will discuss how Xilinx All Programmable technologies for 100G-400G OTN meets carrier demands for increased system-level performance, reduced bill of material (BOM) cost and total power reduction.
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