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Achronix, Opticomp demo 40-Gbit/s networking kit

8/30/2010 03:33 PM EDT
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KB3001
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re: Achronix, Opticomp demo 40-Gbit/s networking kit
KB3001   9/23/2010 8:11:32 PM
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I agree Dr DSP. Very high bandwidth seems to be Achronix' main competitve advantage, so optical/networking is a very good fit.

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DrFPGA   8/31/2010 10:15:57 PM
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Looks like Achronix might have found a nice niche for their very high speed FPGAs. Optical networking will take as much bandwidth as you can give it and then still want more. Notice that the board has 9 Achronix FPGAs on it. You don't typically see boards like this from Xilinx or Altera. Maybe Achronix has found their sweet spot in this performance hungry market.

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Dave.Dykstra   8/31/2010 5:13:15 AM
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This is interesting but no mention is made of cost for the development system, much less what the cost would be for an installed system including the optical cables, transmitters, receivers, etc., needed to build a functional system. The concept itself is intriguing but cost is a critical factor in deployment and acceptance.

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