LONDON – Achronix Semiconductor has teamed up with optical module supplier Opticomp to produce a development system for optical data communications.
Achronix Semiconductor Corp. (San Jose, Calif.) has supplied its field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) on its Bridge100 board and with Opticomp Corp. (Zephyr Cove, Nevada) produced a 120-Gbit/s multi-port system that is expandable to 160-Gbit/s and can be used with individual optical modules or with multiple 40-Gbit/s optical paths connected together into a network.
The Bridge100 System offers three 40-Gbit/s ports and twelve 10-Gbit/s ports together with additional expansion ports and four HDMI transmit and receive pairs. The board provides up to 32-Gbytes of buffering and nine SPD60 FPGAs.
When used as a stand-alone test system, the primary roles of the Bridge100 for this application are data generation, formatting, and checking. When used with external traffic sources and destinations, as in an operational data network, its primary roles are classification, storage, retrieval and transmission.
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