Sunnyvale, Calif. Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) has introduced PEMAQUID, a XAUI-to-XFI 10G LAN/WAN/OTN framer/mapper/PHY device for 10 GbE, 10G Fibre Channel, WIS (OC-192/STM- 64) and OTU2 network applications. The PEMAQUID (S19258) represents AMCC's first device in its Metro Ethernet Optical Networks (MEtrON) product family that is designed for Metro Ethernet and carrier-grade Ethernet systems.
The PEMAQUID device delivers integrated 10 GbE to OTU2 mapping modes, EDC, FEC, and XAUI and serial 10G interfaces, and enables the direct connection between 10G MACs, network processors, or 10 GbE switches, and XFP/SFP+ optical modules. A single PEMAQUID can take the place of up to three devices, an FEC/framer/mapper device, a SFI4.1 to serial 10G physical layer device, and a bridge device to connect the 10G MAC to the FEC/framer/mapper.
The PEMAQUID is suitable for Metro Ethernet switch/router and DWDM systems. The highly integrated device supports pure 10 GbE LAN Metro-Ethernet networks, as well as WAN and OTN networks via its suite of 10GbE over WAN and OTN mapping modes.
With its integrated serial 10G PHY XFI/SFI interface and provisional G.709 GFEC/EFEC features, it provides a seamless interface to XFP and SFP+ optical modules.
It is well-suited for carrier-grade Metro Ethernet switch/router cards, OTU2 DWDM client tributary and line cards, and 10 GbE/OC-192 multi-service provisioning platform (MSPP) client tributary and line cards.
The PEMAQUID device supports seven 10GbE mapping modes including Bit Transparent Mapping, GFP mapping, WIS framing, and 10 GbE LAN pass-thru modes. With an integrated ITU G.709 FEC, and AMCC's enhanced FEC (ITU G.975.1.I4), PEMAQUID enables Metro and long haul transmission of 10 GbE over OTN networks in low OSNR environments. In addition, the GFEC and enhanced FEC also compensates for nonlinear inter-channel impairments, which allows for a narrow channel spacing of 25 GHz for DWDM systems. The device consumes only 2.5 watts under typical applications.
Availability: The S19258 is sampling now to alpha customers. General availability is scheduled for March 2008.
Applied Micro Circuits Corp., www.amcc.com