JDSU Adopts Altera Stratix V GT FPGA for Production of Next-Generation Optical Testers

JDSU Adopts Altera Stratix V GT FPGA for Production of Next-Generation Optical
                                   Testers

Stratix V GT FPGA Enables the Deployment of 100G OTNs Using CFP2 Optical
Modules

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:
ALTR) today announced the Stratix® V GT FPGA is shipping to JDSU for volume
production of the company's next-generation Optical Network Tester (ONT)
solutions. JDSU, a leading provider of optical products and test and
measurement solutions for the communications industry, is leveraging Altera's
high-end 28nm FPGA in its ONT-600 series to deliver the first test solution
targeting CFP2 100G optical transport network (OTN) environments. The Stratix
V GT FPGA is the industry's only production-qualified FPGA available today
that integrates 28.05 Gbps transceivers monolithically, offering customers
superior signal integrity and reducing design complexity.

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The Stratix V GT FPGA supports the rapid growth in network traffic being
driven by Internet and IP-based services and applications. Companies like JDSU
leverage solutions from Altera to get the earliest access to the most advanced
technologies for use in their next-generation test and measurement solutions.
The 28.05 Gbps transceivers featured in the Stratix V GT FPGA deliver the
highest system bandwidth at the lowest power consumption while complying with
the latest Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) 100G standards.

"JDSU is on the leading edge of providing advanced testing solutions that
enable networking companies and carriers to keep pace with the high-speed
evolution of communications technologies. Working with Altera has enabled us
to deliver the solutions our customers want at the right time," said Paul
Brooks, product line manager in JDSU's communications test and measurement
business segment. "Leveraging Altera's production-ready Stratix V GT FPGA in
our latest ONT-600 family of testers allows our customers to bring to market
the next generation of 100G solutions based on 25G/28G I/O."

JDSU's ONT-600 platform is a multifunctional and multiport solution for
testing OTN environments. The interchangeable Stratix V GT FPGA-based plug-in
modules within the ONT-600 family provide customers flexibility by enabling a
single platform to support multiple technologies, including Ethernet, OTN,
jitter/wander, SDH/SONET, VCat, GFP, Fibre Channel and 40G/100G CFP. The
ONT-600 family's plug-in modules address the optical and digital testing needs
in research and development, system verification testing, production and
troubleshooting.

"The Stratix V GT FPGA is built to support the evolution of OTN
infrastructure, which faces bandwidth exhaustion as existing solutions
approach their maximum capacity," said Jordon Inkeles, senior product
marketing manager at Altera. "Our latest OTN solutions are built on the
industry's highest performance 28 nm FPGAs and provide leading-edge companies
like JDSU the only production-qualified 28 Gbps FPGA platform that includes
hardened IP, programmable logic, and OTN processing in a monolithic die. Our
Stratix V GT FPGA delivers superior signal integrity for the highest
performance, lowest power OTN deployments."

About Altera's Stratix V GT FPGA
The Stratix V GT FPGA is the only FPGA shipping in production today that
features 28Gbps transceivers. The FPGA supports backplane, optical module and
chip-to-chip applications through four 28.05Gbps transceivers and 32
full-duplex, 14.1 Gbps transceivers. Stratix V GT FPGA transceivers consume
only 200 mW per channel, dramatically reducing a system's power-per-bandwidth
profile.

Availability
The production Stratix V GT FPGA is available today. For purchasing
information, readers should contact a local Altera sales representative.
JDSU's ONT-600 series of testers based on Altera's Stratix V GT FPGA is
available through JDSU. For additional information about the Altera Stratix V
FPGA family, visit www.altera.com/stratix5.

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Altera Corporation
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