Altera Demonstrates Solutions for Enabling OTN Systems Beyond 100G at OFC 2013

Altera Demonstrates Solutions for Enabling OTN Systems Beyond 100G at OFC 2013

Comprehensive Portfolio of OTN, Ethernet and Interlaken IP Addresses Complex
Issues Associated with 400-Gbps and 500-Gbps Systems

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 14, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --AlteraCorporation (NASDAQ:
ALTR) today announced it will demonstrate how its FPGA-based solutions are
shaping the future of OTN applications at the Optical Fiber Communication
Conference and Exposition (OFC) and the National Fiber Optic Engineers
Conference (NFOEC) in Anaheim, Calif. on March 19 – March 21, 2013. Altera is
enabling the industry's evolution beyond 100G by delivering solutions not
possible in ASSPs with increased levels of performance, integration and
flexibility. Altera's comprehensive portfolio of OTN, Ethernet and Interlaken
IP and the industry's highest performance 28 nm Stratix® V GT FPGAs will be on
display in the Altera booth #3357. Altera technical experts will showcase the
company's latest OTN-based solutions and spotlight how the company is
addressing the complex issues associated with applications beyond 100G,
including 400-Gbps Ethernet and 500-Gbps Interlaken.

What:  Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) and the
       National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC)
When:  Tuesday, March 19, to Thursday, March 21, 2013
Where: Booth #3357, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif.


Technologies showcasing Altera solutions shaping the future of OTN include:

Industry leading OTN IP Solutions

  oA 100G 2-stage ODUMux architecture which provides a hybrid OTN/packet
    switching solution in a single FPGA for Packet Optical Support Systems.
    Altera will be demonstrating industry-leading OTN muxing capabilities and
    will showcase architectures beyond 100G.

Stratix V GT FPGA Interoperability with CFP2 Optical Modules

  oThis demonstration will showcase the interoperability of a Stratix V GT
    FPGA with Finisar CFP2 modules. CFP2 interfaces allow equipment providers
    to design systems with up to 2.5X the density and 50 percent the power per
    100 Gbps port compared to previous generation designs. Integrating Stratix
    V GT FPGAs with CPF2 optical modules enable developers of transmission and
    networking applications to significantly scale up bandwidth without
    increasing power or rack space.

OTN Partial Reconfiguration Using Stratix V GT FPGAs

  oThis demonstration shows client ports being partially reconfigured in a
    Stratix V GT FPGA in order to support multiple standards without impacting
    traffic on other ports in the FPGA. Using partial reconfiguration allows
    developers to reduce the overall costs, power and board space of their OTN

High-speed Transceiver and Backplane Demonstration

  oThis demonstration provides a complete link for routing signals across
    high-speed backplanes located within a rack and then
    processing/aggregating data within the FPGA fabric before sending over 28
    Gbps transceiver links connected to optical engines. The demonstrations
    showcases the Stratix V GT FPGA's industry-leading signal integrity
    capabilities and transceiver technology driving high-speed electrical
    interconnect in optical transport systems.

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Editor Contacts:
Jennifer Van Every
Altera Corporation
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