Inphi and PMC Demonstrate Interoperability for 100G OTN and Carrier Ethernet Line Cards

Inphi and PMC Demonstrate Interoperability for 100G OTN and Carrier Ethernet 
Line Cards 
Reference Solution to Enable Dense 100G Optical Transport and Routing
Platforms Now Available 
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/07/13 --  Inphi Corporation
(NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed analog semiconductors,
today announced that it has demonstrated interoperability of
IN112510, its second generation Tri-Rate(TM) PHY/SerDes Gearbox ICs,
with PMC(R)'s (NASDAQ: PMCS), DIGI 120G and META 120G, the industry's
highest density 10G, 40G and 100G OTN processor and converged Carrier
Ethernet and Optical Transport Network (OTN) framer solutions. 
The reference solution demonstrates DIGI 120G and META 120G
interfacing to a 100G CFP2 optical transceiver module using Inphi's
IN112510 PHY/SerDes Gearbox IC. Hardware and software integration was
done using Inphi's software SDK with extensive testing and
qualification being done with the test functions implemented in the
SDK, including link testing with Inphi's iSCAN(TM) link management
software suite. 
"With our DIGI 120G and META 120G, PMC has taken the lead in enabling
100G OTN and Carrier Ethernet switching and connectivity for both OTN
Optical Transport Equipment and Router platforms," said Babak Samimi,
vice president of marketing and applications for PMC's Communications
Business Unit. "Our successful interoperability with Inphi's Tri-Rate
Gearbox extends the growing ecosystem around our OTN devices, with a
proven reference solution that enables our customers to leverage 100G
CFP2 pluggable optical modules to deliver the highest port density
and lowest power 100G OTN and Carrier Ethernet line cards."  
The explosion of packet traffic in metro networks driven by carrier
and service provider cloud services, evolved packet core and IP-based
access networks is driving network builds away from legacy SONET/SDH
to OTN networks. According to (1)Infonetics Research, the OTN
equipment market will top 13B USD in 2017 at a 13% CAGR. This
interoperability test provides a proof point that solutions are now
available to support the next wave of dense 100G port line cards for
OTN switching, routing, Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexers
(ROADMs) and Packet Optical Transport Platforms (P-OTPs) for IP based
WDM networks.  
"Our next-generation Tri-Rate PHY/SerDes Gearbox ICs interoperating
with PMC's industry-leading OTN solutions demonstrates that a total
solution consisting of hardware and software is now available for
designers to successfully build high-port density Tri-Rate 100G OTN
and Carrier Ethernet line cards," said Siddharth Sheth, vice
president of marketing for Inphi's high-speed connectivity products.
"This combined effort will help our customers move quickly to deliver
products and capitalize on the fast-growing metro OTN segment." 
Inphi's IN112510 Gearbox is based on the unique and groundbreaking
iPHY(TM) architecture which is purpose-built for client side
networking interfaces that push the envelope on power, performance,
integration, latency and cost. Unlike other Gearbox and FPGA
offerings that attempt to cover too many data rates in unrelated
applications, Inphi's Gearbox IC is purpose-built for power and
performance, sensitive 10G, 40G and 100G optical line cards for
service provider, and carrier OTN networks. Consuming as low as
2.3-W, latency < 15-ns and Rj < 180fs rms, Inphi's new IN112510-LD is
the lowest power, highest performing CMOS PHY/SerDes Gearbox IC in
the industry. 
PMC's DIGI 120G (PM5440) is the industry's only single-chip OTN
processor supporting 10G, 40G and 100G speeds for OTN transport,
aggregation and switched deployments. DIGI 120G allows for the
efficient sharing and dynamic assignment of network resources,
enabling OTN networks to effectively virtualize optical network
bandwidth to meet the elastic traffic demands of big data. OTN
muxponders and OTN switching cards using DIGI 120G will enable
efficient aggregation and grooming of lower speed services into 100G.
DIGI 120G's unique single-chip architecture allows OEMs to leverage a
common hardware and software investment to rapidly develop a
portfolio of line cards, resulting in the lowest bill of material,
lowest power, and fastest time to market. 
PMC's META 120G (PM5442), the industry's highest port density 10G,
40G and 100G converged Carrier Ethernet and OTN framer solution for
Carrier Ethernet and OTN line on service provider switches and
routers, and PTN equipment. META 120G delivers Carrier Ethernet
MAC/PHY, comprehensive OTN framing/mapping in conjunction with
multiple FEC protocols, including PMC's innovative high-gain Swizzle
enhanced FEC and fully integrated packet timing engine, including
clock recovery that exceeds the IEEE 1588v2 telecom profile for every
port. Meta 120G delivers overall feature integration, port density
and device capacity that is unmatched in the market today.  
About PMC 
 PMC (NASDAQ: PMCS) is the semiconductor innovator
transforming networks that connect, move and store big data. Building
on a track record of technology leadership, the company is driving
innovation across storage, optical and mobile networks. PMC's highly
integrated solutions increase performance and enable next-generation
services to accelerate the network transformation. For more
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About Inphi
 Inphi Corporation is a leading provider of high-speed,
mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications and
computing markets. Inphi's end-to-end data transport platform
delivers high signal integrity at leading-edge data speeds,
addressing performance and bandwidth bottlenecks in networks, from
fiber to memory. Inphi's solutions minimize latency in computing
environments and enable the rollout of next-generation communications
infrastructure. Inphi's solutions provide a vital interface between
analog signals and digital information in high-performance systems,
such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking
equipment, enterprise and data center servers, and storage platforms.
To learn more about Inphi, visit 
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(1) OTN and Packet Optical Hardware (2013 Edition) Biannual Worldwide
and Regional Market Share, Size, and Forecasts 
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