Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) created the MSAN Partner Ecosystem to provide customers with an integrated, end-to-end solutions approach to accelerate the delivery of FPGA-based broadband applications. Altera’s MSAN Partner Ecosystem includes Ethernity Networks, AimValley, MorethanIP and Sarance Technologies. Each of the partners provides a unique and complementary intellectual property (IP) solution designed to bolster Altera’s FPGA solutions. The partners will enhance Altera’s product line of FPGAs with capabilities ranging from next-generation DSL line cards to advanced GPON line cards that protect and maximize customers’ existing MSAN technology investments.
Multi-service access node (MSAN) architecture has evolved in response to the industry’s need for enhanced features to enable broadband access while simultaneously reducing development and unit cost. Specifically focused on current and upcoming broadband access technologies, MSAN equipment offers xDSL (ADSLl, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL, VDSL2, etc.) as well as xPON (EPON, GPON, etc.) services from a single, unified platform.