Altera Packs Two 100G Transponders on a Single FPGA

Altera created a single-chip, dual 100G transponder solution that is implemented in a 28nm high-performance Stratix V FPGA. With the new dual 100G transponder solution, Altera is now able to deliver density that is unachievable with current solutions and puts them on the path to support data rates of 400G and beyond. Altera is currently shipping 28-nm Stratix V FPGAs and OTN IP.

The new solution from Altera features two independent 100G transponders on a single FPGA. This enables optical equipment manufacturers to keep pace with network performance and bandwidth demands while lowering capital costs.

The single-chip, dual 100G transponder from Altera simplifies the move by carrier and service providers to higher-density 100G transport by providing a fully integrated standards-based solution. Altera’s solution leverages the performance of Stratix V FPGAs and OTN IP to increase the density of 100G transport solutions beyond the capability of any other ASSP- or FPGA-based solution in the industry. Altera’s latest FPGA-based OTN offerings include 28nm high-performance silicon optimized for transport applications, industry-leading high-speed transceivers and OTN system IP.

The growing number of Internet-enabled devices is resulting in an order of magnitude increase in network bandwidth demands and is driving the need for large-scale network-upgrades. Optical Transport Networks (OTN) enables carriers to scale quickly and support the growth of traffic on their networks. Altera’s OTN solutions help carriers and service providers to increase the number of optical links across the transport layer and support higher data rates across a variety of applications (such as voice, video, and storage).

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