Infineon To Provide Industry's First Complete 40G Line Card Solution

Jun 4, 2002 | Technology Media

Atlanta, June 4, 2002 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE/NYSE: IFX), a leading provider of integrated circuits for advanced communications systems, today introduced the industry’s first complete OC-768 line card solution. Infineon’s OC-768 solution consists of a Multi Chip Package (MCP) Mux/Demux and a two-chip framer/pointer processor. The new improved line card solution eliminates interoperability hurdles, paving the way to the accelerated deployment of 40 Gbps technology throughout the metro and long-haul environments.

Infineon will demonstrate its complete 40G line card solution at Supercomm 2002, June 4 - 6 in Atlanta, Ga., booth #23726.

“Interoperability is a key consideration when coming to design next generation's high-speed platforms. The Infineon solution shows that this is no longer a problem," said Tan Xue Song, Cooperation General Manager at Huawei Optical Networking Division. "Achievements such as this contribute to a comprehensive and highly integrated solution for 40G line cards enabling system vendors like ourselves to deal with less intricate issues on both the technique and business aspects in the future."

The highly integrated OC-768 line card solution consists of an MCP Mux/Demux and an OC-768 framer/pointer processor. The latter consists of an OC-768-to-OC-192 interface converter, the Titan™ 768MD, and the Titan 19244, a 40G Quad STS-192 Framer and Pointer Processor.

"Offering a complete OC-768 line card solution reinforces our commitment to providing complete system level solutions for high-speed line card applications," said Christian Scherp, Vice President of Marketing at Infineon Technologies. "Developed to meet customers demand for a timely solution for 40G line card development, the improved MCP Mux/Demux interface is now able to interconnect directly with the SFI-5 compliant Titan 768MD and we are able to supply interoperability among all key components.“

About the Titan Family

Infineon’s Titan 19244 is a highly integrated single chip quad-port STS-192 SONET-/SDH framer and pointer processor device. It supports pointer processing at STS-1 granularity for all four ports, an industry first. Furthermore, this feature also scales to STS-768 for 40Gbps applications. Titan 19244 supports both standard and non-standard concatenation levels such as STS-3c, STS-6c, STS-9c. The chip also supports termination and generation of TOH bytes such as DCC and EDCC bytes for digital communications between network nodes. Both the line and system side interfaces are compliant with the OIF SFI-4 standard.

Infineon's Titan 768MD Interface Converter is a 16:64 multiplex/demultiplex integrated circuit (IC). Its line side interface complies with the SFI-5 specification, supporting 16 channels operating at between 2.5 Gbps and 3.125 Gbps, and its system-side interface complies with the SFI-4 specification, supporting 64 622-MHz channels.

The 40G Mux/Demux MCP

The multiplexer features Clock Management Unit functionality as well as a selectable 20 GHz and 40 GHz clock output to support both No Return to Zero and Return to Zero line coding, respectively. The demultiplexer integrates Clock and Data Recovery functionality with extremely high input sensitivity of 50mV. Both chips operate at a single 5.5V supply voltage.

Focused on facilitating customers’ high-speed board design Infineon has developed a multi-chip-package solution (MCP). By offering a plug-in solution with easy-to-handle standardized interfaces the MCP simplifies the design cycle of line cards and shortens time to market.

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for applications in the wired and wireless communications markets, for security systems and smartcards, for the automotive and industrial sectors, as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In the fiscal year 2001 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 5.67 billion with about 33,800 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX). Further information is available at

About Huawei

Incorporated in 1988, Huawei Technologies is a global leading provider of telecom equipment and network solutions, with sales revenue US$3.1 billion in the fiscal year 2001 comparing with US$2.7 billion in the previous year. Its customized solutions are mainly in the areas of fixed, mobile, optical and data-communications networks for telecom operators. Huawei obtained the No. 1 marketing position in the optical networks market of both Asia-Pacific region and China in 2001, according a recent report by RHK. To ensure a steady and sustainable growth and to sharpen the core competitive edge, Huawei emphasizes the importance to partner with leading global players in the industry on both product development and marketing. With over 10% of its sales revenue invested into R&D every year and more than 10,000 R&D engineers, Huawei continues to introduce high-performance and innovative products to the global market, responding to the changing needs from customers. Further information is available at

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