Infineon Announces Availability of Industry-First, Single-Chip 40G Framer / Pointer Processor - Single-Chip Solution For Next Generation 40 Gbps Systems Shown at Optical Fiber Conference

Mar 11, 2002 | Technology Media

Munich, Germany – March 11, 2002 – Infineon Technologies (FSE/NYSE: IFX), a leading supplier of communications ICs and fiber optics components, today announced that the Titan™ 19244, the first single-chip 40 Gbps framer and pointer processor is now available to customers developing next generation SONET/SDH communication equipment. The Titan is a highly integrated framer/mapper device that is fully capable of handling data at 40 Gbps in both upstream and downstream directions as well as supporting pointer processing up to STS-1 granularity.

Infineon is the first company to demonstrate working silicon of a single-chip 40 Gbps framer and pointer processor. A silicon evaluation platform combining the Titan with four OC-192 transponders will be displayed in the Infineon Booth (# 3812) at the Optical Fiber Conference in Anaheim, next week (March 18 – 22).

“This is the first time a standard products manufacturer has delivered silicon for an emerging line rate (40 Gbps) prior to OEMs developing costly ASICs. Titan, along with our 40 Gbps and 10 Gbps mux / de-mux devices and our complete board development and applications support, enables Infineon customers to better leverage R&D dollars and get to market faster,“ said Christian Scherp, vice president of marketing, optical networking, Infineon Technologies North America Corp. “Titan is available on schedule to meet our customers’ time-to-market goals for trials beginning this summer.”

The level of performance and integration in the Titan 19244 allows OEMs to better utilize the existing installed infrastructure by enabling more cost effective transmission of multiple wavelengths through individual fibers. For manufacturers of next generation cross connect equipment, the Titan offers seamless implementation of redundancy, a requirement for service providers.

"Not only is Titan the first merchant OC-768 framer, but Infineon has also included a quad OC-192 mode of operation,“ said Allan Armstrong, director of optical transport semiconductors at RHK, a leading industry market research and consulting firm specializing in the analyses of advanced technologies for the global public telecommunications networks. "System manufacturers building DWDM equipment can leverage their investment by using the same framer in both OC-768 and quad OC-192 line cards."

About the Titan 19244


Infineon’s Titan 19244 is a highly integrated quad-port STS-192/STM-64 or a single STS-768/STM-256 SONET/SDH framer and pointer processor device. It supports pointer processing at STS-1 granularity for all four ports, an industry first. Titan 19244 supports any legal mix of flexible concatenation levels such as STS-2c, STS-3c, STS-4c, STS-192c. The chip also supports termination and generation of TOH bytes TOH add and drop ports, as well as monitoring of selected POH bytes such as B3. Titan 19244 provides extensive performance, alarm, and error monitoring functions. Both the line and system side interfaces are compliant with the OIF SFI-4 standard. As a result, the Titan 19244 can seamlessly interface with industry standard SFI-4 OC-192 transponders.

The Titan 19244 provides four 16-bit LVDS, SFI-4 compliant parallel buses operating at 622 Mbps both on the line and system sides. The device is fabricated in advanced low power 0.15-micron technology and housed in a 1413 pin flip chip BGA package. The level of integration offered by the Titan 19244 is equivalent to over four times the functionality of currently available chips. The device has power consumption of about a quarter of competing discrete solutions.

Pricing and Availability


Titan 19244 comes in a flip-chip BGA package with 1413 pins and is priced at US $1850 in volume quantities. Evaluation boards are also available from Infineon.

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 www.infineon.com.

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