Infineon Announces World's First Single Chip 40G Framer-Mapper Delivering Higher Bandwidth for Emerging STS-768 SONET/SDH Market
Our goal is to provide customers with the best technologies for todays advanced STS-192 line-card market while giving them the option to migrate to STS-768 as the market evolves, said Jack Basi vice president of marketing for Infineons WAN Business Unit. Infineons 40G framer-mapper solution, developed by recently acquired Catamaran Communications, will enable makers of high-speed transmission systems to swiftly implement next generation equipment such as Dense Wave Division Multiplexers, Add Drop Multiplexers and Digital Cross Connects in the long haul and metro areas where higher bandwidth, lower power and real estate savings from smaller footprint are the key to success.
The steadily increasing demand for Internet and multimedia data is set to galvanize telecommunications carriers to deploy 40G transmission technologies that require vastly improved performance from ICs. According to Gartner Dataquest (Fiber Optic Food Chain, March 2001), the annual worldwide market for STS-192 and STS-768 framers is set to grow from US$79 million in 2000 to US$2 billion in 2004.
Infineons Single Chip 40G Framer-Mapper/Quad STS-192 Device
The framer chip announced today is part of Infineon's overall strategy to offer customers a complete line card solution in the 10G and 40G space from the optical to the network processor interface. Fabricated in a leading edge 0.15 micron process, the framer-mapper is a highly integrated device that provides section, line and path overhead processing as well as frame synchronous scrambling and de-scrambling for quad STS-192. It supports pointer processing at STS-1 granularity for STS-192 and scalable concatenation levels STS-3c to STS-192c for a seamless upgrade path to STS-768 and provides extensive performance, error and alarming functions. Furthermore, it meets all relevant SONET/SDH standards.
Samples of the single chip 40G framer-mapper/quad STS-192 device and evaluation boards will be available in Q4 2001 with mass production scheduled for the first half of 2002.
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 2000 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 7.28 billion with about 29,000 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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