Wednesday, September 26, 2007

TPACK Combines Packet Mapping and Switching

TPACK introduced its new Carrier Packet Mapper Engine, combining the
functionality of a 10 Gbps Ethernet over NG-SONET/SDH packet mapper and a carrier grade packet processor with traffic management. The device is
designed for cost-optimized MSPP and microMSPP as well as packet optical applications.

TPACK said its new TPWX3192 device takes advantage of the high logic
density and low power consumption of Altera's new line of Stratix III
FPGAs. Based on 65nm manufacturing processes, the Stratix III FPGAs
enable the TPWX3192 to accommodate the feature sets of both the TPACK TPX3100 20Gbps Carrier Packet Engine and the TPACK TPW192-S 10 Gbps NG-SONET/SDH Packet Mapper. This allows the full range of MEF defined Carrier Ethernet Services to be supported in a compact, single device solution.

Separately, TPACK announced a collaboration with Turin Networks on
Carrier Ethernet switching and transport solutions. The joint
development efforts are focused on connection-oriented Carrier Ethernet
as well as 10 Gbps layer 2 packet switching and traffic management. The
result is Turin Networks' recently introduced 10-Gigabit Ethernet
switching and transport modules for its flagship Traverse Multiservice
Transport Switch Product Family. Turin's Traverse scales from 1Mbps to
10Gbps, supporting MEF 9 and MEF 14-certified compliant Carrier Ethernet
services over SONET and SDH.