Monday, June 1, 2009

Vitesse Builds Ecosystem for 10G-PON Deployments

Vitesse Semiconductor has expanded its Next-Generation Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTx) Technology Ecosystem with the addition of three industry leading companies: ZTE Corporation; Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI); and CyOptics. The partners are working to accelerate the deployment of next-generation 10G-PON systems.

In addition to Vitesse, the original FTTx Technology Ecosystem members included MAC vendor, Teknovus; test equipment supplier, Anritsu; and optical component manufacturer, Emcore. Working closely with the FTTx Ecosystem members, Vitesse continues to expand its IC contributions to 10G-EPON deployments with the volume production release of the VSC8479-01 Burst Mode 10G SerDes and sample release of a complete 10G-EPON XFP module reference design. Vitesse's XFP module reference design is targeted for 10G-EPON symmetric ONU/ONT applications utilizing Vitesse's industry-proven PMD chipset including 10G burst mode driver, 10G APD ROSA with TIA and 10G post limiting amplifier. In addition, the XFP reference design uses the industry's latest 10G-EPON compliant TOSA and ROSA which are designed in standard XMD-MSA fit and form-factor. The reference design achieves real world, high-performance interoperability in common design platforms to accelerate time-to-market.