Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Xelerated Supports Precision Time Protocol and Synchronous Ethernet in Silicon

Xelerated introduced a Precision Time Solution that enables its network processors and programmable Ethernet switching silicon to preserve synchronization in packet-based mobile backhaul links.

Significantly, Xelerated's Precision Time Solution provides hardware and software support for both Precision Time Protocol (IEEE 1588 v1 and v2/2008) and Synchronous Ethernet (ITU G.8262). For maximum flexibility, the solution supports any type of synchronization service on any port. Special attention has been put to highly accurate time stamping, time and frequency monitoring, as well as optimized performance supporting one-step operations for Precision Time Protocol.

Xelerated said its design allow mobile backhaul providers to evolve their services as the LTE technology framework is updated with new standards for quality of service, synchronization and service interworking. In addition, programmability enables system vendors to offer a common portfolio meeting the stringent PTN requirements as outlined by China Mobile while paving the way for LTE.

"Next-generation mobile backhaul must leverage a unified fiber access design to meet the price points and dense service requirements in LTE. A unified approach with superior synchronous options can make this solution happen now," said Thomas Eklund, vice president of marketing and business development for Xelerated. "We have put extensive resources into our new Precision Time Solution, which enables service providers to securely migrate to Carrier Ethernet and stop investing in costly legacy equipment with limited lifetimes."