Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cortina Debuts 2nd Gen Electronic Dispersion Compensation Device

Cortina Systems, a start-up based in Sunnyvale, California, has begun shipping its second generation 10GE Electronic Dispersion Compensation (EDC) device.

The CS4315 EDC functionality supports two full duplex 10G links. Both transmit and receive paths include Clock and Data Recovery (CDR) circuits. The CS4315 EDC has a wide operating frequency range covering 1GbE, 1G FC, 2G FC, 4G FC, 8G FC, SONET (9.5 -- 11.3G), and 10GbE.

Applications include 10G SFP+, enterprise and telecom backplanes, and single-mode fiber links.

  • In June 2009, Cortina Systems, a start-up based in Sunnyvale, California, introduced its next generation optical transport processor platform designed for efficient multiplexing and transparent transport of a broad spectrum of 10G class clients including Ethernet, SONET/SDH, and storage over 10G or 40G optical transport networks. The platform offers analog integration, optical transport networking, and advanced forward error correction (FEC) technology. Cortina said its design allows for denser and more flexible line cards for metro and long-haul dense wavelength-division-multiplexing applications, Ethernet switch and router platforms, and submarine ultra long-haul systems. Key features include aggregation of four fully independent synchronous or asynchronous 10Gs tributaries to a 40G signal; super forward error correction ("Super FEC"); transport, mapping, and performance monitoring; and networking support for various client signals.

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