Tuesday, May 25, 2010

PMC-Sierra Releases Pluggable GPON ONT Design

PMC-Sierra introduced a pluggable GPON Optical Network Terminal (ONT) reference design that can connect any Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) equipped with a standard Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) port to a high-speed Passive Optical Network.

The low-power, plug-and-play ONT allows carriers and system vendors to upgrade existing service-oriented home and small/medium business equipment, including gateways, routers, and integrated access devices, to full GPON functionality without hardware or software redesign.

PMC-Sierra's pluggable ONT, which is based on its GPON SoC for mini-ONT applications, is powered by standard interfaces in the host device and does not require a dedicated power supply. It integrates an optical transceiver, an innovative host interface, and a complete OMCI stack that is interoperable with all major OLT systems on the market. It can be connected to any SFP receptacle and does not require any software or hardware modifications to the host system.

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