Monday, December 13, 2010

Altera Acquires Avalon for 100G OTN

Altera has acquired Avalon Microelectronics, a developer of Optical Transport Network (OTN) technology, for an undisclosed sum. Altera plans to integrated this intellectual property use in its FPGA and ASIC products supporting data rates at 1.2G, 2.5G and 10G, as well as 40G and 100G.

"As FPGAs increasingly replace ASICs and ASSPs in the heart of many systems, Altera is delivering more system-level technologies and solutions to our customers," said Don Faria, senior vice president, Communication and Broadcast Business Division, at Altera. "Avalon has been a key partner for many years and is the sole IP supplier for the 100G OTN solutions implemented in our FPGAs. With its strong system expertise in transmission applications and detailed FPGA knowledge, Avalon has established itself as a key provider to numerous top-tier communications infrastructure OEMs. We are excited to have Avalon join the Altera family.