Sunday, May 1, 2011

China's FiberHome Picks PMC-Sierra's HyPHY for OTN

FiberHome, one of China's network equipment providers, has selected PMC-Sierra's HyPHY chipset for its FONST Series family of WDM optical transmission solutions.

FiberHome's FONST Series is an intelligent WDM offering based on OTN technology with scalability up to 3.85 Tbps capacity. In conjunction with enhanced switching technology for both optical and electrical layers, the product line will now offer a uniform capability to flexibly aggregate, cross-connect and transport a wide range of protocols from SONET/SDH, Ethernet, Fiber Channel/SAN and video over converged OTN networks.

"FiberHome's FONST WDM solutions address the Carriers' requirements for multi-service agility and high-capacity adaptability with increased power efficiency," said Fan Zhiwen, vice-general manager of FiberHome's Transport Business Unit. "We standardized on PMC-Sierra's HyPHY products because they enabled us to significantly reduce our development costs by eliminating multiple designs, in addition to offering uniform functionality across our platforms. By achieving this design breakthrough at 50 percent lower power, we are confident that our best-in-class WDM product line will enable FiberHome to offer OTN solutions to Carriers around the world."

"Regardless of geography or service mix, our HyPHY chipset solves the complex service aggregation over OTN problem in Carriers' access and metro networks. We are pleased to bring such architecture innovation to the market in collaboration with FiberHome and to expand our participation in the worldwide OTN network build-out," said Babak Samimi, vice president of marketing and applications of PMC-Sierra's Communication Products Division.

PMC-Sierra's HyPHY family delivers high-capacity framing, mapping, switching and multiplexing of carrier Ethernet, SAN, OTN, transparent bit services such as video, and SONET/SDH to allow Carriers to reduce the number of line cards and network elements, and adapt to a changing service mix without costly replacement of equipment. The platform provides client-agnostic, rate-agile Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) and 10 Gigabit pluggable (XFP or SFP+) interfaces and a set of OTN and Packet system interfaces for networking to a variety of switch fabric architectures and network processors.