Monday, March 18, 2013

AppliedMicro Intros Standalone OTN Processor with Encryption

AppliedMicro introduced a standalone OTN processor that can be used to enable 10 x 10G line cards for OTN cross connect and Packet-Optical Transport System (P-OTS) applications.

The new TPO215 processor delivers advanced framing, mapping and multiplexing, while supporting 10 x 10G channels for a total capacity of 100G.  The device, which is part of the company's portfolio of "SoftSilicon" OTN processors, makes use of the partial reconfiguration function of Altera's Stratix V field-programmable gate array (FPGA) silicon in a way that is completely seamless to the user and effectively quadruples the size of the silicon.

The TPO215 provides optical data unit (ODU) mapping. The device can map any 8-10G client signal to ODUflex/ODU2, in compliance with all ITU standardized mapping methods. The device can also perform hierarchical (de)multiplexing between ODU2 and ODU0/ODU1/ODUflex containers.

In addition, AppliedMicro noted that its TPO125 device also features OTNsec encryption, a new security feature developed by AppliedMicro to ensure comprehensive security during transport of information over "shared" networks. Unlike traditional encryption methods that only encrypt packets or client payloads, OTNsec security encrypts the entire container for transport across an OTN network and provides secure transport of any OTN client, including Fibre Channel, SONET and Ethernet.


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