Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vitesse Unveils Jaguar-2 Switch Chip for Carrier Ethernet 2.0

Vitesse Semiconductor introduced its Jaguar-2 single chip solution for MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 business services over public and private cloud networks.

Jaguar-2 features 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 24 2.5G ports, up to four ports of direct connectivityto 10G optical modules and Layer-3 routing support. Sampling is expected to begin later this quarter.

Jaguar-2 leverages Vitesse Service Aware Architecture (ViSAA) to enable advanced Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) and Service Activation Testing (SAT) capabilities, including wirespeed RF2544 and Y.1564.

Highlights of the Jaguar-2 family:

  • MEF CE 2.0 readiness with per Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC) feature control and resource allocation support for 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) and 10GE applications;
  • Hierarchical service OAM and performance measurement including up and down MEP OAM and Service Activation Testing for maintenance and SLA assurance purposes;
  • Hierarchical QoS on a per-service basis, versus the port-level QoS available in competitive solutions;
  • VeriTime, which is Vitesse's high accuracy IEEE 1588v2 Precision Time Protocol implementation for nanosecond-accurate network timing and synchronization.
“As businesses increasingly outsource applications and data services to the cloud, their Ethernet connection becomes more critical than ever,” said Uday Mudoi, vice president, product marketing at Vitesse. “Representing the third-generation in Vitesse’s Carrier Ethernet switch engine portfolio, Jaguar-2 with ViSAA enables unprecedented levels of remote provisioning, monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities on service provider network access equipment. This granular level of control fundamentally changes how service providers can monetize their services and create new revenue opportunities.”


Accurate timing and synchronization is mission-critical for next generation networks. Carriers are migrating to packet-based timing architectures, including IEEE 1588, for the  advantages it offers over traditional synchronization techniques. This video discusses the evolution of network timing (0:51), IEEE 1588 (2:02), 1588 and Small Cell Architecture (2:29), LTE-Advanced Timing Accuracy Requirements (3:22), Differences in 1588 Implementations (3:50), and Vitesse's VeriTime solution (4:41).

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