Broadcom (News - Alert) is enabling system providers to reduce overall BOM costs with the release of a new line of Optical Transport Networking (OTN) Framer physical layer transceivers (PHY).
Broadcom’s newly released BCM845xx Series addresses increasing performance and density demands in LAN, WAN and OTN carrier networks.
The company claims these new PHYs offer a very high level of integration and low power per port.
The BCM854xx Series is designed to meet the requirements of system vendors that want higher density, lower power and multi-service support devices, enabling the next generation of high performance converged networks.
“We anticipate breakout growth for this segment as carriers continue to embrace and deploy OTN. According to our recent report, OTN transport and switching equipment will be nearly a $13B market by 2017,” said Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst for Optical at Infonetics (News - Alert) Research.
Elaborating more on Broadcom’s BCM845xx Series, the company notes that it features three device options, including the BCM84520 20G version, the BCM84540 40G version and the BCM84512 120G version.
These three devices provide users with a combination of mixed signal and digital processing functionality, including jitter-filtering phase lock loops (PLL) and selectable Forward Error Correction (FEC) codes.
The BCM845xx Series also enables interoperability between different network operators and system equipment vendors.
“Built on our field-proven 10G/40G Ethernet PHY technology, our new line of multicore Framer/PHYs combines the higher density, lower power and unprecedented level of integration required to enable the next wave of optical transport networks,” said Lorenzo Longo, Broadcom vice president and general manager, Physical Layer Products (PLP).
Broadcom provides optical transport solutions that enable high-capacity, carrier-grade routers and switches. The company is paving the way to 100G long-haul optical networks with an end-to-end portfolio of switching fabrics and physical layer technology.
Broadcom was in the news earlier this month for unveiling a new breakthrough cable digital-transport adapter (DTA) system-on-a-chip (SoC) that includes integrated Full-Band Capture technology.
Edited by Braden Becker