PMC-Sierra PM5422 META 20G for Carrier Ethernet Switch and Router

PMC-Sierra rolled out the PM5422 META 20G device for Carrier Ethernet Switch and Router (CESR) equipment. The META 20G connects Carrier Ethernet Switch and Router (CESR) equipment to Metro Optical Transport Networks (ITU-T G.709 OTN). The PM5422 META 20G integrates Carrier Ethernet mapping and framing of 10GE LAN and WAN, and OTN mapping of IP-services such as Storage Area Networks (SAN) and video protocols, while maintaining support for deployed technologies such as Packet over SONET/SDH (POS). The PM5422 META 20G devices are available in 27mm x 27mm 672 ball FCBGA packages.

PMC-Sierra PM5422 META 20G device for Carrier Ethernet Switch and Router (CESR) equipment

PMC-Sierra PM5422 META 20G Highlights

  • Broad support of optical modules: Independent, rate-agile SERDES for direct-connect to 10G SFP+ and XFP modules for dense multi-port configurations
  • Any-Service over OTN: Support for 10G LAN, WAN, SAN, Video and POS
  • Carrier Grade 10GE capabilities: Integrated Timing over Packet (IEEE 1588 and SynchE) and Ethernet Link OAM required in latency sensitive applications such as mobile backhaul

META 20G’s concurrent framing and mapping of Carrier Ethernet, OTN and SONET/SDH reduces line card variants and simplifies carrier supply chain operations. Its flexible system-side interfaces allow for seamless integration onto new and existing line cards with direct-connect to network processors and packet processing engines.

The META 20G is the latest addition to PMC-Sierra’s OTN product portfolio, which includes the HyPHY 20G and HyPHY 10G for Packet Optical Transport Platforms (P-OTP) and Multi-Service Provisioning Platforms (MSPP). The portfolio provides a chipset solution for end-to-end integration of OTN across metro networks.

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