Photonic Bridges adopts Silicon Laboratories' transceiver and clock ICs for MetroWave platforms

September 28, 2004 Austin, TX--Photonic Bridges has selected Silicon Laboratories' Si5100 OC-48 transceiver and Si5310 precision clock multiplier for four next-generation SONET/SDH multi-service transport platforms.

Sep 28th, 2004

September 28, 2004 Austin, TX--Photonic Bridges has selected Silicon Laboratories' Si5100 OC-48 transceiver and Si5310 precision clock multiplier for four next-generation SONET/SDH multi-service transport platforms. The systems include the MetroWave 805, 808 and 809 multi-service access platforms (MSAP) and the MetroWave 8100 multi-service provisioning platform (MSPP).

The Si5100 transceiver and Si5310 clock multiplier implement Silicon Laboratories' proprietary DSPLL technology to achieve superior jitter performance while reducing design complexity, system cost and board space.

"Photonic Bridges is leveraging the latest advances in semiconductor technology to deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions for the metro optical market," said Pang Ran, product director at Photonic Bridges. "Silicon Laboratories' transceiver and clock solutions offer market-leading jitter performance and integration, enabling us to improve system performance, reduce production costs and achieve a faster time-to-market for our MetroWave product family."

The Si5100 is the only OC-48/STM-16 transceiver incorporating a jitter-attenuating clock multiplier unit with selectable loop filter bandwidths, according to Silicon Laboratories. This feature enables excellent jitter performance without requiring expensive external jitter reduction circuitry. Combined with the small size, low power and temperature stability of all Silicon Laboratories' transceiver products, the Si5100 is an optimal solution for high-speed networking applications.

To further simplify its system design, Photonic Bridges also chose the Si5310 as a small, reduced cost SONET/SDH clock multiplier.

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