April 28, 2005 Santa Clara, CA -- PMC-Sierra has introduced its PM2337 ADM 622 evaluation platform. The company says the platform is a highly integrated system that allows ODMs and OEMs to rapidly prototype a compact micro Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (micro MSPP) using the company's ADM 622 device.
According to the company, its ADM 622 evaluation platform: collapses a multi-shelf system to a single card in a 1RU "pizza box" form factor; supports both legacy PDH and Ethernet services at OC-12/STM-4 capacity; supports enhanced Ethernet multiplexing with 802.3ah Ethernet OAM, and features a user-friendly GUI and Web-based configuration tools to simplify software development. According to the company, the time-to-market advantages provided by the evaluation platform have enabled OEM vendors to quickly respond to RFIs in both SONET and SDH markets by demonstrating working prototypes.
The evaluation system is powered by the company's 64-bit MIPS-Powered
Processor based on the Linux OS. According to the company, employing a remote computer connected to the system, the system's Web-based GUI allows a user to select various modes of operation available in the ADM 622 device and to output a complete list of device register accesses, which can then be easily integrated into the user's software environment.
"Our aim in developing the ADM 622 evaluation system, together with a complete
schematic design backed by a strong portfolio of support documentation, has been to
create a user-friendly design reuse ecosystem for our customers," explains Babak Samimi, product marketing manage at PMC-Sierra. "With a complete schematic design and strong portfolio of support documentation, customers can realize noticeable savings in R&D costs while securing a faster path to revenue with their own product designs."
The ADM 622 evaluation platform includes an evaluation board, cables, board schematics, Web-based configuration interface, configuration guide, and a user manual. The platform features dual per port programmable OC-3/12 SONET or STM-1/4 SDH optical interfaces, and can add/drop three independent EC-1/DS3/E3 interfaces, 28 x T1/21 x E1 ports (interfaced to the company's PM4329 HDLIU 32 device), 8 x 10/100 ports, and/or an independent 1 x GE port.
The platform contains the following PMC-Sierra devices: the PM5337 ADM 622, a single chip fully integrated OC-12/STM-4 MSPP, the PM4329 HDLIU 32, a high density T1/E1/J1 LIU, the PM8354 QUADPHY 1G - GE SERDES device, and the RM7065 MIPS-Powered microprocessor and controller.
The platform is based on the company's ADM 622 device, which the company calls a single-chip MSPP cost-optimized for OC-3/STM-1 and OC-12/STM-4 applications. According to the company, the device's advanced data features and high integration are ideal for compact networking equipment deployed in remote terminals or customer premises equipment where service density does not justify deployment of larger, more expensive MSPPs.
According to the company, the ADM 622 device integrates SONET/SDH framers and pointer processors, PDH mappers, expansion interfaces, and a cross-connect. The device also supports an EoS interface with integrated Ethernet multiplexing functions, eliminating the need for external switching elements, according to the company.