Milpitas, Calif., January 28, 2009 -- JDSU today announced a new option for the TestPoint 10Gbps product line for Enhanced Forward Error Correction I.4 (EFEC I.4), the test industry's first offering of ITU-T recommended Applied Micro Circuits Corporation's (NASDAQ: AMCC) EFEC. AMCC's EFEC forward error correction code is designed into system solutions for Metro Ethernet and Carrier-Grade Ethernet applications as well as long haul WDM and Metro WDM transport Networks.
AMCC's EFEC, already deployed in many of the world's largest optical networks, is important because it is a turnkey, standards-compliant solution that enables low-cost Carrier Ethernet services over Metro, Core and OTN Networks. For example, using AMCC's EFEC a 10 GigE data stream can be encapsulated into an OTU2 frame and transported over the optical network, providing a distinct cost, power, and space advantage in Ethernet-to-OTN convergence. For more information about AMCC's EFEC offering please visit www.amcc.com/products/transport.html.
"Challenges associated with the deployment of Carrier-Grade Ethernet and 10 GigE faced by equipment manufacturers and carriers require a dependable test solution," said Bill Mortimer, vice president and general manager in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "With AMCC's EFEC I.4, the TestPoint 10Gbps does that and more, helping users meet the complex challenge of directly connecting Ethernet to OTNs."
"Equipment manufacturers and network operators have the need to test network operation for AMCC's EFEC I.4 code," said Subhash Roy, CTO of the AMCC Transport Product Group. "We are pleased to work with JDSU, the recognized leader in Ethernet and Carrier Ethernet Transport test solutions, to bring this test capability to market. AMCC's commitment to the EFEC I.4 code will continue as we bring more products to market to allow the transition to the Optical Transport Network."
Using the TestPoint 10Gbps EFEC I.4 option, users can easily switch between ITU G.709 FEC (GFEC) and ITU G.975.1 EFEC I.4 with the click of a mouse and are able to inject and monitor FEC errors. The TestPoint EFEC I.4 licensed option for the 10Gbps Module is available in addition to a 10G G.709 Digital Wrapper/FEC option, which includes GFEC test capability. Users can select between adding GFEC and/or EFEC I.4 to the supported rates and protocols on the 10Gbps Module.
About the JDSU TestPoint 10Gbps Test Solution
As networks evolve to integrate multiple transport technologies such as Ethernet, Fibre Channel, OTN, and SONET/SDH, network equipment manufacturers and service providers require integrated test solutions. TestPoint 10Gbps provides such integration for research and development (R&D), service verification testing (SVT) and production environments. The TestPoint 10Gbps solution specifically addresses test requirements for 10 GigE LAN/WAN, 8G and 10G Fibre Channel, OC-192/STM-64 BERT, and OTN rates including OTU2 and overclocked rates. The 10Gbps is available as a hot-swappable module in the TS-30/TS-170 chassis. It is also available as a configuration in the TS-10 chassis.
AMCC is a global leader in energy efficient sustainable solutions to Process, Transport, and Store information for the next generation of internet data center and carrier central office. A leader in high speed signal processing, IP & Ethernet packet processing, and storage controllers and processors, AMCC's patented innovations provide high value solutions in high speed mixed signal, Forward Error Correction, RAID, and packet processing applications. AMCC's corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world. For further information regarding AMCC, please visit our web site at http://www.amcc.com
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU; and TSX: JDU) enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. More information is available at www.jdsu.com.