Microchip Technology DIGI-G5 OTN processor

Feb. 20, 2019
Microchip Technology’s DIGI-G5 is a Flexible Ethernet (FlexE) enabled and Ethernet-optimized Optical Transport Network (OTN) processor that enables terabit OTN switching cards for flexible optical networks. DIGI-G5 delivers 1.2 Tbps of combined OTN and client interfaces; Microchip asserts it is first to market with support for newly standardized 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 50GbE, 200GbE, 400GbE, FlexO, and FlexE as well as an integrated security engine.
Microchip Technology’s DIGI-G5 is a Flexible Ethernet (FlexE) enabled and Ethernet-optimized Optical Transport Network (OTN) processor that enables terabit OTN switching cards for flexible optical networks. DIGI-G5 delivers 1.2 Tbps of combined OTN and client interfaces; Microchip asserts it is first to market with support for newly standardized 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 50GbE, 200GbE, 400GbE, FlexO, and FlexE as well as an integrated security engine. It enables delivers “beyond 100G” OTN transport support for cloud‑scale 100G+ packet-optical, OTN switching, DWDM, and data center interconnect optical networking applications.

Judge’s comment: “This product will enable the next generation of 100G, 400G and up to 1.2T OTN and Ethernet networks. Looks like the first to have this capability so far.”

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