Siverge Networks unveils chipset for mobile backhaul infrastructure

OCTOBER 12, 2009 -- The SivGate extends Siverge's Griffin family of products and consists of an ASIC and an FPGA core, enabling reduced power consumption, accelerated time-to-market, and a lower TCO.

OCTOBER 12, 2009 -- Siverge Networks, a supplier of advanced networking devices, has introduced a low-cost, high-performance, wireless universal gateway chip for next-generation mobile backhaul infrastructures. The SivGate extends Siverge's Griffin family of products and consists of an ASIC and an FPGA core, enabling reduced power consumption, accelerated time-to-market, and a lower TCO.

Many carriers and service providers are looking for technologies that can increase their capacity, evolve their infrastructure, and improve their margins. Particularly, on the toward all-IP networks, the inevitable coexistence of multiple networks for 2G, 3G, and emerging LTE supported by multiple backhauling infrastructures is creating substantial capex and opex overheads and increasing inefficiency.

Previously, wireless and backhaul equipment manufacturers were forced to use a combination of framers, mappers, and complex processor designs that could not deliver the bandwidth, scalability, and integration levels needed to meet the demands of performance and profitability.

Siverge claims its SivGate addresses this challenge with the wireless universal gateway that fully supports any generation of mobile network, network interface, and backhauling infrastructure. It is compliant with all required physical interfaces (Ethernet, PDH, SONET/SDH), as well as the complete set of associated Layer 2 data and bundling protocols (i.e., ATM/IMA and HDLC/MLPPP) along with CES and PWE3, QoS, and TM. Using SivGate-based line cards that are designed to fit any existing or new network equipment enables seamless implementation and expansion of any generation of mobile network, regardless of the available network interface type or backhaul infrastructure, says the company.

"By enabling our customers with a powerful, high-performance solution that exceeds their requirements, we are in turn helping to evolve the network infrastructure, which will pave the way for a new set of high-margin services and applications," says Moshe De-Leon, president and chief technology officer for Siverge Networks. "Our advanced wireless universal gateway solution is designed with the customer's requirements in mind and addresses their need for a comprehensive high-performance solution that delivers increased capacity at a lower cost."

Siverge is offering both a low-cost, low-speed version of the SivGate device for cell sites aggregation, and a high-performance version for the network side for high-speed, multiservice operation at a lower cost compared to competitive chipsets available today, it says.

Based on a Flexible Hardware architecture, the SivGate models utilize the following building blocks:

  • optimized ASIC hardware implementation to process standardized protocols in Layers 1 and 2, fully configurable to any mapping or framing of protocol and channels
  • optimized FPGA hardware implementation for all circuit emulation flavors, legacy protocol pseudowire, and packet processing, offering different flavors and customization for customers



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