Zarlink's circuit emulation products achieve MEF 18 Certification

OCTOBER 26, 2009 -- Zarlink Semiconductor says that its portfolio of Circuit Emulation Services over Packet (CESoP) products has successfully achieved Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 18 certification.

OCTOBER 26, 2009 -- Zarlink Semiconductor says that its portfolio of Circuit Emulation Services over Packet (CESoP) products has successfully achieved Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 18 certification.

MEF 18 certification verifies that Zarlink's CESoP products transport T1/E1 services over Ethernet in compliance with the requirements defined in MEF 8 "Implementation Agreement for the Emulation of PDH Circuits over Metro Ethernet Networks" and the circuit emulation services definitions defined in MEF 3 "Circuit Emulation Service Definitions, Framework and Requirements in Metro Ethernet Networks." Independent testing was carried out in the MEF approved Iometrix test lab.

Zarlink's CESoP products are designed to provide critical timing capabilities to enable traditional TDM-based services to be carried efficiently over Ethernet networks. The company says that customers have deployed its CESoP products into a range of applications, including wireless backhaul of TDM-based services, Ethernet passive optical network (EPON) equipment, and metro Ethernet networking equipment.

"Achieving MEF 18 certification provides manufacturers with a high level of confidence in our CESoP products," said Bruce Ernhofer, product line marketing manager with Zarlink's Timing and Synchronization product group. "Our CESoP products allow manufacturers to easily design MEF-compliant equipment that enables global service providers to deliver revenue generating TDM services over lower cost carrier Ethernet networks."

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