Apodis OTN processors from IP Light target edge, metro, mobile fronthaul fiber-optic networks

June 23, 2016
Communication semiconductor developer IP Light says its new Apodis Optical Transport Network (OTN) processors offer single-chip 40G capacity and client ports that range from 100 Mbps to 11 Gbps. The devices support up to eight 10G-Class serial ports and offer low power and reduced footprint, the company adds.

Communication semiconductor developer IP Light says its new Apodis Optical Transport Network (OTN) processors offer single-chip 40G capacity and client ports that range from 100 Mbps to 11 Gbps. The devices support up to eight 10G-Class serial ports and offer low power and reduced footprint, the company adds.

The Apodis processors, samples of which are available for pre-orders, target applications including edge, mobile fronthaul, and metro networks. The companion Apodis Manager software package enables rapid integration of Apodis processors in the target applications, according to the company. Meanwhile, Apodis EVB, an Apodis-based evaluation and reference design, minimizes the development effort of designing Apodis-based boards.

"IP Light's cutting-edge Apodis technology enables optical system vendors to introduce highly advanced products quickly," said David Bae, president and CEO of Han Infocomm, a Korean communications technology company that represents IP Light. "Apodis processors help to shorten the development cycles for new hardware designs in multiple applications. Han Infocomm's customers stand to benefit from Apodis's superior performance while reducing overall R&D investment. Our customers appreciate the potential of these sophisticated products, having already placed advanced orders."

The new processors represent an evolution from previous generations of the Apodis line (see "IP Light unveils optical transport network processor for mobile fronthaul"). IP Light also recently introduced IP cores for centralized radio access network (C-RAN) applications (see "IP Light supports enhanced CPRI over OTN via Orion IP core").

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