New Xilinx Reference Designs Equip Customers with Industry's Only Single-Chip Solution for 4x100G OTN Transponders and 2x100G OTN Switching Applications

Complete Evaluation Platform with software APIs and Highly Optimized OTN SmartCORE IP Enable Rapid Development to Deployment of High Bandwidth OTN Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —  At OFC 2014, Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced new reference designs that equip customers with single-chip solutions for 4x100G OTN Transponder and 200G OTN Switching applications. These reference designs, in conjunction with the company's All Programmable 3D ICs and SmartCORE™ IP, provide customers with a fully featured evaluation platform for the creation and evolution of highly differentiated,  high-bandwidth OTN applications.  Visit Xilinx, Booth #3245 at OFC in San Francisco, March 11-13 for a technology demonstration.

 "Our new OTN reference designs address the low latency, high integration and performance requirements for today's multi-100G OTN applications," said Gilles Garcia, director of wired communications. "Xilinx's single-chip 400G OTN solutions are unique in the industry and our evalution platforms, combined with the new reference designs, provide designers with a critical head-start in their development process accelerating productivity and reducing time to market."

The new OTN reference designs are available for evaluation on the Xilinx Virtex®-7 VC730 3D IC OTN target platform. These reference designs include a group of comprehensive operating-system agnostic software APIs to simplify and accelerate the design of All Programmable Smarter Networks:

  • 4x100G Transponder in a single Virtex-7 1140T 3D IC – reference design showcases the world's first single-chip 400G solution. The design, a 4x100G Transponder, features a common control plane to manage the four 100G streams.  Each 100G stream supports GFEC with statistics, an overhead processor to perform section, path and tandem connection monitoring and an easy to use GUI to evaluate defects and performance metrics.
  • 2x 100G OTN Switching on a single Virtex-7 1140T 3D IC – reference design showcases three Xilinx SmartCORE IP cores including a 100G single-Stage Multiplexer/Demultiplexer, an OIF compliant 100G Segmentation and Reassmebly (SAR)  and a 100G ODUMon, a bi-directional IP block used to perform overhead insertion and extraction on up to 80 ODUj channels. These SmartCORE IP  cores enable designers to construct a single chip 2x100G MuxMapSAR for Metro OTN and Packet Optical Transport systems (P-OTS).  This reference design includes full section, path and six levels of tandem connection monitoring, 100GE client defects, and ODU and client signal replacement, providing sophisticated management capabilities.

The reference designs are now available through Xilinx local sales representative.  For more information visit    

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