January 29, 2007 -- Avalon’s SFI-5 core is an integral component of FPGA based 40G systems as it compensates for FPGA skew injection using Avalon’s patent pending Skewfinder technology. As part of Avalon’s 40G offering, the SFI-5 core exceeds OIF skew standards and supports data rates up to 50G.
"With our SFI-5 IP purchase, Avalon has demonstrated that they can deliver a validated core that reduces our development cost and accelerates our time to market” said Seamus Daly, Director of Hardware Engineering at Avici Systems Inc.
Avalon is continuing development of IP components used for 40G optical connections. “We continue our investment in technologies that enable OEMs like Avici Systems to deliver data to optical fiber at speeds of 40Gbps” said Wally Haas, Director of Engineering at Avalon.
"Avalon’s SFI-5, together with its other 40G IP products such as a SONET/SDH Framer/Mapper or an OTU3 Framer/Mapper with FEC, enable OEMs to accelerate their deliver schedule, and reduce cost of development" said Wally Haas.
Flexibility and Customization Advantage
Avalon fully exploits the flexibility that FPGAs offer - Avalon delivers custom designs using an internal IP library combined with custom RTL. Customers can also be provided with a multiple-FPGA load solution that allows them to reduce PCB size and cost, and to get more functionality out of their product.
Pricing and Availability
Avalon’s Athabasca product (40G SONET/SDH Framer/Mapper + SFI-5) is currently available. Please contact Avalon for pricing.
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