Industry Innovators Deliver High Performance Ethernet Solutions That Improve Time-to-Market and Optimize System Performance Mountain View, Calif., Aug. 1, 2003
-- Mysticom and Mentor Graphics today announced rigorous performance capabilities and compatibility with the completion of extensive interoperability testing for both their Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet solutions. The tests confirmed that Mysticom's MY3104 (10G Ethernet PHY) and the Mentor Graphics Ethernet A-XGMAC (10G MAC), provide a cost-effective, high-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet connection. In addition, Mysticom's MY1104/E (Gigabit Ethernet Quad PHY) and the Mentor Graphics Ethernet PE-GMAC0 (1G MAC) achieved reliable, standard compliant, Ethernet operation with error free transmission. The performance and compatibility guaranteed by the proven Ethernet interoperability tests should help accelerate OEM development time for next generation routers, switches, and other optical networking equipment and reduce time-to-market.
"We are very pleased with the results demonstrated during interoperability testing with Mentor Graphics Ethernet IP," said Wiren Perera vice president of worldwide marketing for Mysticom. "These results provide our customers with a fast track to developing Gigabit and 10 Gigabit solutions in conjunction with technology from an industry leader."
"This technology collaboration with Mysticom addresses the needs of today's highly integrated communications and networking systems," said Michael Kaskowitz, general manager of the Mentor Graphics IP division. "Our industry leading, silicon-proven Ethernet IP, combined with Mysticom's Ethernet PHY, will enable customers to deploy their product development plans with speed and greater reliability."
Mentor Graphics recently acquired the complete line of Ethernet and media access control (MAC) IP group from Alcatel, the industry leader for Ethernet IP, used in 80% of the 10/100 Mbit/s ports and over 50% of the Gigabit Ethernets ports shipping worldwide.Testing Overview
I. The initial test between the Mentor Graphics Gigabit MAC and the Mysticom's MY1104/E Gigabit Quad PHY demonstrated 1000BASE-X standard compliance with error-free operation while communicating through the Ten Bit Interface and an MDIO bus. Jumbo Packets (9.6KB length) were exchanged between devices, while local clock sources were operated with a maximum allowed drift of 200ppm, to simulate the most stressful real life communication environment.
II. The second test between the Mentor Graphics 10Gigabit MAC and the Mysticom MY3104 10 Gigabit PHY demonstrated 10 Gigabit Ethernet standard compliance and error-free operation. This was based on communication through the XGMII Interface and MDIO bus. Multiple packets were exchanged between devices, while local clock sources were operated with a maximum allowed 200 ppm drift to simulate a real life communication environment. About Mysticom's MY1104/E and MY3104
The MY1104/E is a Gigabit Ethernet Quad PHY transceiver with four Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) channels that operate from 1.0 to 1.25 Gbps (4 X 1.25 Gbps). The MY1104/E features the industry's lowest power consumption (0.6W), an extended operating temperature range (-40C to +85C), clock compensation and recovery along with multiple self-testability options on each channel.
The MY3104 is a performance-enhanced 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHY Transceiver intended for port side, backplane, and rack-to-rack applications. The MY3104 features an optional enhanced mode, which integrates forward error correction (FEC) on each channel (4 X 3.125Gbps) and greatly improves the bit error rate (BER) to better than 10-17. About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT - News) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of about $600 million and employs approximately 3,500 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777; Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314. World Wide Web site: www.mentor.com
. About Mysticom
Founded Founded in 1997, Mysticom provides complex DSP and mixed-signal VLSI solutions for use in high-speed communication systems. Mysticom's products range from 10/100 Mbps Ethernet PHY cores to 10 Gbps transceiver integrated circuits (ICs) for Ethernet and backplane applications. Mysticom is one of the few companies in the world to have successfully developed high-speed physical layer networking technologies that can be used in local, metropolitan, and wide area networks. Mysticom is headquartered in Netanya, Israel and marketing, sales, design and customer support offices in Mountain View, Calif. Additional information can be found at www.mysticom.com
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