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Micrel Launches New Limiting Post Amplifier for 10Gbps FTTH PON Network

Micrel Semiconductor has introduced SY88053CL and SY88063CL limiting post amplifier. Both devices support the expansion of the next generation passive optical network (PON) FTTH XGPON and 10GEPON optical line terminal (OLT) ideal for applications. The product line also applies to support multi-rate applications. Fiber optic transceiver module, the maximum rate is up to 12.5Gbps. Support for Ethernet, Fibre Channel, OTN and OBSAI data rate.
“These new devices offer an impressive number of features including a new level of high bandwidth, high input sensitivity with programmable, wide range SD Assert and LOS De-Assert threshold levels, 4dB of electrical hysteresis, and stable SD Assert and LOS De-Assert timing to meet the stringent requirements of next generation PON network,” stated Tom Kapucija,director of marketing for the high speed communications business, Micrel. “Thesse features enable link efficiency optimization with increased system reach, higher link up-time and higher payload bandwidth.”Vice president for the timing and communications business group, Rami Kanama, said, “As the demand for more data at higher speeds increases, carries need to meet this demand by upgrading their line-side equipment and revamping their networks. Micrel continues its effort in addressing this demand at the device level. Our new optical limiting amplifier delivers speed, performance, and features that is critical to solving technical difficulties facing next generation FTTH, Enterprise, and transport networks. With increased link efficiency, system operators can achieve higher data transmission performance and potentially reduce carries’ CapEx and OpEx.”
Both devices incorporate fast SD Assert and LOS De-Assert times across the entire differential input voltage range of 5mVPP to 1800mVPP which enables improved link efficiency and optimization. In 3mVPP to 30mVPP wide LOS / SD threshold range provides a 4dB electrical hysteresis.  Integrated 50 Ohm input and output impedances optimize high speed signal integrity while reducing external component counts and in turn, cost. TTL compatible JAM input enables a SQUELCH function by routing back the LOS or SD signal.
The SY88053CL enable user adjustable decision threshold adjustment for optimized Bit Erro Rate operation in noisy applications with asymmetrical noise distribution while the SY880563CL provides a user selectable Digital Offset Correction function that automatically compensates for internal device offsets in the high speed data path. Other features include multi-rate 1Gbps to 12.5Gpbs operations, optional LOS or SD output, selectable RXOUT +/ RXOUT- signal polarity (SY88053CL) and 25ps typical rise / fall time. Beyond the current customer demand through increased performance margins, improved manufacturability of the module, while reducing costs. By increasing each node and the downstream branch exceeds 512ns link budget margin established, to improve the efficiency and data throughput of the link. By optimizing in a noisy environment and the error rate or RAMAN EDFA Optical Fiber Amplifier noise characteristics of asymmetric compensation, expanding the system extends the scope to improve the data throughput.
Both devices offer a wide power supply range of 3.3V+/-10 percent and come in an industrial temperature range of -40 degC to +85-degC and a tiny 3mm x 3mm QFN package.
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Moratel Chooses BTI Systems For Tier-1 Carrier Network Deployment

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Summary: Moratel deployed BTI’s “metro network solutions” and “Ethernet business service solutions” to build multi-service networks for Indonesia’s largest mobile operators.

BTY Systems, the software and networking leader empower content and service providers to capitalize on trends in cloud services, mobility and Internet video, today announced that PT Mora Telematika Indonesia (Moratel) has deployed BTI’s Metro Networking and Ethernet Business Services Solutions to create a multiservice network for Indonesia’s top mobile operator. The deployment, stretching from Pekanbaru to Singapore, will serve as a network model for comparable future applications in six other Indonesian cities. BTI worked with local partner PT Interprima Indocomm on the deployment.

Established in 2000, Moratel is a wholesale telecom infrastructure provider. Headquartered in Indonesia, Moratel serves Tier-1 carriers including the country’s leading mobile operator, which sought to develop a multiservice network that could handle Ethernet, SDH/SONET and DWDM — all on the same platform. Moratel selected BTI for the project because its innovative, scalable solutions support multiprotocol packet and optical services, and are extremely easy to learn and fast to deploy.

“BTI has rapidly delivered – throughout the entire engagement. We need to go live in a compressed timeframe and BTI worked with us throughout the holiday season and provided excellent support, ensuring we hit our customer’s timeline,” said Syarif Lumitarjo, General Manager – Products & Business Development for Moratel.” Additionally, BTI’s scalable, reliable solutions allow for seamless growth and integration with existing equipment – exactly what the customer required. We look forward to Leveraging BTI’s solutions to several more cities, and sustaining a mutually beneficial and successful partnership.”

The core component of BTI’s Metro Networking Solutions is the BTI 7000 Series, a compact, modular and easy-to-use intelligent networking infrastructure system. Providing large scalability, a flexible infrastructure and greater reach, it converges packet and optical layers for simplified management, easier provisioning and faster time-to-service. And featuring a pay-as-you grow model. The BTI 7000 series enables users to easily develop and capitalize on new business opportunities.

“We are excited to be working with a true telecom infrastructure and services pioneer, and for helping establish a network benchmark for future deployments,” said Fahim Sheikh, Vice President of Sales for BTI in Asia Pacific. “We welcome continued collaboration with Moratel as they execute the next phases of this multiply, multiservice deployment.”

Digital Agenda biased toward FTTC asserts FTTH Council Europe

While the latest Digital Agenda Scoreboard released this past June 12 shows that Europe is making progress toward the European Commission’s broadband access goals, many countries on the continent are using the wrong approach, says the FTTH Council Europe. The reliance in several areas on upgraded copper-based networks, typically fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) architectures, limits Europe’s long-term broadband growth prospects, the Council believes. Worse, the way the Digital Agenda defines next-generation access (NGA) encourages this mistake, council spokespeople assert.
“European policy makes no distinction between the regulatory regime for low-cost copper upgrades and more expensive but future-proof fiber to the home investments,” states Hartwig Tauber, director general of the FTTH Council Europe. “The result is that regulatory policies effectively promote copper upgrades. Prioritizing copper upgrades and making the pricing regime for copper a central element of the Single Market reforms shows a lack of vision that does not augur well for Europe.”
The fact that the Digital Agenda goals do not take into account what might be required after the European Commission’s 2020 target dates, the European policy effectively encourages carriers to adopt FTTC because it is the cheapest and most expedient approach, the council appears to imply. Thus, these policies aren’t technologically neutral in practice and encourage the use of technologies that the council describes in a press release as “not future-proof or already outdated.”
Therefore, the Commission should be working to make it easier for carriers to afford the expense of fiber to the home if they really want a level technological playing field, the council believes. “We need a greater emphasis on future-proof fiber networks and need to facilitate new models of financing,” Tauber says by way of example.
Such new financing models are essential because the FTTH Council Europe estimates it would take €200 billion to deploy FTTH across the EU and meet the Digital Agenda’s targets. These goals include ensuring that half of European Union households subscribe to broadband services that support download speeds of more than 100 Mbps.
Raising the 200 billion would require investments from outside the telecom sector, paired with what the council referred to in the press release as “major regulatory reform.” Yet the European Commission has yet to forward such proposals, the FTTH Council states.
Source: Lightwaveonline
By FiberStore, Industry News – www.fs.com

Huawei Still Maintains Its Leading Position In 2013 Global Broadband Aggregation Equipment Market

1Q13 global DSL, PON and FTTH equipment revenue declined 7% compared with 4Q12, down to $ 1.5 billion; although its global sales of EPON and GPON equipment respectively dropped 5% and 4%, Huawei still maintaining its leader position in global broadband aggregation equipment market (world market share of 33%).

 

FiberStore news, on June 6th, 2013, Infonetics Research principal analyst Jeff Heynen said, broadband aggregation equipment market got a poor start this year, although the performance of various regions and different technical aspects is different, but the overall revenue began a continuous decline from the first quarter of last year.

“EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) suffered a heavy blow, the region DSL, PON and FTTH equipment sales in this region declined by 27% compared with last quarter, ending the growth of previous three consecutive quarters. The EPON sales in the Chinese market have fallen sharply, but due to China Telecom and China Unicom continuing deploy FTTH GPON-based to provide 20M access services, GPON equipment sales in the region has achieved eight consecutive quarters of growth. Meanwhile, as operators increase investment to resist the competition of DOCSIS 3.0 technology, the North American market contrarian, successfully avoided a quarter of weakness as its previous peculiar”, said Heynen.

The highlights of broadband aggregation equipment market in first quarter of 2013

1Q13 global DSL, PON and FTTH equipment revenue declined 7% compared with 4Q12, down to $ 1.5 billion;

 

Due to seasonal and Russia, the Middle East carriers initial GPON equipment purchase tide coming to an end, and PON equipment sales in EMEA fell sharply by 50% after achieved double-digit growth in two consecutive quarters;

Despite its global EPON and GPON equipment sales respectively appeared 5% and 4% decline, Huawei maintains its leader position in revenue of global broadband aggregation equipment market (accounting for 33% market share);

Alcatel-Lucent ranked second in global broadband aggregation equipment market, followed by ZTE; ZTE shared China Telecom’s FTTx business by cheap price, its revenue was not that good for several consecutive quarters.

Mellanox Acquired Danish Optical Interconnect Component IPtronics

Following the announcement of acquisition of silicon photonics manufacturer Kotura two weeks ago, the storage network vendors Mellanox Technologies Ltd. recently announced that the company will acquire a Danish private IPtronics A / S, reflecting determination of them enhancing the light transmission capability. Mellanox will spend $ 47.5 million in cash for the acquisition. IPtronics A / S is the industry’s well-known application of parallel optical transmitter and receiver technology developers. Board of Directors of Mellanox and IPtronics has approved the details of the transaction, Mellanox is expected in the second half to complete the transaction.

IPtronics provides multi-channel vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) driver, modulator drivers and transimpenndance amplifier. Mellanox’s platform is already in use of IPtronics products. The same with the acquisition of Kotura, Mellanox said that IPtronics products are embedded in its current solutions, and that the acquisition enhances its ability to deliver complete end-to-end optical interconnect solutions at 100-Gbps and higher speeds to meet the growing demands of applications used in high-performance, Web 2.0, cloud, data center, database, financial services and storage environments.

The proposed acquisition of IPtronics is highly complementary with our recently proposed acquisition of Kotura. IPtronics’ parallel optical interconnect ICs further solidify our strategy to have a full end-to-end solution for the server and storage interconnect,” said Mellanox president and CEO Eyal Waldman.

Mellanox plants to establish its first R&D center in Europe at IPtronics’ premises in Roskide, Denmark, and further expan its customer support presence in Europe. It will keep IPtronics’ existing product lines to ensure continuity for customers and partners.

“We are very pleased to joint the Mellanox team and look forward to working together to further push forward the development of the combined company” said IPronics A / S co-founder and CEO Niels Finseth.

Published by FiberStore, business news – www.fs.com

on June 5, 2013