Xilinx Showcases 400G Applications for Optical and Wired OTN Markets at OFC 2013

All Programmable FPGAs and highly optimized OTN SmartCORE IP portfolio enable 400G solutions for next-generation Smarter Networks

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) will demonstrate 400G optical and wired OTN applications based on its 7 series All Programmable FPGAs and recently announced portfolio of SmartCORE™ IP.  These demonstrations highlight Xilinx's commitment to address the growing ASIC and ASSP gaps for wired networks, enabling customers to design and deliver smarter and more efficient communications systems for next-generation smarter networks. Visit Xilinx at OFC 2013 in Anaheim, Calif. from March 19-21, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Booth #1426.

Xilinx Booth demonstrations

4x 100G OTN Transponder on a Virtex®-7 FPGA

    -  This demonstration showcases the world's first 400G capacity OTN

       single-chip solution and features 13.1 Gbps (GTH) transceivers that

       provide robust performance at line rates that exceed ASSP and

       competitive offerings. This compact, cost-effective OTN solution

       incorporates fully-featured 4x 100G Transponder OTN SmartCORE IP,

       enabling customers to build smarter solutions that address their market

       needs for 100G and 400G+ line cards.

400G OTN Test Development Platform 

    -  This platform features a highly-integrated, single Virtex-7  FPGA

       capable of prototyping OTN Muxponder, Transponder and switching

       solutions that scale from 10 Gbps to 400 Gbps. The advance prototyping

       capability combined with availability of optimized IP cores minimizes

       development risk and reduces time-to-market.

XFEC: The Xilinx® Proprietary 100G Super FEC Solution Demonstration

    -  This demonstration showcases the Xilinx 100G XFEC (High Gain Xilinx

       Forward Error Correction) capabilities on a video stream with the

       programmable noise level controlled through a GUI.  With a coding gain

       in excess of 9.35 dB and a latency of 11uS the 100G XFEC enables longer

       reach, lower cost optical links for smarter, bandwidth efficient

       networks to be realized.

Xilinx Interoperability Demonstrations

Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) Booth #2769

    -  Xilinx will demonstrate interoperability between its 28 Gbps (GTZ)

       transceiver and a Fujitsu CFP2 optical module running at 25.78 Gbps.

       Leveraging the OIF-CEI-28G-VSR implementation agreement, this

       demonstration illustrates real-world integration of 100G networking


Oclaro Booth #2701

    -  Xilinx will demonstrate its 28 Gbps capable GTZ transceivers

       interoperating with an Oclaro CFP2 module at 25.78 Gbps. Attendees will

       see how to create a more intelligent network through our Virtex-7 HT

       family with up to 16 x 28 Gbps (GTZ) transceivers that communicate

       directly with CFP2 optical modules (up to x4), thereby removing external

       Gearbox ASSP and retimers - reducing cost, power, footprint and board


Ethernet Alliance Booth # 2909

    -  Xilinx will demonstrate interoperability between its 28 Gbps GTZ

       transceiver and a Finisar CFP2 optical module operating at 25.78 Gbps.

Reflex Photonics Booth # 1046

    -  Xilinx will demonstrate a 123.75 Gbps optical link based upon Virtex-7

       FPGA 12.5 Gbps (GTX) transceivers interoperating with a Reflex Photonics

       Reflex 123.75 Gbps LightABLE.  The Xilinx Virtex-7 T devices support up

       to 56 x 12.5 Gbps (GTX) transceivers and the Virtex-7 XT devices support

       up to 96 x 13.1 Gbps (GTH) transceivers enabling the highest reliability

       links, best performance per-watt and fastest time-to-market.

Xilinx Presentations

Tuesday, March 19 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Room #304D

Optical Network Architecture and Technology for Financial Applications, Richard

Cosgrave, Xilinx communication business unit OTN marketing manager

Tuesday, March 19 - 3:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m., Ethernet Alliance Booth #2909

The Role of the FPGA in 400GE Technology Development,  Dr. Gordon

Brebner, Xilinx CTO's office

Wednesday, March 20 - 1:50 p.m. - 2:40 p.m., Expo Theater II

The Need for Speed: The Role of FPGA Technology in 400G Networking,  Dr. Gordon

Brebner, Xilinx CTO's office

About OIF Interoperability 2013

More than ten OIF member companies will unite under the banner of the Optical Internetworking Forum to showcase multi-vendor participation in OIF Interoperability 2013 - Enabling the Next-Generation of 100G Optical Modules. The OIF's PLL demonstration will showcase the draft CEI-28G-VSR implementation agreement key to enabling the next generation of more efficient, smaller form factor 4x 25G Optical Modules.

A public demonstration of the event will be on display March 19-21, 2013 at OFC/NFOEC in Anaheim, CA, OIF Booth #2769. Additional information can be found at http://www.oiforum.com/public/OIF_Interoperability_2013.html.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP are key to Xilinx's solutions for Smarter Networks and Data Centers.  These smarter solutions enable programmable systems integration and serve a broad range of customer needs. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.



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Silvia E. Gianelli




Xilinx, Inc.

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