Cortina Unveils Industry’s First Multi-Dwelling Unit Family of Passive Optical Network Products
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cortina Systems, Inc. (Cortina™), a fast-growing leader in intelligent communication systems, today announced the Cortina Systems® Integrated Access platform, its comprehensive technology development suite for the emerging access network. The Integrated Access platform includes silicon and software solutions optimized for 1 to 10 Gigabit EPON, GPON, and active Ethernet access technologies. The Integrated Access platform provides a complete solution, instead of point products, enabling carriers to offer the next generation, bandwidth intensive services over the access network.
The number of fiber-based access subscribers is expected to grow dramatically worldwide over the next decade with service providers deploying passive optical networks to offer more revenue-generating services, such as IPTV, video on demand, VoIP, online gaming, and ultra-broadband Internet access. Cortina’s new Integrated Access platform enables our customers to quickly either adapt their existing systems with the Integrated Access technology or allow them to rapidly build solutions from scratch for the access network.
“Cortina is working closely with worldwide carriers to understand their challenges in managing multi-service access networks,” said Balakumar Velmurugan, director, Access Business Unit at Cortina. “Our strategic vision is to enable our customers to offer PON, Cable, Active Ethernet, and xDSL aggregation solutions utilizing a unified system development platform.”
As part of Integrated Access Platform, Cortina today also unveiled its CS8x12 product family, the industry’s first Multi Dwelling Unit (MDU) products addressing EPON, GPON, and Active Ethernet deployments.
“The CS8x12 provides a low-power, cost-optimized, and standards-compliant PON MDU solution that otherwise would require up to three chips,” Velmurugan said. “Cortina will announce additional transformational products that address the current and future real-life usage models in the access space.”
The CS8x12 is a carrier class, single chip, MDU device with integrated aggregation switch, carrier-class traffic manager, and Ethernet or xDSL subscriber interface. The CS8x12 product family comprises the CS8212 (GPON) and CS8012 (EPON) System on a Chip (SoC) devices that are shipping in volume as of today. Both devices, as part of the Integrated Access platform, share the same software model, can reuse board design rules, and can be configured in Active Ethernet configuration to address non-PON-based fiber deployment.
About Cortina Systems
Through continuous innovations in advanced port processing and intelligent port connectivity, Cortina Systems, Inc is a leading supplier of intelligent communication solutions for the Core, Metro, Access, Digital Home and Enterprise network market segments. Cortina delivers a wide suite of products that address customers’ performance, density, and flexibility needs with state-of-the-art, high-speed, analog-digital integration technology. Cortina solutions enable faster time-to-market, longer time-in-market, and increased revenue opportunities. Working closely with customers to understand their system requirements and anticipate their needs, Cortina is creating the foundation for new generations of services. For more information, please visit www.cortina-systems.com