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Luminous selects Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGAs for MAN solutions

Posted: 03 Jun 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Xilinx? Virtex-II Pro FPGA? PacketWave? MAN switch?

Optical networking solutions provider Luminous Networks, has selected Xilinx Inc.'s Virtex-II Pro FPGAs for its PacketWave family of MAN access switches.

The Virtex-II Pro family of Platform FPGAs delivers four IBM PowerPC 405 processors immersed into the Virtex-II FPGA fabric. The Virtex-II also offers up to sixteen 3.125Gbps transceivers along with the SelectI/O-Ultra.

Luminous will apply the reprogrammable nature of Xilinx FPGAs to upgrade its MAN hardware, even after installation in the field. With the intergrated FPGA, Luminous' PacketWave is expected to deliver with greater reliability to toll-quality voice and Ethernet data services for MAN service providers.

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