The Agere TFEC brings a new level of intelligence to the network via its ability to provide a reliable transport mechanism to carry virtually any type of client data over the optical layer of the network, so carriers can fully realize the benefits and power of optical networking today," said Gene Scuteri, general manager of Agere's optical networking solutions group.
Because its framing protocol does not require a SONET/SDH frame, the TFEC allows new network builders, where appropriate, to build flatter networking infrastructures to directly transport ATM, IP/Ethernet packets, or any data, for that matter, over fiber," said Ngozi Bell, senior manager in Agere's optical networking solutions group.
Since the TFEC integrates IB-FEC with SONET/SDH framing and PM capabilities, customers can build simpler line card solutions that leverage the reuse of existing repeaters in the network," continued Bell.
The TFEC directly interfaces to Agere's optical modules via a 16 x 622 Mbits/s Optical Interworking Forum (OIF)-compliant interface as well as to the TSOT0410G, Agere's SONET/SDH 10Gbits/s framer and pointer processor solution.
The TFEC can operate in multiple modes with or without digital wrapper, IB/OoB-FEC and regenerator loopback modes, both as a quad 2.
The TFEC is produced with Agere's low-power COM2 process technology using a 1.