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Forward Error Connection IC Supports High-Speed Data Transmissions

Designed for 10 Gbs fiber optic communications, the MTC6134 Enhanced Forward Error Correction (EFEC) IC can correct errors in arbitrary data streams to extend the reach of metropolitan area networks (MANs). The single-chip bi-directional device features full SONET/SDH section and line overhead-processing, 10 Gbs Ethernet performance monitoring and Digital Wrapper termination and generation for 10 Gbs systems. Error correction is based on a block-oriented Reed-Solomon code RS (255,239) in addition to an optional proprietary FEC code that provides increased net coding but with the same overhead. Other features include performance monitoring, support for a proprietary communications channel, comprehensive FEC statistics with dedicated error signal inputs, and optimized package I/O. The EFEC comes in a 896-pin ceramic BGA (CBGA) that measures 35 mm x 35 mm. Pricing is $750 in sample quantities. MULTILINK TECHNOLOGY CORP., Somerset, NJ. (732) 537-3776.


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