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Date: 20-03-17

Xilinx to showcase it’s high speed DCI solutions at OFC 2017

Xilinx, Inc. to debut a number of it’s high speed data center interconnect (DCI) offerings at OFC 2017. These solutions offer systems OEMs maximum flexibility and enable migration to next-generation designs. They also allow scalable performance at the lowest risk while ensuring network security.

Xilinx’s off-the-shelf solutions address rapidly changing high speed networking and security requirements needed by the data centers for metro and long haul applications, in spite of the increased network traffic and bandwidth.

List of Solutions for demo:
400GE multi-vendor network: This demo features the standards-based 400GE MAC and PCS IP in a Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ VU9P FPGA. The demo illustrates the Xilinx 400G solution connecting to a Finisar 400GE CFP8 module which in turn connects to a Spirent 400G test module in the Ethernet Alliance booth.

FlexE for DCI transport:
Complete FlexE 1.0 solution showcasing bonding, sub-rating and channelization on UltraScale+ FPGAs. This solution demonstrates how multiple clients can be transported using FlexE.

Automation and security functions for DCI solutions:
This demonstration shows how LLDP packets can be snooped on transport line cards to allow a SDN controller to build a network topology for automation integral to data center networks. It also shows the use of IEEE compliant MACsec to encrypt and authenticate the link for security.

Optical technology abstraction in DCI transport:
This demo illustrates how Xilinx FPGAs provide the required abstraction from differing technology integration by multiple manufacturers and enables designers to choose or mix optical technologies on a single platform.

56G PAM4 transceiver performance:
This demonstration showcases Xilinx's new 56G PAM-4 transceiver test chip in 16nm FinFET for backplane and LR applications.

Xilinx Interoperability demonstrations

400GE Multi-Vendor Network (Ethernet Alliance Booth #3709)
The demo illustrates the Xilinx 400G solution connecting to a Finisar 400GE CFP8 module which in turn connects to an Ixia test set in the Finisar booth.

10GE Aggregation with FlexE for DCI Transport (OIF Booth #3853)
Demonstration of an OIF FlexE implementation carrying multiple clients. Xilinx 20nm Virtex UltraScale FPGAs are used to implement the OIF FlexE solution of a channelized FlexE group.

56Gb/s PAM-4 Transceiver Interoperability (OIF Booth #3853)
Xilinx PAM-4 transceiver interoperating with 3rd party PAM-4 transceivers over industry standard LR backplanes, QSFP28 connectors and copper cables.

Xilinx Presentations at OFC

400GE from Hype to Reality
Wednesday, March 22 at 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm, Expo Theater III, Exhibit Hall A


400G P4 Programmable Packet Processing for NFV/SDN
Wednesday, March 22 at 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Expo Theater III, Exhibit Hall A

Xilinx Technology-enabled demonstrations throughout the OFC show Floor:

Dini Group – Booth #2861

EXFO – Booth #2725

IP Light – Booth #3826

MoSys – Booth #3732

Finisar – Booth #2403

Precise-ITC – Booth #4141

TransPacket AS – Booth #1425

Xelic – Booth #2774

Viavi – Booth #2303

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