K-micro Introduces Second Generation Burst Mode CDR SerDes for GPON OLTs
Enables better FPGA-based OLT reference designs and multi-channel integration into ASICs for higher throughput and cost reduction
“GPON standards developed for FTTX applications typically specify system performance only at the PMD device,” said
The CDR SerDes can be operated in two modes – i) automatic mode, where the CDR observation window is set to a fixed duration, and ii) manual mode, where total flexibility is offered to tailor the solution according to optical transceiver characteristics and other system latencies. In both cases the CDR has a high jitter tolerance of 0.75 UI in burst mode operation, enabling it to be used with large variety of optical transceivers. Outside the burst mode operation, the CDR works in continuous mode where it can tolerate even higher jitter.
One important distinction between the two modes of operation is that in automatic mode, burst is identified by a clock-like pattern typically seen in a pre-amble of data burst, whereas in manual mode, the placement and duration of burst period is controlled by the user. With this flexibility, manual mode can also accommodate non-periodic “data like” pre-amble allowing smoother transitions from pre-amble to payload from jitter perspective.
“We are pleased to offer a low power integrated solution to our customers combining CDR, Serializer and De-serializer functions into one device which can accommodate a wide variety of optical transceivers,” said
About K-micro (Kawasaki Microelectronics America, Inc.)
K-micro’s innovative ASIC technologies and world-class design support are used in the consumer electronics, computer, office-automation, networking and storage markets. The company is an active participant in industry standards organizations, including InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) Technical Committee T10 for SCSI Storage Interfaces, PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG), USB Implementers Forum, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), Universal Plug and Play Forum (UPnP), the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG), Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA), Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and OCP International Partnership (OCP-IP). K-micro has design centers in