Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, reported accumulating multiple design wins with nine of the market share leaders in the IP Edge microwave/millimeter-wave backhaul networking equipment space. Collectively, these OEM customers account for nearly 60% market share in the microwave backhaul and 75% in the millimeter-wave backhaul segments. The wins leverage Vitesse’s technology leadership with VeriTime™, its patent-pending distributed timing technology with the industry’s highest accuracy IEEE1588v2 timing for IP Edge networks.
Validated by several major OEMs in real-world tests, VeriTime represents fifth-generation IEEE1588v2 IP. Vitesse’s recent presentation of performance results to the ITU-T documented VeriTime’s better than 3ns per node accuracy over a nine-node IEEE1588v2 Transparent Clock ( TC) network chain and superior long-term phase stability, making it the industry’s only solution that fulfills TD-LTE and LTE-Advanced ( LTE-A) requirements in real-world tests today.
“Timing accuracy requirements for 4G/LTE-A/TD-LTE are at least six times more stringent than for 3G,” said Pat Diamond, timing industry veteran and pioneering member of the IEEE1588-2008 PTP Working Group, of Diamond Consulting. “Clearly, network equipment OEMs recognize this fact. Given the rigorous level of timing accuracy needed for LTE networks simply to function, solutions like Vitesse’s VeriTime enable OEMs to future-proof their equipment for tomorrow’s wireless backhaul networks.”“We continually strive to strengthen our product leadership with innovations such as VeriTime to enable the massive bandwidth requirements in IP Edge and Mobile Access networks,” added Martin Nuss, chief technology officer at Vitesse. “Vitesse is fortunate to be able to work so closely with the leading wireless backhaul OEMs to bring advanced solutions to market. Today, Vitesse is the only silicon vendor who can enable microwave and millimeter-wave backhaul OEMs to deliver sub-10 nanosecond accurate IEEE1588v2 timing over their wireless links, and our design wins with the market share leaders is a strong vote of confidence for our solutions.”