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PMC META 120G Delivers Industry-Leading Integration; Figure 1: Converged Protocols (Graphic: Business Wire)

“Equipment manufacturers are challenged to bring to market high density 10G, 40G and 100G interface line-cards variants demanded by service providers today said Babak Samimi, vice president of marketing and applications for PMC's Communications Products Division., “With our META 120G's Tri-Speed Converged Carrier Ethernet/OTN architecture, our customers can deliver on multiple SKUs with investment in a single, flexible silicon platform and accelerating time to market.”

META 120G Delivers Industry-Leading Integration

META 120G is the industry’s first Tri-speed Carrier Ethernet/OTN converged framer device supporting:
  • Converged Rates: Innovative rate-agile SERDES enable a single META 120G device to deliver up to 12x10GE/OTU2, up to 3x40GE/OTU3 or a single 100GE/OTU4 connection
  • Converged Protocols: Per-port configurable Carrier Ethernet or OTN interfaces
  • Converged FEC: High performance 9.45dB Swizzle enhanced-FEC for OTU3 and OTU4 capable of improving 100G Ethernet optical reach by 50%, and comprehensive G.709 Reed-Solomon and industry compliant eFEC for OTU2 and OTU3 protocols
  • Converged Intelligence: Integrated IEEE 1588v2 Precision Timing Protocol (PTP) and Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) delivers timing performance and accuracy required for packet wireless infrastructure


The PM5442 META 120G is sampling now. For more information, visit or contact PMC sales at

About PMC

PMC (Nasdaq:PMCS) is the semiconductor innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data. Building on a track record of technology leadership, the company is driving innovation across storage, optical and mobile networks. PMC’s highly integrated solutions increase performance and enable next-generation services to accelerate the network transformation. For more information visit

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