One of the main challenges in today’s telecom network designs is the smooth migration from a TDM based network to a packet based network. A key driver for this change is to create a homogeneous network that uses packet technology in the core backbone, the metro and the access network. This single network could provide major commercial benefits with reduced capital and operational expenditure.
Application of TDM over Packet via Circuit Emulation Services allows such smooth migration: instead of using fixed bandwidth TDM links per individual end-service, the TDM traffic is packetized and aggregated with other TDM or IP traffic onto a single network.
AimValley presents several IP-core devices for TDM over Packet applications which are available for several FPGA types:
For easy evaluation the following IP-core is available for Altera Qsys: