A Tier 1 Network Equipment Maker (NEM) engaged AimValley for Design Services in FPGA and software to support capabilities on their Packet Optical switch.
In this case the customer came to AimValley due to leverage our expertise in TDM and SONET/SDH to replace their previous solution. The expectation was to provide a design that at a minimum would deliver feature parity while at the same time lower the cost of the solution.
As a result of this design services contract, AimValley delivered an FPGA design that included: a TDM matrix, a complete series of TDM over packet SONET/SDH line interfaces, all of which were converted to packet streams into/from a 10GE packet backplane.
Also included in the development work was Software development to create the associated PCIe driver complete with the API.
Over and above the interfaces and packet handling, AimValley provided Line and path protection, VT-1.5 UPSR, and Sync reference.