SONET/SDH system designers depend heavily on off-the-shelf ASICs and ASSPs. The total cost of ownership; royalty, integration, and support is exorbitant! In addition, over designed ASIC/ASSPs, supporting a plethora of interfaces, rates, and functionality; have high gate-count, area, and power requirements. Also with the recent economy down turn, many ASIC/ASSP vendors are forced to eliminate or refocus their engineering resources required to support and/or enhance these devices, leaving SONET/SDH system designers with the daunting task of supporting "end-of-life" components critical to their systems.
KVN's rate-configurable design IP infrastructure enables maximum design flexibility. Design flexibility is achieved by developing system level functions that are rate configurable. These functions can then be constructed together to meet customers' system requirements. With KVN's rate configurable IP Infrastructure and field proven protocol compliancy verification software, we can develop protocol compliant, rate and system specific SONET/SDH/Ethernet ICs in 3 to 6 months.
Compared to off-the-shelf ASIC/ASSP vendors dictating interfaces and rates, our approach is to deliver customer specified system level IP!
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