Ethernity Networks receives $3m FPGA order

Ethernity Networks receives $3m FPGA order
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FPGA-based 1G/10G PON OLT SoCs address major infrastructure issues related to the deployment of 5G cell towers.
By Jean-Pierre Joosting


Ethernity Networks, a leading supplier of data processing offload products on programmable FPGAs for accelerating telco/cloud networks, has signed a $3m contract with a Chinese broadband network OEM for its FPGA-based 1G/10G PON OLT SoCs.

Under the contract, Ethernity will supply its ENET 4820 and ENET 5200 FPGA System-on-Chip (SoC) devices with support for four Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) Optical Line Termination (OLT) ports and four 10Gbps XGS-PON OLT MAC ports, respectively, or for different combinations thereof. The SoCs will enable the two types of PON for use in the OEM’s 5G fronthaul products, as well as other fiber access deployments.

The total initial committed order, valued at approximately $3,000,000 from a mix of the FPGA SoCs, accrues from 2022 into 2023 with additional orders anticipated thereafter.

Ethernity’s ENET 5200 10G XGS-PON OLT SoC focuses on resolving major infrastructure issues related to the deployment of 5G cell towers. The OEM will base its XGS-PON and GPON offerings on a unique architecture that utilizes a low-cost enterprise switch, as well as Ethernity’s FPGA SoC with advanced traffic management, and the OLT PON MACs.

David Levi, CEO, Ethernity Networks said: “This is Ethernity’s largest single contract since the company’s IPO in 2017 and builds on the multiple new contract wins and orders over the last six months. We have converted our PON technology into a deployable product via this significant entry into the Chinese marketplace, and plan to extend this offering to other worldwide markets. The addition of PON to our global implementations is a validation of our statement that Ethernity’s products cover network processing ‘from the tower to the 5G core.’”

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