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Product category: Communications ICs (Wired)
News Release from: Agere Systems | Subject: PayloadPlus
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 31 October 2003

Network processor simplifies
multiservice platform

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Calix set out to improve voice, data, and video service delivery economics for wireline carriers of all sizes, with the creation of its C7 simplified services platform.

Calix set out to improve voice, data, and video service delivery economics for wireline carriers of all sizes, with the creation of its C7 simplified services platform Agere Systems and its PayloadPlus traffic management network processor, played a key role in helping Calix successfully achieve its goal

The Calix C7 platform integrates the functionality of a broadband digital loop carrier, digital subscriber line access multiplexer, next-generation synchronous optical network multiplexer, Internet protocol router, Ethernet, and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switches into a single equipment platform.

To deliver on all of these network applications, Calix needed a network processor that could provide wire-speed performance with a flexible programming environment and simultaneously support many different communication protocols.

Agere's network processor was a strategic fit for Calix because of its ability to perform packet/cell classification, policing, operations, administration and maintenance (OAM), and statistics gathering.