Aurora Networks is using Zarlink Semiconductor’s Circuit Emulation Services-over-Packet (CESoP) technology, which has helped Aurora Networks achieve Metro Ethernet Forum 18 (MEF 18) certification requirements, the chip vendor said.

Aurora Networks’ recently released GT3410A T1/E1 Access Module incorporates Zarlink's ZL 50120 CESoP processor, which provides TDM-over-packet and timing capabilities to enable Carrier Ethernet performance required for emerging applications, including wireless backhaul of TDM-based services over mobile broadband networks.

"The ZL50120 processor enables seamless delivery of delay-sensitive TDM traffic with low jitter and minimal packet delay and packet delay variation to meet MEF 18 synchronization requirements," said Bruce Ernhofer, product segment manager with Zarlink's Communication Products group. "

"MEF 18 certification is a critical benchmark for service providers as they seek solutions to seamlessly deliver TDM services over Metro Ethernet and Carrier Ethernet networks," said Luis Yu, senior product manager, Aurora Networks. "Our focus is to provide scalable, cost-effective solutions for cable providers as they develop this market. Zarlink's highly integrated CESoP solution has allowed us to efficiently design and deploy an MEF 18 certified access module targeting this growing market.”

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