Mysticom teams with Mentor Graphics to validate compatibility and rigorous performance capabilities for Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet.Mysticom and Mentor Graphics Mentor Graphics, Inc (NASDAQ: MENT) is a US-based multinational corporation dealing in electronic design automation (EDA) for electrical engineering and electronics, as of 2004, ranked third in the EDA industry it helped create. has announced rigorous performance capabilities and compatibility with the completion of extensive interoperability testing for both their Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet An Ethernet standard that transmits at 1 Gbps. Used mostly to connect high-end workstations and servers as well as for network backbones, Gigabit Ethernet transmits full duplex from point to point using switches and half duplex in a shared environment (CSMA/CD) using a hub. solutions. The tests confirmed that Mysticom's MY3104 (10G Ethernet PHY See physical layer and physical. ) and the Mentor Graphics Ethernet A-XGMAC (10G MAC), provide a cost-effective, high-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet connection. In addition, Mysticom's MY1104/E (Gigabit Ethernet Quad PHY) and the Mentor Graphics Ethernet PE-GMAC0 (1G MAC) achieved reliable, standard compliant, Ethernet operation with error free transmission. The performance and compatibility guaranteed by the proven Ethernet interoperability tests should help accelerate OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and development time for next generation routers, switches, and other optical networking Communications between computers, telephones and other electronic devices using light. An optical network is far more reliable and has far greater potential transmission capacity than networking in the electrical domain. See optical fiber. equipment and reduce time-to-market.
"We are very pleased with the results demonstrated during interoperability testing with Mentor Graphics Ethernet IP," said Wiren Perera vice president of worldwide marketing for Mysticom. "These results provide our customers with a fast track to developing Gigabit and 10 Gigabit solutions in conjunction with technology from an industry leader."
"This technology collaboration with Mysticom addresses the needs of today's highly integrated communications and networking systems," said Michael Kaskowitz, general manager of the Mentor Graphics IP division. "Our industry leading, silicon-proven Ethernet IP, combined with Mysticom's Ethernet PHY, will enable customers to deploy their product development plans with speed and greater reliability."
Mentor Graphics recently acquired the complete line of Ethernet and media access control (MAC) IP group from Alcatel, the industry leader for Ethernet IP, used in 80% of the 10/100 Mbit/s ports and over 50% of the Gigabit Ethernets ports shipping worldwide.
The MY1104/E is a Gigabit Ethernet Quad PHY transceiver with four Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) channels that operate from 1.0 to 1.25 Gbps (4 X 1.25 Gbps). The MY1104/E features the industry's lowest power consumption (0.6W), an extended operating temperature range (-40C to +85C), clock compensation and recovery along with multiple self- testability options on each channel.
The MY3104 is a performance-enhanced 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHY Transceiver intended for port side, backplane, and rack-to-rack applications. The MY3104 features an optional enhanced mode, which integrates forward error correction A communications technique that can correct bad data on the receiving end. Before transmission, the data are processed through an algorithm that adds extra bits for error correction. If the transmitted message is received in error, the correction bits are used to repair it. (FEC See forward error correction.
FEC - Forward Error Correction ) on each channel (4 X 3.125Gbps) and greatly improves the bit error rate (BER (1) (Basic Encoding Rules) A set of encoding rules for ASN.1 notation, which is a method for defining data structures. See ASN.1.
(2) (Bit Error Rate) The average number of bits transmitted in error. See BERT.
1. ) to better than 10-17.