Microsemi Optical Transport Networking (OTN) Processors: ECI and Microsemi Partnership

Executive Summary

ECI and Microsemi have partnered to enable the economics required for massdeployment of 100G, with ECI leveraging Microsemi’s DIGI OTN processors for its Apollo Packet Optical Transport Platform.


Core, metro and data center networks drive a range of hardware platform and cost configurations that must be solved by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as ECI. ECI must provide its customers with products that match their specific requirements, and needs to develop these products in a cost effective and efficient manner that allows the company to compete in the market while growing and investing in new technologies.


Microsemi’s DIGI family of OTN processors enables a platform development strategy through its flexibility, broad feature set, and carrier tested software development kit. This allows ECI to leverage their investment in hardware and software to develop a broad portfolio of advanced networking solutions, resolving the problems and addressing the challenges that their broad customer base faces—giving ECI a differentiated market advantage.


ECI has selected Microsemi as their primary OTN solutions partner for the Apollo platform. Microsemi’s processors have enabled ECI to build best-in-class OTN platforms and deliver them to their customers around the world. Microsemi’s DIGI OTN processors have the lowest power per port, carrier-grade software features such as hitless restart, the industry’s most advanced OTN encryption, and scalability for seamless mass deployment of 100G packet optical transport architectures.

They have met the capacity, speed, power, and security requirements while providing ECI with the flexibility to use the product line across several applications, line cards, and platforms, thus creating numerous solutions for addressing today’s OTN challenges.

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