SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that ZTE Corp., a publicly listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, designed its packet-based multiservice bearer platform using high performance Xilinx Virtex®-6 FPGAs, enabling 100G Ethernet service deployment.
ZTE cites superior Virtex-6 FPGA performance, low power consumption and flexibility as key contributors to its success in getting to market in record time to establish a technology lead in the fiercely competitive market for carrier, enterprise and data center network solutions. Notably, ZTE's IPTN (internet protocol transport network) passed the most strict, authoritative tests for communications infrastructure solutions, most recently in China Mobile's large-scale testing which support high-volume purchasing.
"As cloud computing, mobile Internet and high-definition services drive global demand for steep increases in data bandwidth, ZTE is commanding a market and technology edge over our rivals in next-generation, ultra-high-speed routing," said Zhai HongJian, director of the IPTN hardware department at ZTE Corp. "Like ZTE, Xilinx has a proven track record of technology innovation. Virtex-6 met the stringent performance and power specification for our IPTN design, while delivering a level of flexibility that will enable our customers to quickly and easily address evolving standards and deploy new services. Looking ahead, our design teams are excited about the tremendous potential for ZTE as an early adopter of Xilinx 28nm 7 series FPGAs."
Xilinx's Virtex-6 FPGA met all performance and industry standard specifications [40G MAC, Ethernet OAM (operations, administration and maintenance) and BFD (bidirectional forwarding detection)] to enable key IPTN functionality, including: massive packet switching, flexible traffic management with sufficient queue resource and traffic cache capacity, programmability and upgradeability. In addition, the Virtex-6 FPGA met ZTE's low power requirements to easily pass thermal design tests, thereby ensuring system stability.
Over the past 10 years, ZTE has also selected Xilinx Virtex and Spartan® FPGAs for wireless baseband, RRU (spell out) platforms, data communications systems and carrier network, and switch and access network products, to name a few. Earlier this year, Xilinx was named ZTE 2010 Best Global Supplier in recognition of the company as a preferred supplier and technology innovator for demonstrating excellence in cost, quality, support and delivery.