Fujitsu Announces Micro Multi-Service Provisioning Platform Demo And Evaluation System Based On The ETHOS

Frankfurt (PRWEB) November 25, 2005

Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) has announced the availability of the ETHOS MB87M2181 Evaluation Platform — a highly integrated system that allows ODMs and OEMs to rapidly prototype a compact micro Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (micro MSPP) using the highly integrated Fujitsu ETHOS device.


The Evaluation Platform collapses a multi-shelf system to a single card in a “pizza box” form factor; supports both legacy PDH and 10/100/1000 Ethernet services at OC-3/STM-1 and OC-12/STM-4 capacity; supports an interactive online scripting environment to simplify configuration and prototyping for fast time-to-market, and offers an on-board CPU running Linux real-time OS for convenient software development.


Developed in co-operation with Fujitsus partner AimCom, a leading-edge design and development company specialising in Next Generation Carrier Class Optical Networking, the ETHOS evaluation platform is a complete, stand-alone system solution for customer premises equipment or complete network elements. The platform features two-per-port programmable OC-3/12 SONET or STM-1/4 SDH optical interfaces and two OC-3 SONET or STM-1 SDH optical interfaces that seamlessly connect to SFP modules. An additional 4 E1/DS1 and 4 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports are provided.


Mark Ellins, Director of the Communications Business Unit at FME commented, This new device underlines Fujitsus commitment to rolling-out a growing product portfolio of ASSPs for Telecom Access applications. With more announcements in the pipeline we believe the ETHOS MB87M2181 will confirm our position as pace-setter in this market.


The evaluation platform is based on the ETHOS MB87M2181 device — a highly integrated single-chip MSPP optimised for OC-3/STM-1 and OC-12/STM-4 applications.


The device’s advanced data features and high integration are ideal for compact networking equipment deployed in remote terminals or customer premises equipment where service density does not justify the use of larger, more expensive MSPPs.


The ETHOS integrates SDH/SONET framers and pointer processors, PDH mappers, expansion interfaces, a cross-connect and G.813 SEC / GR-1244 Stratum-3 network element timing function. The integrated, glue-less interfaces to hot pluggable SFP modules reduce the overall system cost and power consumption. Supporting VCAT and LCAS as well as GFP, LAPS and PPP mapping, the device is perfectly suited for the fast growing market of compact and cost-effective customer premises access equipment for next-generation carrier-class optical networking.


A strong endorsement of the ETHOS MB87M2181 came from David Drew, CEO of Haliplex, a leading manufacturer of edge access and multiplexing solutions, based in Melbourne, Australia: The Fujitsu ETHOS development system enabled us to run parallel engineering efforts in software and hardware. This allowed us to meet the aggressive time-to-market requirements demanded by our customers. The open nature of the software has been a delight.


About Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe


Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) is a major supplier of semiconductor and plasma display products. The company provides advanced systems solutions to the automotive, digital TV, mobile telephony, networking and industrial markets. Engineers from design centres dedicated to microcontrollers, mixed-signal, wireless, FRAM, multimedia ICs and ASIC products work closely with FME’s marketing and sales teams throughout Europe to help satisfy customers’ system development requirements.


This solutions approach is supported by a broad range of advanced semiconductor devices, IP and building blocks as well as leading-edge Plasma Display Panels. For more information visit FME’s website at


About AimCom


AimCom BV is a privately held fabless semiconductor company providing building blocks for Next-Generation Optical Networking solutions for delivery of cost-effective SDH and Ethernet services. The company’s products, designed for metro and regional service providers, are full-featured, carrier-class solutions, incorporating advanced optical transport and Ethernet over SDH/SONET. For more information, please visit


About Haliplex Pty Ltd


Formed in 1999, Haliplex Pty Ltd is a leading manufacturer of next-generation edge access and multiplexing solutions for service providers, private fibre, and fixed wireless networks.


Haliplex designs flexible and modular Multi-Service Provisioning Platform products that are the most feature-rich in their class. Haliplex platforms can be deployed as part of an existing or entirely new SONET/SDH network and allow network designers to deploy traditional or next-generation services – including flexible bandwidth Ethernet-to-PDH.


The Haliplex headquarters in Melbourne, Australia features an extensive research and development facility. Sales offices have been established in Melbourne, Australia, and Arizona, USA. A worldwide network of distributors, system integrators and resellers ensure that customers have world-class, in-country Haliplex product customer support.


For further information, visit or email [email protected].



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