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AppliedMicro Multiplexer Expands Capacity for OTN Systems

Latest addition to market leading mapper line offers double capacity and density for Packet-Optical Transport Systems for aggregation of IP packet and TDM services

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 21, 2012-- Applied Micro Circuits Corp., or AppliedMicro (Nasdaq: AMCC), today announced the TPO134, an OTU2 Add-Drop multiplexer with 16 clients in one device. The TPO134 expands ODU cross-connect capacity to 80 Gigabit-per-second with two devices and is designed to support Terabit-per-second switching capacity in Packet-Optical Transport Systems (P-OTS). As the latest addition to a family of market-leading framers and mappers for the Optical Transport Network switching and routing applications, the TPO134 doubles density and expands capacity for IP packet aggregation and TDM services and will be demonstrated during the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC), from March 4-8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The TPO134 joins AppliedMicro’s TPO124/114 add-drop multiplexers in addressing OTN aggregation as network providers and transport system vendors introduce a new OTN networking layer to replace SONET/SDH for greater capacity and efficiency of the Internet. The new layer not only transports IP services, but allows specialized Fibre Channel and video services as well as migration away from older SONET/SDH networks.

AppliedMicro’s TPO134 offers support for ODU0 and ODUflex and all standardized client mappings. It is also adaptable to future new client mapping and monitoring requirements. An advanced software Application Programming Interface (API) makes integration into target systems efficient and allows for smooth migration of solutions over time.

“AppliedMicro leads the world in innovative technology for OTN transport and aggregation of packet and TDM services,” said Lars Pedersen, Chief Technology Officer of AppliedMicro TPACK A/S. “Today we are announcing the expansion of our leadership position with the TPO134, which doubles the capacity and density of our TPO114/124 solutions. We provide our customers with a safe and stable migration path to future standards and market requirements. Additionally, AppliedMicro’s advanced software API makes integration into target systems efficient and allows for smooth migration of solutions as standards change and system requirements evolve.”

AppliedMicro provides TPO134-based reference designs to customers in order to ease hardware implementation and reduce time-to-market. Additionally, the advanced software API provides greater efficiency for software integration. AppliedMicro offers the most comprehensive portfolio in the OTN space with a combination of SoftSilicon® and HardSilicon™ solutions. TPO134 is the newest part of this portfolio that covers all applications and allows optimization for any capacity need.

The TPO134 Add-Drop multiplexer is available now and shipping to customers this quarter.

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AppliedMicro is a global leader in energy conscious computing solutions for telco, enterprise, data center, consumer and SMB applications. With a 30-year heritage as an innovator in high-speed connectivity and high performance embedded processing, AppliedMicro employs patented transport and embedded processor SoCs to provide high performance energy efficient products. AppliedMicro's corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world. For further information regarding AppliedMicro, visit the company’s Web site at

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